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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

fresh waffle


By popular request, here is a quick and easy recipe for making waffles. It is so easy, it would never fail.

2 whole eggs, beaten
300 gr all-purpose flour
160 gr butter
140 gr sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
100 ml milk
vanilla, to taste

Of course, you also need a waffle iron.

(Photo is taken by this girl)

Monday, September 22, 2008

on passion and reason

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

-- Benjamin Franklin

Autumn in Paderborn

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

on CrossOver Chromium (a way for Chrome on Linux)

CrossOver Chromium is a nice and easy approach to run the famous Google Chrome browser under Linux (while waiting for the official Linux version and if you don't want to mess around with Wine). I tried it on my OpenSUSE machine, it works pretty well. There are minor glitches, like maximized window could not be restored anymore (because Chrome skips normal window management), a status bar that does not appear and disappear properly, the omnibox rendering problem, and similar other small annoyances. But all in all, for 11 days of work, it is an amazing achievement.

Checking its JavaScript performance using SunSpider, it is only up to 40% slower. However, it still feels smooth and fast. Definitely worth a try.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

curiosity kills the cat

The unverified reason Irn-Bru is not available in Germany is because the ingredients label and so on are only English, not in German. Usually this is remedied by sticking another label in whatever language it should be. No idea why it doesn't work out.

Apparently, this famous Scottish soda is available in Norway.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

on karma (in this zen-like moment...)

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

-- Wayne Dyer