March 31st, 2007

Perhaps not as mesmerizing as Cheddarvision, yet it is my own small corner of cyberspace:

The view from SHED-CAMâ„¢




In these actual stills from Shed-camâ„¢ you can see bags of raw coffee beans on the shelf, as well as my trusty coffee roaster. What else is a shed for if not for roasting coffee beans?

Shed-camâ„¢ operates sporadically and can be accessed via Skype during roasting times (by request).

I am nerd, hear me roar.


March 30th, 2007

Those people at West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers (Somerset, UK) are seriously loopy in the nicest way. I’ve blogged about them before. Back then they made news claiming their cows moo with a distinct Somerset accent and you may remember they relax the cows by playing them classical music during milking. Well, now they bring us Cheddarvision: a 24/7 live webcam feed of a cheddar cheese ageing and ripening.

Click here for CHEDDARVISION

If watching mould grow in real time doesn’t quite do it for you (although I find it hard to believe there are people out there who would find this less than riveting) they also have a YouTube clip of the first 3 months in time-lapse.

Thanks to K for bringing this slice of lunacy to my attention and shame on me for not being on top of it earlier. I pride myself on being the Big Cheese of internet quirkiness, so today I am somewhat humbled.

I’ve got a lovely bunch of …

March 29th, 2007

To help get me back into the blogging groove, I’ll try posting photos of interesting (I hope) sights I encounter in my everyday world, starting with this refutation of the notion that you can’t grow coconuts in Melbourne:

Lateral Thinking

March 28th, 2007

This is the single most useful tip I’ve come across this year:

If you have to change a light bulb where the glass is broken, you can press a potato into the metal base to unscrew the remains of the bulb from the fixture.

Pure genius!