Archive for date: January 31, 2006

Dark Chocolate Brownies

January 31, 2006 | Cooking and Recipes, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

What can I say?  Life sucks today, but there isn’t a day so bleak that isn’t improved by a massive plate of brownies.  Over at Cooking for Engineers, those kitchen elves whipped up a batch of “John’s Favorite Brownies”, made with none other than  the excellent Scharffen Berger chocolate.  Yum-mee. Cooking For Engineers – Recipe […]


January 31, 2006 | My Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Using the multi-shot capability of my nikon, I grabbed sixteen small exposures of the frog croaking, extracted them, aligned them by hand, and made the (rather large, sorry for the dialup users) images on the right. Technorati Tags: My Photos

Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go

January 31, 2006 | General, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

What’s wrong with Microsoft’s DRM strategy: “We don’t want this technology to be available to every hobbyist. We need to keep the number of licensees down to a manageable number. We charge a license fee to keep the number of people we have to deal with down to a level we can handle.” Really, why […]

What is so damned fascinating about The DaVinci Code?

January 31, 2006 | Books I Read, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I just finished listening to Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code and I can’t help but shake my head and wonder: Why the hell is this book so damned popular? Dan Brown is a dreadful writer.   Not just mediocre.  But bad.  Really bad.   I mean really, let’s open with an evil albino?  Why not […]