June 22, 2009
So when Microsoft demo’d the venerable Xbox 360 add-on called Project Natal at the most recent E3 on the 1st of June 2009 Dewald and I where checking out the videos and going through the whole range of emotions from awe to disbelief and finally settled on “I’ll believe it when I see it”.
If you don’t know what Project Natal is then I suggest you watch the little Youtube clip I include below, but in short its a motion sensing camera that will allow you to use your whole body as the controller to take on the Wii motion sensing technology on a whole new level (Think an eye-toy on steroids)
Anyhoo .. now that your up to speed you will appreciate this gag from the guys over at Penny Arcade. Kind of puts the whole thing into an entirely new light, altogether not so pleasant, but exactly echoes my current view on the technology. LOL
June 20, 2009
Was lusting for some French Italian fusion and had a pile of potatoes lying around, so invented a quick recipe.
Came out pretty well, this works beautifully as a side dish with some lamb or other meat and taste’s best after allowing it to cool down a bit and have the flavours blend and mellow a little. No little packets of powder required for this one, but you could mix in some mushroom soup powder with the cream for some extra punch!
12 Medium Potatoes
2 Medium Onions
1 Can Tomato (400g drained)
1 Tub of Ricotta Cheese
400g soft Mozzarella Cheese
400g Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated
500ml Fresh Cream
Handful of fresh sweet basil
2 Cloves garlic
Salt and Pepper
2 cups cornflakes -> optional
I use a flat bottom potjie (cast iron pot/dutch oven) to cook this with the lid on, but you could also use a fireproof dish covered with some foil.
Slice the onions into fine slices.
Slice the potatoes into max 5mm slices.
Chop the basil leaves and garlic, combine with a few tablespoons of olive oil
with some salt and a teaspoon of origanum, bash a little (use a mortar and pestle if you have one).
Drain the juice from the tomatoes and mix in with the basil and garlic mix.
Layer potatoes with the onions and tomatoes (break the tomatoes a little),
adding cheese (alternating between mozzarella and Ricotta) between your layers.
Do 3 layers or so leaving enough potato to cover the top, finish by placing the grated Cheddar on top.
Add salt and pepper between layers to taste.
Pour the 500ml Cream into your container.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 90-110 minutes until potatoes are soft and cooked through,
test by passing a baking needle or thin knife through to the bottom, there should be little to no resistance.
Crush 2 cups of Korn Flakes and mix in with half a cup of olive oil,
spread on the surface of the dish during the last 20 minutes of baking and leave uncovered.
That’s it enjoy!
Funny parody of the movie coming on the 26th of June.
June 16, 2009
Oh dear, I just witnessed 5 minutes of E Entertainment TV, probably 5 minutes more than any person should ever have to bear. They where discussing the terrible incident of the Miley Cyrus nose ring, the shock the horror! How dare she, she is only 16, what will “people” think!?! Blah f’ing blah!
Is this really what the world has come to, do we really need to sit behind a TV in the comfort of our own homes and analyse the lives of socalled celebrities? I mean really, I wonder if people even acknowledge what their own kids are up to? Perhaps I should start a personal daily 10 for people at home (at a fee), everything your child has been up to for the last 24 hours on one DVD, perhaps people will then start worrying about important things… I mean, lookie its on the telly darling!
Jeez people, seriously?
June 15, 2009
Vodacom wants me to use the what is left of my remaining free anytime minutes so I can get 10 gift minutes. One has to wonder how cheap service delivery is to make this worth their while on the off chance I may use some billable minutes, I suppose they make their money from the pricy contracts already. Bloody bean counters have us all figured out!
June 15, 2009
Seriously, it’s no lie.
This is what I am thinking on my day off (thank goodness for tuesday holidays = looong weekends) as I am slowly sipping a perfectly chilled chocolate stumpie. Some might crack a beer to sip on the couch, but me, I crack a Stumpie. hmmmm.
The last week or so I have been dragging the occasional Steri Stumpie to work, much to the dismay of my colleagues who tell me its not the manliest thing to be seen drinking behind your desk. I think they may just be jealous, envy is such a nasty thing. If you don’t have anything good to say you’d better just ‘sharrup’, so there you bastards!
*Sip*, hmm velvety chocolate delight.
Funny I was “off the stump” for a long time, you see I had a short affair with Super M from Clover, but that ended in tears, tragic really. Then as if the planets aligned in just the right way I spot this case of 24 Chocolate Steri Stumpies in Makro and through a combination of blind lust and price miscalculation I tossed the case in my trolley and wham, 13.5 bottles later and I am hooked.
One sec … Bloody hell, that was a good sip …
I see there is a social media campaign brewing for the elixer of the gods over at http://www.steristumpie.com/ you can become an “Ambassador” if you perform some wacked out stuff on video using a Steri Stumpie .. hmm .. maybe later, I am enjoying this bloody milkie too much. Oh I see there’s a twitter account as well .. cool .. @Steri_Stumpie.
You know what life is good, who needs the Land of Milk and Honey? SA is the land of MILK, that’s good enough for me.
Now my only worry is to remember to get a new case before I run out!! Erk.