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  1. Acidic Coffee

    What is it with acidic coffee in New Zealand? The only decent non acidic coffee I have ever been able to find here has been Lavazza. A few months ago, Lavazza changed distributor. The new distributor has discontinued the espresso that we have been happily drinking for several years, with ...

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  2. It's been awhile

    It's been awhile since I posted here. It happens. Generally it means I have either been flat stick at work, doing a stint of yo-yo shifts, not doing anything exciting, or a combination there of. In this case it has been a combination of working flat out, with yo-yo ...

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  3. DIY Computers

    A box full of parts, a screw driver, and a couple of hours later, I now have a new computer that is way more powerfull than I have ever had before.

    I'm amazed at how simple it was to assemble, and how much cheaper, than buying a complete computer ...

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  4. Exercise and other thoughts

    Walked into town and back for the first time in about two weeks today, and I felt it. I really need to be walking into town and back at least once per week.

    We had a meeting at the new dspace premises in the weekend. I think it will be ...

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  5. Cars

    Note to self: Do not do any maintenance yourself. Take it to a mechanic. It is cheaper and less hassle.

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  6. Spring Thoughts

    It is well and truely spring now. Hay fever has set in and after a mild winter, thoughts of outdoor activities and projects are bouncing around inside my head.

    I do like living in a place that has four seasons and the way you can use them to improve a ...

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  7. Virtual Machines

    A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to the concept of running virtual computers inside one computer.

    Currently I run two macbooks. One of them dual boots with OSX Snow Leopard/Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Karmic Koala. The other dual boots with OSX Snow Leopard/Windows XP SP2. Mostly ...

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