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Dark Chocolate Brownies

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 File: Dark Chocolate Brownies

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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.

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Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go

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 would this hobbyist give even another $.10 to this company?

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What is so damned fascinating about The DaVinci Code?

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 just have a midget and a one armed man as villains?  Dear Lord.

And the code stuff?  They are riddles, not codes.

And the ending.  Dreadful.   Truly dreadful.

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