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Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Woodforde's Norada

Categories: [ Beer/Woodforde's ]


“hints of papaya and mango”

A bit bitter and fruity. Contains malted barley and rye.

Woodforde's Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, England. 4.3% alcohol.

[ Posted on June 20th, 2021 at 10:55 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 13th, 2021


Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9781473217386

© Amazon.fr

In a dystopian future, Case is a former computer hacker who, having cheated his last employer, has lost his ability to connect to the matrix as a punishment. He now survives by committing petty crimes until he is contacted by Armitage, who offers to repair the damage done to his nervous system in exchange for a job. Case accepts and starts working with Molly, a mercenary employed by Armitage. They first steal the device containing saved consciousness of a famous hacker, nicknamed Dixie Flatline, by hiring a street gang to simulate a terrorist attack on the building holding the device while Molly steals it, helped by Case who remotely disables the buildings security systems. The trio then travels to Istanbul to hire Riviera before flying to Freeside, a space station functioning as a space resort for rich people. In the meanwhile, Case is contacted several times by an artificial intelligence called Wintermute which has been created by the Tessier-Ashpool family. The law forbids creating an AI with both intelligence and personality and Case learns that Wintermute is his real boss, Armitage being a fake personality applied to a traumatized ex-military named Corto. Wintermute wants Case and Molly to get Riviera to Lady 3Jane Tessier-Ashpool (who lives in Villa Straylight, at one extremity of Freeside) so that it can be merged with Neuromancer, an AI with personality. The two AIs would be able to merge if Lady 3Jane pronounces a given password at the exact moment when the software security systems that prevent the two AIs from reaching each other is broken. Riviera is supposed to manipulate Lady 3Jane into pronouncing the password (in a hidden terminal located at the Villa) while Case, with Dixie's help, would break the security. Riviera attempts to sabotage the mission for personal gain, but he is killed and the two AI finally merge into a superconsciousness.

[ Posted on June 13th, 2021 at 12:17 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Ella ja kaverit 1

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Books ]

Ella ja kiristäjä

ISBN: 9789513171568

Ella on ensimmäisellä luokalla. Kun opettaja näyttää huolestuneelta, Ella ja hänen kaverinsa päättelevät, että häntä kiristetään. He seuraavat häntä kun hän menee matkalaukku kädessä illalla puistoon (matkalaukku on luultavasti täynnä rahaa kiristäjälle), mutta lopuksi saadaan tietää että opettaja on mennyt hiljattain naimisiin, ja että hän on menossa häämatkalle.

Ella teatterissa

Ellan luokka järjestelee koulujuhliin joulukuvaelmaa. Lapset ja opettaja käyvät ensin teatterissa katsomasa miten näytelmiä esitetään. Lapset sekaantuvat näytelmän kulkuun, mutta yleisö tykkää siitä silti. Kouluvuoden lopussa he esittelevät joulukuvaelman. Se ei mene ihan putkeen, mutta yleisö on silti tyytyväinen.

Ella luokkaretkellä

Ellan luokka lähtee viimeisenä koulupäivänä luokkaretkelle. Kun he saapuvat museoon, ensimmäiseen pysähdyspaikkaan, opettaja huomaa että hän on unohtanut rahansa kouluun ja vaikka lapsilla on rahaa ja voisivat päästää sisään, hän ei voi ja sen takia hän riittelee kassanhoitajan kanssa. He sitten menevät ruokalaan, jossa lapset sekaantuvat ruoanlaittoon, ja lopuksi he menevät eläintarhaan, missä he tekevät myös tyhmyyksiä. Kun he tulevat takaisin kouluun, melkein kaikki menevät kotiin, paitsi yksi lapsi joka on lukossa koulussa. Hän menee ulos ikkunan kautta puuhun, mutta tarvitsee palomiehien apua koska hän ei osaa tulla puusta alas.

[ Posted on May 30th, 2021 at 16:34 | no comment | ]

Blacks KPA

Categories: [ Beer/Blacks ]


“Cascade and Citra hops. Tropical & citrus flavours”

Just anothe pale ale. Contains malted barley.

Blacks Brewery, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland. 5% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 30th, 2021 at 15:04 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Ready Player One

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In 2045, the OASIS is a massive virtual reality game to which people escape a dull reality. After his death, the creator of the game, Halliday, announced that an Easter egg was hidden in it, and that the first player who finds it will become the new owner of the game company. Parzival and his friends, like many others, are hunting for it; Sorrento, the unsavory head of the IOI corporation who wants to control OASIS in order to introduce targeted advertisement into the game also throws an army of employees into the hunt. Three keys are necessary for finding the egg, and the first one can be obtained by winning a race that seems impossible to win. Parzival however finds a hint at the Halliday archive and manages to win. He befriends Art3mis who joins his group of friends. Sorrento then discovers Parzival's real-world identity (Wade) and tries to coerce him to work for IOI before killing his aunt in an attempt to get rid of him. Wade is saved by Samantha (Art3mis' real identity) who is trying to get revenge on Sorrento who got her father killed. Together they discover that the challenge for the second key is located in a simulation of The Shining and consists in saving the woman with whom Halliday had been in love but with whom he never dared pursuing a relationship. Samantha is soon after captured by Sorrento, but thanks to her friends she escapes and infiltrates IOI premises. The challenge for the third key is in a castle on Planet Doom, on which the players must guess and play Halliday's favourite Atari 2600 game. Sorrento has setup a force field around the castle to prevent other players from reaching the game console. Parzival convinces the players to gang up against Sorrento and a long battle ensues while Art3mis works to disable the force field. Seeing that he is going to get beaten, Sorrento uses a weapon that kills all the players in OASIS, but Parzival survives thanks to an extra-life token given to him earlier by the curator of the Halliday archive. When he obtains the third key, Parzival is offered to sign a contract, but he refuses as he recognizes the contract that Halliday had forced his then partner Morrow out of the game company. This was the last test, and Parzival gets the egg and meets a simulation of Halliday who expresses his regrets in life, and hints at the fact that he's not really dead. At the same time in the real world, Sorrento is arrested after attempting to kill Wade and his friends. Morrow appears and reveals that he is the Curator, and Parzival decides to share the ownership of the game with his friends, and hire Morrow as a consultant.

[ Posted on May 23rd, 2021 at 12:17 | no comment | ]

Woodforde's West Coast Wherry

Categories: [ Beer/Woodforde's ]


“Amarillo and Cascade hops… citrusy, spicy, fruity”

Surprisingly sweet, and indeed fruity. Contains malted barley.

Woodforde's Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, England. 4.2% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 23rd, 2021 at 11:19 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Blade Runner 2049

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In 2049, the Wallace corporation has replaced the Tyrell corporation and manufactures new replicants which are designed to be obedient slaves. K is one of them and works as a blade runner, hunting and killing rogue, Tyrell replicants. When K finds the burried remnants of a replicant who has given birth to a child, K is ordered to make all traces of the event disappear, in fear that the news that replicants can procreate would start a war between humans and replicants. From Tyrell's archives, K discovers that the woman was Rachael, with whom Deckard had fallen in love. The information leaks to Wallace, who wants to understand how replicants can reproduce, because he cannot manufacture enough replicants for expanding insterstellar colonization. K discovers that Rachael had two children, a girl who died and a boy who survived. Another clue found at the burial site reminds K of an implanted memory of his fake childhood. This leads him to an orphanage that he recognizes and where he finds a small wooden horse that he remembers hiding. K then visits Dr. Ana Stelline who specializes in artificial memories and confirms that the memory is real. As K believes he is Rachael's son, he fails is considered to be unfit for duty and flees. An analysis of the horse leads him to Las Vegas, where Deckard had been hiding, and reveals that he is the father of Rachael' child. To protect the child however, they separated and he has no knowledge of his whereabouts. They are attacked by Wallace's henchwoman, Deckard is kidnapped and K left for dead. He's however rescued by replicant rebels, from which he learns that the child was actually a girl and that the boy was only a misdirection. K then tracks Deckard, saves him from Wallace's clutches and takes him to his daughter, Ana Stelline.

[ Posted on May 16th, 2021 at 11:16 | no comment | ]

Siren Neo Normal

Categories: [ Beer/Siren ]


“designed to show off Talus… new hops… pink grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and floral notes”

Very sweet, strong smell of tropical fruits, and indeed piney taste. Contains malted barley.

Siren Craft Brew, Finchamstead, Berkshire, England. 7.4% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 16th, 2021 at 10:33 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Black Worlds End

Categories: [ Beer/Blacks ]


“fairtrade cocoa beans and madagascan vanilla pods”

Very sweet, very chocolatey and vanilla-y. Contains malted barley.

Blacks Brewery, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland. 8% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 9th, 2021 at 20:06 | no comment | ]

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Premier souffle

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Les enigmes de l aube ]

ISBN: 9782376863045

© Amazon.fr

Dans un monde où la moitié des habitants possède un pouvoir magique, Anyelle, 9 ans, vit dans la forêt avec sa belle-mère et son père Elliort. Comme ce dernier a le pouvoir de faire repousser les arbres, le seigneur local ne se prive pas de couper les les arbres à l'orée de la forêt. Un jour où un grand nombre d'arbres avaient été coupés, Anyelle ajout accidentellement son pouvoir à celui de son père, et les arbres poussent dans toute la ville. Sur le conseil du vieux sorcier qui vit au fond de la forêt, Elliort emmène sa fille dans une école de magie afin qu'elle apprenne à contrôler son pouvoir de Renforcement. L'École des Magies Utiles et Laborieuses d'Hasturget n'accepte traditionnellement pas les filles, mais une démonstration un peu cataclysmique de son pouvoir convainc le directeur de l'accepter. Les enseignants n'ont rien à faire d'une fille et les résultats d'Anyelle sont plutôt mauvais. Elle se lie cependant d'amitié avec Naxu, un garçon dont le pouvoir est d'annuler la magie et qui jusqu'à l'arrivée d'Anyelle était le dernier de la classe. Lorsque commencent les cours de magie de l'esprit, le professeur Ferigas remarque les capacités d'Anyelle, et lui donne des cours supplémentaires. Ferigas l'emmène à un concert de magie harmonique, et Anyelle décide que c'est ce qu'elle veut apprendre. Pour ce faire, elle doit entrer à l'Illustre Institut d'Ithtir, ce qui lui demande beaucoup de travail. Grâce au soutien de Ferigas, ses résultats s'améliorent et malgré un incident où Anyelle renforce le pouvoir de Ferigas et mémorise tous les livres de la bibliothèque, elle présente un bon dossier d'inscription à Ithtir. Les professeurs d'Ithtir sont tout aussi misogynes que ceux d'Hasturget, mais grâce à son pouvoir elle réussit la tâche impossible qui lui était demandée comme examen d'entrée et est acceptée.

[ Posted on May 8th, 2021 at 14:44 | 1 comment | ]

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Brewdog Punk AF

Categories: [ Beer/Brewdog ]


Citrusy and otherwise strangely fruity. Contains malted barley, malted oats and malted wheat.

BrewDog Ltd., Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 0.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 2nd, 2021 at 15:15 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Thornbridge Karabel

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


“classic and experimental american hops (Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Centennial, HBC 522)… lemon peel, tropical fruit (mango)… grassiness… resinous… stone fruit and lychee”

Very fruity and strong, maybe a bit too sweet. Contains malted barley, wheat. Made in collaboration with Basqueland Brewing.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 4.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on April 25th, 2021 at 23:11 | no comment | ]

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

L'étincel courroucé

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Les forets d'Opale ]

ISBN: 9782302090804

© Amazon.fr

Luksand est à l'Académie de Lumière pour apprendre à maîtriser son bracelet, tandis que Rodombre et Altaï tentent de contacter des Forestiers qui pourraient l'aider à déchiffrer un message indiquant l'emplacement de la statue du Titan afin de le détruire et de mettre un terme à l'utilisation de la magie. Après bien des péripéties ils apprennent que le message indique la position du Titan par rapport à celle du Havre de la lumière, et partent vers ce but. Luksand quant à lui est découvert à l'Académie et s'enfuit avant que le Radiant Dhunkral ne s'empare du bracelet.

[ Posted on April 24th, 2021 at 16:52 | no comment | ]

On ne badine pas avec les mouches

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Troy ]

ISBN: 9782302090958

© Amazon.fr

Des sages ensorcellent Fuquatou pour qu'il tombe amoureux de Puitepée et se fasse dévorer, leur permettant alors de prendre le pouvoir. Fuquatou vient à Phalompe, un sage ensorcelle Puitepée, et contre toute attente le vénérable ne se fait pas dévorer et emmène même la femme de Teträm à Eckmül. Le style vestimentaire troll devient rapidement à la mode lorsque le mariage est annoncé. Les sages organisent alors un test d'aptitude pour tenter de destituer Fuquatou, mais l'arrivée de Teträm et Waha fait tomber leur plan à l'eau et, en tuant celui qui a crée le philtre d'amour, brise le charme. La famille de Teträm se reforme et les trolls retournent à leur village.

[ Posted on April 24th, 2021 at 16:37 | no comment | ]

Le dresseur de canaris

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Les quatre de Baker Street ]

ISBN: 9782749309507

© Amazon.fr

Polly chante dans un cabaret de l'East End, et Polly tente d'y entamer une carrière. Après avoir eu une altercation avec Wilson, son ancien patron surnommé le “dresseur de canaris”, Polly est attaqué dans la rue et gravement blessée. Charotte ses amis enquêtent, et Charlotte se fait engager par Wilson. Elle découvre que Wilson est soupçonné du meurtre d'une chanteuse et que Polly semble être un témoin de l'affaire. Wilson a donc tenté d'éliminer Polly, mais Tom veille sur elle à l'hôpital, où l'assassin fait une nouvelle tentative. À son retour d'Italie, Holmes aide les enfants à arrêter Wilson et son homme de main.

[ Posted on April 24th, 2021 at 16:12 | no comment | ]

Trois petits tours et puis s'en vont

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Aspic ]

ISBN: 9782302089396

© Amazon.fr

Les esprits qui hantent la maison de la tante de Flora acceptent de quitter les lieux. Flora enquête alors sur la mort de sa mère, empoisonnée par le parfum reçu en cadeau d'anniversaire. Le cadeau venait du père de Flora, mais ce dernier ne l'a pas acheté lui-même et est donc innocent ; le coupable est son beau-frère qui, criblé de dettes, a accepté d'assassiner sa belle-mère pour le compte d'une secte d'adorateurs de Cthulhu. Ces derniers ont aussi tenté d'assassiner le père de Flora qui travaille à maintenir la paix en Europe, alors que le maître de la secte a massivement investi dans l'industrie de l'armement et espère au contraire un guerre. Après avoir défait le maître de la secte et empêché un enfant de Cthulhu de revenir à la vie grâce à la pierre magique qui empêche Hugo de vieillir, Flora confronte sa famille, mais devant leur égoïsme, elle décide de couper les ponts définitivement; Hugo lui a vieilli rapidement et écrit ses mémoires.

[ Posted on April 24th, 2021 at 15:53 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Hiisi Lempo

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]


“hedelmäinen ja kevyem (sic) mehtäinen… valkoviinirypäle, yuzu”

Hapokas ja hedelmäinen. Sisältää ohramallasta. Se ei ole sama olut kuin Lempo.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 3.5% alkoholia.

[ Posted on April 18th, 2021 at 11:36 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Greene King Abbot Ale

Categories: [ Beer/Greene King ]


“pale and amber malts… Challenger, First Gold, and Fuggles hops… fruity, floral, spicy… fruit cake characters”

Smells kind of fruit-cakey, maybe something of gingerbread too. Contains malted barley.

Greene King, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. 5.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on April 11th, 2021 at 20:40 | no comment | ]

OpenARC with Postfix on Debian 10 (buster)

Categories: [ IT ]

Gmail started to complain recently that the messages forwarded by the trivial mailing-list hosted on my server did not pass the ARC validation. As Google already considers e-mail coming from my domain as spam (but strangely, not the emails forwarded by the mailing list on the same domain), I did not want to risk to see my e-mail treated as even less worthy to be delivered to the Valued Customers of Gmail (i.e., probably half the world) than it is now. And I wanted to look into ARC anyway. But the installation is not trivial, there are no official Debian packages, and no clear tutorial on the Web, so here's what I did. It may work for you or not.

This tutorial assumes you already have configured postfix with opendkim, and they are running on a single computer on a Debian 10. The configuration example expects postfix to run as chroot and uses the private key configured for opendkim.

All the following commands need to be run as root or through sudo.

Install the package

Add an apt source by creating the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openarc.list and write:
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home%3A/andreasschulze/Debian_10 /
Then run:
curl https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/andreasschulze/Debian_10/Release.key | apt-key add -
apt update
apt install openarc
If you don't want to run curl as root, you can run that command instead:
curl https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/andreasschulze/Debian_10/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -
This will install openarc 1.0.0 beta3-3, but the package's post-installation script has a bug, so the installation fails. To fix it, edit /var/lib/dpkg/info/openarc.postinst and comment-out line 62 which contains
  ln -s ../../var/lib/supervise/openarc-milter /etc/service/

Then run as root apt install openarc again.

Configure OpenArc

Create /etc/openarc/keys and copy the key from opendkim (e.g., /etc/opendkim/keys/example.private) into /etc/openarc/keys/. Then copy /etc/opendkim/TrustedHosts into /etc/openarc/.

Create /etc/openarc.conf (or create one such file based on /usr/share/doc/openarc/openarc.conf.sample.gz) and modify the following directives (without the quotes around the values, of course):

  • AuthservID: the name of the server (e.g., “server.example.com”)
  • Canonicalization: the value “relaxed/simple”
  • Domain: the domain namd (e.g., “weber.fi.eu.org”)
  • FinalReceiver: the value “no”
  • InternalHosts: the value “/etc/openarc/TrustedHosts” (if there is a such a file)
  • KeyFile: the path to the private key (e.g., “/etc/openarc/keys/example.private”)
  • OversignHeaders: the value “From”
  • PidFile: the value “/var/run/openarc.pid”
  • Selector: the value of the opendkim selector (see Selector in opendkim.conf)
  • Socket: the value “local:/var/spool/postfix/var/run/openarc/openarc.sock”
  • Syslog: the value “Yes”
Create /var/spool/postfix/var/run/openarc that will contain the socket:
mkdir /var/spool/postfix/var/run/openarc
chown openarc:openarc /var/spool/postfix/var/run/openarc
chmod 750 /var/spool/postfix/var/run/openarc
Add the postfix user to the openarc group so that postfix can access the socket (run as root):
usermod -a -G openarc postfix
Create a systemd service file /etc/systemd/system/openarc.service with the following content:
Description=OpenARC Authenticated Received Chain (ARC) Milter
Documentation=man:openarc(8) man:openarc.conf(5) https://openarc.org/
After=network.target nss-lookup.target·
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/openarc -c /etc/openarc.conf

The UMask directive is especially important, so that /var/spool/postfix/var/run/openarc/openarc.sock is readable and writable by the members of the openarc group (i.e., postfix). OpenDKIM has a UMask directive, but OpenARC does not.

You can now start the service with
systemctl start openarc

Configure postfix

Edit /etc/postfix/main.cf and add the socket to the smtpd_milters and non_smtpd_milters lists (you may already have other milters configured, such as OpenDKIM):
smtpd_milters = unix:/var/run/opendkim/opendkim.sock,
non_smtpd_milters = unix:/var/run/opendkim/opendkim.sock,
Finally, restart postfix:
systemctl restart postfix

You can now test your OpenARC setup with the tools provided by openarc.org.

[ Posted on April 11th, 2021 at 20:23 | 7 comments | ]

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Thornbridge Myddle

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


“sweet orange and light pine… biscuit and burnt caramel”

Maybe a hint of orange, and some bitterness. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 6.2% alcohol.

[ Posted on April 4th, 2021 at 11:56 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Small Beer

Categories: [ Beer ]


“coffee, toast and dark chocolate”

Toasty taste, but feels somehow thin. Contains malted barley and oats.

Small Beer Brewery, London, England. 1.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on March 28th, 2021 at 15:17 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Hiisi Köyry

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]


Hyvin hedelmäinen. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 4.4% alkoholia.

[ Posted on March 21st, 2021 at 20:01 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Brewdog Hazy Jane

Categories: [ Beer/Brewdog ]


Very flowery, with citrus fruit (grapefruit) flavours. Contains malted barley, malted oats and torrefied wheat.

BrewDog Ltd., Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 5% alcohol.

[ Posted on March 14th, 2021 at 12:30 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Harviestoun The Ridge

Categories: [ Beer/Harviestoun ]


Slightly metallic smell/taste, and reminds me of the Alsacian beers I don't like (hops, maybe?). Contains barley and wheat.

Harviestoun Brewery. Hillfoots Business Village, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. 5% alcohol.

[ Posted on March 7th, 2021 at 23:24 | no comment | ]

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Thornbridge Love Among The Ruins

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


“Thornbridge Barrel Room Series - Vintage 2018… Sour red ale aged in red Burgundy barrels with cherries… blend of one, two and three year-old beer… acidity… fruit flavour… organic Morello cherries, cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus… notes of sour cherry, red berries and oak.”

Very sour, reminds me of red wine and indeed cherries. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 7% alcohol.

[ Posted on February 28th, 2021 at 11:07 | no comment | ]

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The Gold Rush

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In a blizzard during the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska, the Lone Prospector finds refuge in a shack occupied by Black Larsen, a wanted criminal, and they are soon joined by Big Jim, another lost prospector. After drawing lots, Larsen goes out to search for food and stumble upon Jim's gold mine and decides to ambush him. After having eaten a boot, the Prospector and Jim leave, and the latter is knocked out by Larsen and looses part of his memory, while Larsen dies, falling off the nearby cliff. In the meanwhile, the Prospector reaches a town where he meets Georgia, a dance hall girl. To annoy Jack her admirer, she decides to dance with the Prospector, who falls in love with her. He invites her for dinner on New Year's Eve, but she does not show up, having forgotten about the invitation. She later looks for him and leaves him a message, but as the Prospector is about to find her, Jim arrives and insists he takes him back to the shack, from which he hopes to find the way to his mine. During the night in the shack, the wind blows it to the edge of the cliff and it remains balancing there, held up only by a rope. The two men eventually manage to get out just before the shack falls of the cliff. One year later, Jim and the Prospector are both rich and on a ship, where a journalist wants to take a picture of the Prospector in his tramp's clothes. Lost on the ship, he meets Georgia who happens to be on the same ship, and who believes he is a stowaway, but he is then identified as one of the two millionaires. The Prospector and Georgia are finally reunited.

[ Posted on February 22nd, 2021 at 23:00 | no comment | ]

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

North Piñata

Categories: [ Beer ]


“mango + guava pale ale”

Very fruity, smells definitely like mangoes. Contains malted barley and wheat.

North Brewing Co., Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. 4.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on February 21st, 2021 at 11:17 | no comment | ]

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Thornbridge Wild Raven

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


“piney hop aromas… Nelson Sauvin, Sorachi Ace, Centennial, Ella hops… malty, lemon… light citrus, coffee”

Quite sweet, and indeed piney. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 6.6% alcohol.

[ Posted on February 14th, 2021 at 10:38 | no comment | ]

Monday, February 8th, 2021

The Woman who Died a Lot

Categories: [ Books/Thursday Next ]

ISBN: 9780340963135

© Amazon.fr

Still recovering from her wounds, Thursday is offered the job of director of the city library (with a huge budget and command over the Special Library Service commandos). For quite a while already, Goliath Corporation has tried to replace her with a synthetic version of herself in order to induce her family into revealing information about the Bookworld that the corporation wants desperately to invade. This time, the synthetic is near perfect and also operates a transfer of her mind, so she does not immediately notice that she is not in her own body anymore, but she learns that the bodies degrade quickly after 24 hours. Thursday soon discovers that the man responsible for the transfers is a former high-ranking Goliath employee who wants to help her prevent Jack Schitt from finding a way into the Bookworld's Dark Reading Matter (where the stories go when all copies of a book are destroyed). In the meanwhile Thursday's son Friday (who should have been the head of the Chronoguard had its creation not been cancelled by the failure to invent time travel) receives a letter telling what he could have been and also telling that he will murder someone by the end of the week and spend the rest of his life in jail, without a hint of why he would do that. In the meanwhile, the Creator who had previously unequivocally revealed its existence, has been smiting several places in England with a pillar of fire. As Swindon is due to get smitten by the end of the week, Thursday's genius daughter Tuesday is trying to develop a shield, but she's facing difficulties. Goliath comes to the rescue with a plan (invoiced 100 million pounds) where they gather twenty of the worst criminals to attract the smiting away from the city. Thursday attempts to bring a righteous man near the criminals to prevent their murder by Goliath through the Creator's actions, but it is her refusal to kill the man when learning that he is not righteous enough to have any effect that eventually redirects the pillar of fire towards Jack Schitt. And in the meanwhile, the probability that an asteroid will hit the Earth forty years later increases as people's belief in the inevitability of the event increases (due to some wacky probability theory). In the end, Friday discovers who he is supposed to kill: it's a man who is meant to kill people whose existence would reduce the probability of the asteroid hitting the Earth. Friday only wounds the man, does only a few years of jail, and foils Goliath's plan to colonize the Dark Reading Matter in order to sell rich people a place where to be safe from the asteroid catastrophe. Also, Thursday gets rid of her mindworm and kills Aornis who has secretly been living in her house for the past two years.

[ Posted on February 8th, 2021 at 20:36 | no comment | ]

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Hiisi Rahko

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]


“Punaviinirypäle… Mustaherukan lehtien tuoksu… punaviinimäinen”

Hedelmäinen, kitkerä ja hapanta. Jotain muistuttaa elsassilaiselta oluelta, jota en tykkää. Sisältää ohramallasta, vehnämallasta ja kauraa.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 6.7% alkoholia.

[ Posted on February 7th, 2021 at 15:54 | no comment | ]

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Thornbridge Jaipur X

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


“Chinook, Centennial, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade hops… Grapefruit, resinous, citrus”

Very sweet and quite bitter, smells and tastes of exotic fruits. Contains malted barley, wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 10.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on January 24th, 2021 at 15:30 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021


Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9782843449390

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Dans le futur, il est illégal de ne pas consommer, afin de faire circuler l'argent et soutenir l'économie, mais ils ont sinon le droit de faire à peu près ce que bon leur semble, tant que c'est monétisable. Les hologrammes publicitaires sont présents partout dans l'espace public et privé. Les gens regardent des publicités pour se détendre, et sont publiquement connus sous le nom de la marque qui sponsorise leur vie quotidienne. Toshiba est donc un policier chargé d'enquêter sur les citoyen soupçonnés par les algorithmes l'analyse de la consommation de frauder et de consommer moins que leur quota. Avec son collègue Walmart, ils soupçonnent un netrunner de frauder. Ils découvrent peu à peu que certains netrunners (qui ont une dérogation sur l'obligation de consommer tant qu'ils restent dans leurs mondes virtuels et utilisent des monnaies virtuelles) participent à un système compliqué de sociétés écrans qui permet de rediriger une partie de l'argent réel vers des fonds d'investissements offshore. Avec l'appui d'un netrunner qui s'oppose à ces fraudeurs qui ne respectent pas la pureté de leur éthique, ils découvrent que la personnalité simulée de Dany-Robert Dufour, un philosophe du passé, enseigne certains concepts à ces déviants et promettent qu'un grand évènement aura lieu sous peu. En même temps, Toshiba déprime, n'ayant pas de but dans la vie (comme devenir un surhumain alcoolique comme Walmart, ou netrunner, surhumain, cyborg, changer de sexe, adhérer à une religion…), et commence à se gaver de médicaments. Il meurt au cours de l'histoire, et est remplacé par un autre enquêteur aussi sponsorisé par Toshiba. À la fin, Walmart se fait passer pour un netrunner et reçoit l'information secrète proposée par le philosophe. Il s'agit d'un accès secret à un lieu virtuel, physiquement situé sur un tanker transformé en datacenter voguant dans les eaux internationales, où les « élus » peuvent perdre du temps, faire de la poésie… sans consommer et sans être poursuivi en justice.

[ Posted on January 13th, 2021 at 20:39 | no comment | ]

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Green's Tripel Ale

Categories: [ Beer/Green's ]


“made from ancient grains”

Very sweet, fruity. Reminds me of strong wines such as port and madeira. Contains sorghum, millet, buckwheat and brown rice.

Brewed in Belgium for Gereen's Beers, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. 8.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on January 10th, 2021 at 12:15 | no comment | ]

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Le cri du Moloch

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Blake et Mortimer ]

ISBN: 9782870972922

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Vingt-septième tome des aventures de Blake et Mortimer. Suite à la destruction par Blake de l'entité entité extra-terrestre cachée sous Londres, Mortimer apprend l'existence d'une autre entité, baptisée Moloch par les chercheurs qui l'étudient. Alors que ces derniers pensent avoir isolé le Moloch, celui-ci s'échappe et prend possession de plusieurs personnes qui laissent derrière elles d'étranges hiéroglyphes qui finissent par apparaître même sur les façades de bâtiments. Mortimer finit par s'allier à Olrik (qu'il a aidé à retrouver la raison) et ce dernier lui apprend que le Moloch est un éclaireur chargé d'envoyer le signal de l'invasion de la terre. Olrik parvient cependant à l'en empêcher, puis Blake détruit le Moloch. À la fin, Olrik s'échappe.

[ Posted on January 4th, 2021 at 18:14 | no comment | ]

Thornbridge Shelby

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


“stone fruit and red berries… citrusy lemon”

Just another ale, quite good.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 5.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on January 4th, 2021 at 17:43 | no comment | ]