Daily Archives: August 23, 2000

August 23 2000

Poor John!

John just can’t get there from here, “there” meaning Iguassu Falls, Brazil, and “here” meaning his home in Iowa, USA. What a frustrating non-trip!


Craig is back and has a great quote of the day:

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. Elizabeth Hardwick

Moffem: Alles falsch?! – What’s wrong?!

Endlich hatte ich auch mal Zeit, einen Blick in das Museum für falsche Fehlermeldungen (MOFFEM) zu werfen. Gefällt mir!

The Museum of faulty Error Messages has a collection of English error messages as well. Check it out!

Link via Schockwellenreiter, wenn ich mich recht entsinne.

Sharp knives and dull knives

Al talks about chef’s knives:

I have bought the best chef’s knife in the world, and… it wasn’t made in France (shock) or Germany (SHOCK!). It was made in…Japan. Yeah, Japan. […]

Here is one of the great cooking secrets: A sharp knife is much safer than a dull one. For one thing, you are careful around a razor sharp knife. For another, you don’t use as much force to cut with a sharp knife; you slice rather than push through, reducing the chance of the knife “skipping” off something hard and cutting your hand.

I knew about the sharp knives being safer than dull ones. And I checked: our knives are made in Germany (of course wink: ), by Justinus.