Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Some Homey Links

Filed under: Art,By Bread Alone,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:51 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

So, today, my Friday Fun Links have a theme.

I’m not sure if it was the cleaning this week or what, but I’ve been feeling very, well, um, “domestic”.  So, my fun links this week pretty much all have to do with things around the house, or housing itself.
Okay, so let’s start from the outside and work our way in.  First, I have a link to some interesting plans for an 11 foot by 7 foot flat in London.  Apparently inspired by a janitor’s closet with a bathroom that sold for £170,000 in London’s upmarket Chelsea, the plan is really quite ingeneous.
Now, let’s talk furnishings…  If you’ve just spent $335,000 on a large broom closet, you probably don’t have much left over for furnature, so it’ll be IKEA for you.  No worries, though, thanks to the IKEA Hacker blog.  Yes, the stuff on that blog all started life as humble IKEA flatpack that got modified into something wonderful.  I especially like the breakfast nook for two.
But, you’ll need light for this tiny hovel, right?  Well, thanks to Gizmodo, you can light your flat with the coolest, freakiest science-fiction lamps ever.  Also, you can use the coolest, hippest, most radically arty light switches ever to turn the lights on.  I thought the pool ball switch was cool for the mini-flat, since it was described as being about the size of a billards table.
But, wait!  There’s more!  Since this flat would be so totally strapped for space, there’d be no room for a rack of cookbooks in the kitchen, er, make that, by the tiny hotplate and microwave.  So, instead, use the coo.boo Digital Cookbook that’s the size and shape of a spatula!
And, finally, in a barely related story, if you can squeeze into the fridge, get out some Ben and Jerry’s Steven Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream.  No, I’m not making that up, but, also no, it’s not quite available yet.  Yet.

So, there you have it, a geek getting domestic and working on too little sleep.  Enjoy your links and your Friday!
Oh, and don’t forget to vote in the poll!!


Yummy Recipes

Filed under: Art,Fun,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:14 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

I love food!

So, last weekend I made some blueberry scones and, even though they turned out more like drop-biscuits than scones, they were very tastey. In fact, there was a bit of fighting over the last one! I may even try that again this weekend with raisins and cinnimon-and-sugar. The best thing is it lets me use up that self-rising flour I accidentally bought some time back.
What does this have to do with fun Friday links? Well, duh, I’ve got some links to food things! First, there’s the Ben and Jerry’s Recipe page. If you don’t know who Ben and Jerry’s Icecream is, you must not be from this country. They’ve been around for the longest time. They used to make their money marketing that they only used fresh, organic ingredients. Until they got caught not doing following that “rule”, that is. Still, they make good ice cream anyway. Probably not good for me, but that’s why I like it. And, in the somewhat healthier catagory, A Taste of Thai has a Monthly Thai Recipe Club. If you take a stroll down your grocery store’s “International Foods” aisle, you will find at least a few Taste of Thai products. If you like Thai food at all, they’re worth checking out. Very simple to make and quite delicious!

So, indulge your food fantasies and check out the links. Happy Friday!

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