the espresso ceremony What prompted me to have a brief respite from the world of decaf, and try a real shot of coffee? Was it that Velluto Nero has won awards for their coffee? Was it that a commenter said I should look at the caffeinated coffee, not the decaf, when reviewing a place? Was […]
[bec] Hamlet as a facebook news feed (warning: contains spoilers for Hamlet, but the statute of limitations for that has to be over, yes?)
Not wanting to jump into the fray too soon – rest assured, gentle reader, I was watching the news on Tuesday afternoon, waiting for an announcement to see what would happen – I’ve had a chance to think about the Australian Starbucks closures a little more, and thought it was about time to comment. Whether […]
Book: Nothing in my hand I bring”. After a week of World Youth Day adventures taking over Sydney, it seemed high time that I read the latest Matthias release on the subject of Catholicism. One of my favourite pilgrims was struck by the way that people were protesting beside the walk – “Jesus is the […]
movie: batman: gotham knight A Batman version of the Animatrix: six short stories, in different Anime styles, set in Gotham city in between the two Christopher Nolan Batman films. I found the first story dragged a bit, and, while there were a few moments that were enjoyable, I think I’m just not sufficiently into anime […]
I might have left the promotion too late, but if you’d like to spend the financial year reading through war and peace in just a chapter (or so) per day, you can join in over at matt’s blog.
A foodie blogger’s map – where to find the best croissants in Paris. I’ve only ever had one croissant in Paris, and I don’t see myself going back there any time soon, but I’m sure at least one reader will find it useful.
Instead of wasting money on a printer that’s only going to break down and have paper jams, why not just put a network card in a box of printer paper, with a sticker on top that says “Out of toner”? You can just say that the toner is on backorder, and won’t be there for […]
I asked myself many times whether the curry night concept would actually scale, was pleasantly surprised. Would something that worked for two people stretch out when it was ten people all learning to make curries? Would we end up with something edible? Indeed we would. The invitation process was a bit too haphazard: the next […]
movie: The Dark Knight It was a really good movie: worthy of all the hype, though not the best movie ever made. Heath Ledger’s performance, too, was really good – he indeed disappears into the character. I don’t think it is going to result in an Oscar, but that probably doesn’t matter in the scheme […]