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Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Old Winter Ale

Categories: [ Beer/FAVOURITES | Beer/Fuller's ]


“The Crystal malts int the brew give a sweet, nutty character to the beer, whilst the Target, Challenger and Northdown hop varieties, help balance the strong, satisfying dark ale.”

Just another ale, but a good one, not bitter. Contains malted barley.

Fuller Smith & Turner, London, England. 5.3% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 25th, 2006 at 19:15 | no comment | ]

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer

Categories: [ Beer/FAVOURITES | Beer/Innis and Gunn ]


“For 30 days this honey-hued beer sleeps in hand selected oak barrels, locked inside a bonded warehouse, gradually assimilating the subtle flavours that reside in the wood. Barrels are then emptied and maturation continues for a further 47 days in a marrying tun… Aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus with a malty, lightly oaked palate.”

Very soft taste, that reminds of whisky and of chocolate mint. Delicious. Made of barley malt.

Innis & Gunn, Edinburgh, Scotland. 6.6% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 24th, 2006 at 19:07 | no comment | ]

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Old Tom

Categories: [ Beer/Robinsons ]


“aromas of dark fruit and a palate boomig with ripe malt and hops followed by a deep port wine finish.”

Very sweet and quite bitter, very strong too.

Frederic Robinson Ltd, Stockport, England. 8.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 19th, 2006 at 15:37 | no comment | ]

Saturday, November 18th, 2006


Categories: [ Books/Comics/Webcomics ]


© Space Coyote

Saturnalia is about a cop who gets dragged into a group of vigilante who fight for the right of androids, against another group who consider androids a threat against the humans and tries to get them exterminated.

[ Posted on November 18th, 2006 at 18:26 | no comment | ]


Categories: [ Books/Comics/Webcomics ]


© Chris Hazelton

Ash was a boy until an angel messed up his life and turned him into a girl. Emily is a girl who just managed to get admitted in college, and whose last two years of hard work have just been erase by the same clumsy angel. Misfile is about the two heroes trying to cope with their new lives and getting the angel, exiled on Earth, to do enough good to be admitted back in heaven and fix his mistakes (before his bosses actually notice it).

[ Posted on November 18th, 2006 at 18:21 | no comment | ]


Categories: [ Books/Comics/Webcomics ]


© Brion Foulke

Maytag is a shy woman who turns into a cheeky girl when she puts on her jester's costume. Bernadette is a fine swordswoman who dreams of becoming a knight.

[ Posted on November 18th, 2006 at 18:14 | no comment | ]

Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Webcomics ]


© Mookie

Dominic Deegan is a seer. His life taks a sudden turn when he meets Luna, a beautiful girl (except for hers tusks) that her mother is trying to get killed. Later on, he discovers that he is chosen to fight against the Storm of Souls. And so on…

The series is quite fun and full of bad puns, just how I like it.

[ Posted on November 18th, 2006 at 17:29 | no comment | ]

Lump of Coal

Categories: [ Beer/Ridgeway ]


“Yet another bummed-out holiday? Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout is liquid consolation. It's a deep, rich, sweetly rewarding stout to take the edge off of that grim family gathering, that cheerless annual festival of alienation. This brew is as dark as it gets, as black as the lump of coal you'll be getting for Christmas. Because, let's face it, you've been pretty bad this year.”

Very sweet and very strong.

Ridgeway Brewing, Oxfordshire, England. 8% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 18th, 2006 at 17:09 | no comment | ]

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Le Choco-Noursy théorique

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Choco Noursy ]

Analyse du Nutella

Le Nutella contient 6.5% de protéines, 57% de glucides et 31% de lipides. On sait aussi qu'il est composé de sucre, d'huile, de noisettes (13%), de cacao dégraissé (7,4%), de lait (6,6%), de lactosérum et de graisse solide.

Enfin, Fineli donne la composition de divers aliments, on trouve donc les informations suivantes:

  • sucre: 99.9% glucides
  • huile: 100% lipides
  • noisette: 14% protéines, 17,7% glucides, 61% lipides
  • lait en poudre: 32,4% protéines, 52,9% glucides, 1% lipides
  • lactosérum: 11,9% protéines, 78% glucides, 1,1% lipides
  • graisse (de coco): 0,5% protéines, 99,5% lipides

En outre, mon cacao en poudre contient 24,5% protéines, 11% glucides et 21,7% lipides.

De toute cela on peut déduire que le Nutella est composé de:

  • sucre: 46%
  • huile: 15%
  • noisettes: 13%
  • cacao: 7,4%
  • lait: 6,6%
  • lactorsérum: 6%
  • graisse: 6%

L'erreur relative par rapport aux valeurs annoncées du Nutella est de 0,2% pour les protéines, 0,4% pour les glucides et 1,2% pour les lipides.

Vers un nouveau Choco-Noursy

Mon chocolat au lait contient déjà du sucre, du lait (14%), du cacao (30%) et du beurre de cacao (30% environ), plus les lécithines et l'arôme de vanille qui entrent aussi dans la composition du Nutella.

Voici donc la composition théorique du Choco-Noursy à base de chocolat au lait:

  • sucre: 38%
  • huile: 18%
  • chocolat: 20%
  • noisettes: 13%
  • lait en poudre: 10%
  • cacao: 1%

Ce qui donne une composition nutritionnelle de 6,5% protéines, 57,4% glucides et 32,6% lipides, ce qui est relativement proche de celle du Nutella.

Le sucre du Nutella est apporté sous forme de sucre et de sirop de glucose, donc il faut peut-être essayer d'apporter le sucre sous forme de sirop plutôt que sous forme de cristaux (qui ne se dissolveraient pas facilement dans l'huile ou le chocolat fondu). La densité du sirop de sucre devra être déterminée par l'expérimentation.

Composition nutritionnelle des précédents Choco-Noursy

La version 4 contient 6% de protéines, 40% de glucides et 31% de lipides (1915 kJ/100g). Elle était donc tout aussi grasse que le Nutella, mais moins sucrée.

La version 5 contient 9% de protéines, 28% de glucides et 41% de lipides (2110 kJ/100g). Elle est donc nettement moins sucrée que le Nutella, mais beaucoup plus grasse.

[ Posted on November 16th, 2006 at 10:45 | no comment | ]

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Bishops Finger

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Beer/Shepherd Neame ]


“Classic Kentish ale… using the best English Golding hops and only the spring water from a 300 years old well.”

The text on the back of the bottle was in Swedish…

Just another ale, quite bitter.

Shepherd Neame, Faversham, Kent, England. 3.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 12th, 2006 at 21:23 | no comment | ]

Black Sheep's Emmerdale

Categories: [ Beer/Black Sheep ]


“… fruity English Golding hops and Maris Otter malted barley.”

Just another ale, not bitter. Made of barley and wheat.

Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire, England. 4.2% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 12th, 2006 at 21:20 | no comment | ]

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Applied Linguistics: My American Accent

Categories: [ Science ]

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Northeast (97%)

“Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.”

What American accent do you have?

Thank you Antti-Juhani for that wonderful moment of true science ;)

[ Posted on November 6th, 2006 at 14:51 | no comment | ]

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Les extensions « Rivière » pour Carcassonne

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ DIY | Games ]


© Hans im Glück Verlag

Carcassonne est un jeu de société où les joueurs construisent une carte en assemblant des carreaux tirés au hasard représentant des parties de ville, de route, de champ et des monastères. Le jeu dispose de plusieurs extensions (hors de prix comparées au jeu de base), mais aussi de deux extensions gratuites à fabriquer soi-même : la rivière et la rivière 2. La rivière se construit avant le début du jeu proprement dit, donc ses carreaux ne sont pas mélangés à ceux du jeu de base, et n'ont pas besoin d'être identiques.


Pour commencer, on peut télécharger les avers des carreaux sur le site du jeu (chercher les liens « Der Fluss » et « Der Fluss II »), puis imprimer les carreaux (qui sont au format PDF, en couleur). J'ai ensuite découpé les bords blancs, puis coupé chaque planche en deux parties (plus facile à coller). J'ai collé chaque demi-planche sur du carton de 2 mm d'épaisseur (approximativement l'épaisseur des carreaux originaux) avec de la colle blanche. Le truc, c'est d'encoller le carton (plutôt que le papier) et d'étaler la colle sur toute la surface avec une raclette (par exemple une vieille carte de téléphone), puis de coller le papier. On évite ainsi que le papier ne gondole, et ça sèche en quelques minutes. J'ai ensuite découpé les carreaux au cutter, pour me rendre compte que les marques sur les avers donnent des carreaux légèrement plus grandes que les originales, j'ai donc redécoupé les carreaux en utilisant un carreau du jeu original comme gabarit.

J'ai aussi scanné le revers d'un carreau du jeu de base et je l'ai imprimé en 24 exemplaires pour faire un revers à mes carreaux. J'ai découpé chacun de mes revers, puis je les ai collés un par un au dos de chaque carte, en utilisant la même technique que ci-dessus.

[ Posted on November 4th, 2006 at 17:15 | 6 comments | ]

Friday, November 3rd, 2006


Categories: [ Beer ]


“Light and golden in colour with wonderful bursts of citrus fruits and an unforgettable hoppyness at the finish.”

Wentworth Pale Ale, a.k.a. WOPPA. Not bad for a pale ale, quite fruity.

Wentworth Brewery, Wentworth, Rotherham, England. 4.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on November 3rd, 2006 at 23:03 | no comment | ]

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

The Wotch

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Webcomics ]


© Anne Onymous & Robin Ericson

A webcomic made by Anne Onymous and Robin Ericson and published at www.thewotch.com. Anne just arrived at Tandy's High School. Robyn and his friend Jason soon notice that she has magical powers. Anne is more than a witch, she's the Wotch, the most powerful witch in the world. Except that she's just beginning with all that magic stuff. With the help from Robyn and Jason, they are going to fight super-villains Anne made come out of their comics, demons, djinns, a bunch a feminist who want to get rid of all men, be turned into werecats and other magical creatures… One recurring trick of Anne's is to turn boys into girls (and Jason loves becoming Sonja, even if he won't admit it).

[ Posted on November 2nd, 2006 at 23:18 | no comment | ]