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Nacho Cake.

A +Wayne Mather request. And yeah, that's four kilograms of tomatoes in that tray. I think if I make this again, I'll put in way more cheese and go a bit easier on the lime with the avocado.
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Awesome work Dero. You did a great job!
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Beetroot Beer

So a few weeks ago I brewed some beetroot beer based on a 1960s recipe:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DerekWaters0/posts/GxorJK3CRKp

I cracked open the first bottle last night. The colour is absolutely incredible, bright red (I don't think this photo does it justice). The carbonation was a bit lower than I'd like, but it was a bit of an unknown recipe to me.

Sadly, it doesn't taste great. The aroma is really earthy and while it tastes OK, the aftertaste is quite uh... beetrooty, for lack of a better term. I pushed through most of the bottle, but it certainly isn't a session beer.

Oh well, nothing ventured etc etc.
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Wow, that color though... That would be a great beer to surprise people with... if it just tasted better. But, being an experimenter myself, nothing ventured nothing gained.

It's so gorgeous though...
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Minecraft block choc chip cookies.
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Cookies look great! Are they all gone yet?
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This image was taken inside the iconic dome of the State Library of Victoria. The room was opened 1913 and was designed to provide room for over a million books and up to 600 readers.

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The shooting was done with a pole which I held at aprrox. 45° over the middle section (as there was a sign which said "no admittance" at the little doors of the central area.) The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from four images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around (up, down, left, right). I removed myself by hand in post-processing.

See it on Views: http://goo.gl/atW9Mx

#aus #australia #symmetry #architecturephotography #interior #victoria #melbourne #statelibraryofvictoria #melbournephotography  
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A superb space to read and research in!
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"All your metadata will be safe and secure with us!"
Exclusive: Obama, Putin, Merkel, Cameron and others kept in the dark after passport numbers and other details were disclosed in Australia’s accidental privacy breach
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I'll believe it when I see it, but still... yay, I guess?
GoMoney Wallet with NFC payments on Android phones has been announced for release later this year by ANZ in New Zealand, but the ANZ Bank has advised Ausdroid that they also intend to release it here in Australia. The ANZ Bank has been testing NFC based payments for the last couple of years, but is now very close to a[Read More...]
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This site looks pretty useful for tracking down legal streams and downloads of TV shows and films. In Australia, it covers Netflix, Stan, Presto, Quickflix, Google Play, iTunes and a couple more. Handy.
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Bang on.

At a previous employer, they got a shakedown letter warning them that they should register <companyname>.xxx before someone else took it (I think the company did end up forking out for the domain, to my astonishment).

As though someone would be online looking for vendors of pathology lab management software and thinking, "hmmm, I wonder what their URL is, hmmm. Ah! Maybe <companyname>.xxx, that'll be it!", then being hit with a page full of porn and deciding "oh no, that company is not for me."
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Beetroot Beer

So a few weeks ago I brewed some beetroot beer based on a 1960s recipe:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DerekWaters0/posts/GxorJK3CRKp

I cracked open the first bottle last night. The colour is absolutely incredible, bright red (I don't think this photo does it justice). The carbonation was a bit lower than I'd like, but it was a bit of an unknown recipe to me.

Sadly, it doesn't taste great. The aroma is really earthy and while it tastes OK, the aftertaste is quite uh... beetrooty, for lack of a better term. I pushed through most of the bottle, but it certainly isn't a session beer.

Oh well, nothing ventured etc etc.
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Massive surprise it takes like sh1t!!!
I'm actually brewing up a 1950's recipe myself, it's the alhagar maururum & Nassella Tenuissima in the garage atm, I think it will be great, you should come try one! Apparently the mexican feather grass gives it a bit of bite, the taste is a mixture of a spicy taco that you'd expect to find in Salina Cruz or around that province.... and a murdered mexican drug mule
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Working as designed.


We went and saw this trebuchet a few years ago - it was very impressive.
A fire believed to have been started by a flaming projectile launched from a trebuchet at Warwick Castle destroys an historic boathouse.
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How on Earth did this not get built?
 
1986 Ralph McQuarrie concept art for a never-built James Bond attraction at Universal Studios Florida.

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Yeah, that tasted pretty good.
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Good range of American craft beers including Anchor Steam. The Reuben was a bit dry, but the burgers looked good.
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Wonderfully maintained castle, with a fascinating museum. No descriptions in English (when i was there) but interesting nevertheless.
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reviewed 3 months ago
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Australian Home Brewing has a great selection of recipe kits, raw materials and equipment for the home brewer, and their service is great - whether contacting you to let you know that something you ordered is going to take a while on backorder (and asking if you want to replace it with something else, or send the rest of the order in advance) to replacing an entire order of mine that went missing in delivery, they're very helpful.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Food was great, particularly the padrons (and more than one in ten was spicy!) and the lamb. Nice looking cocktail list, and a good selection of beers by the bottle. The wait staff were very friendly, though perhaps a little inattentive to the patrons in the back courtyard.
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reviewed 11 months ago
Great service and good coffee. Avocado breakfast was very nice too.
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reviewed a year ago
We had an impromptu dinner at Cumulus Inc last night, just stumbling upon it as we wandered along Flinders Lane looking for somewhere to eat. Firstly, the food was fantastic. We had one of the specials - fried peppers - which were great. Salty and smoky, although they weren't at all hot. Some quite nice asparagus was served with a wonderful slow-cooked egg, which had a yolk and white that were the consistency of jam; it was great. A nice corned brisket was served with a cabbage salad with a kick of horseradish, but all of these dishes were topped by an awesome tuna tartare with big, juicy cubes of impeccable tuna that really melted in the mouth. Wonderful! The restaurant (or eating house/bar, as it styles itself) was buzzing when we arrived, even late on a Tuesday night. The noise certainly dropped off as the night progressed, making for a more laid-back experience. Unfortunately, the service was a little mixed. When it was there, it was almost over-friendly, but sometimes the service was non-existent. Overall, though, don't let that put you off - the food is worth every minute of the wait.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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