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Markus Hartsmar
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For any and all even remotely into down to earth backroad country music... Enjoy. :)
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Tonight the green fairy did a long flight and ended up in Japan. Here's a new review for a post-ban vintage absinthe - the Japanese Hermes Absinthe. This bottle from circa 1980. Kampai!

http://www.absinthe.se/absinthe-reviews/vintage-absinthe/after-1915/hermes-absinthe-circa-1980
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Absintheurs, meet The Harlequin Absinthe! Yes, a new review tonight as well and this time it's the circus child sprung out of a love affair between French distillery Emile Pernot and Swedish enthusiast and distributor Georg Strömfelt - and it's one pretty baby with a disturbingly grown up face...

http://www.absinthe.se/absinthe-reviews/france/harlequin-absinthe
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A new review published again - Absinthe Fusion...

Absinthe goes very well together with chocolate but what if an absinthe had a chocolate profile right out of the bottle? Surprisingly interesting.

http://www.absinthe.se/absinthe-reviews/switzerland/absinthe-fusion
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Tonight I have published the first of a bunch of new reviews that I've been holding on to for far too long. First out is the Oak Aged Valkyria Absinthe from Sankta Annas Bränneri AB.

Go on - dive into that barrel...

http://www.absinthe.se/absinthe-reviews/sweden/oak-aged-absinthe-valkyria
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A new review is up! This time it's the Absinthe Blanche Neige from Absinthes.com and Persoz. Have a wonderful friday!
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Web speed optimization and performance can be done in so many ways and places. A very important one is being careful with image sizes. Far too many sites have images with file sizes well above what they need to be. (Not to mention the idiots that upload images with dimension far exceeding the displayed dimensions on the page!) Yes, I have the right to call people that upload 2000x1500 pixel images at 5MB file size to their web page idiots.

PNG's with alpha transparency are good and nice for design purposes. However, they tend to be large in file size even for images with small dimensions, depending on the color depth. Many tools are available to handle that. Some good, some not. I just found one that blew my mind with it's performance.

Producing close to lossless result it combines the alpha transparency with indexed coloring which dramatically reduces file size. On my site, absinthe.se, I have two PNG sprite images containing my most common design elements that rarely change. One was 19.1KB and the other 78KB... Running them through tinyPNG the total reduction was 68%! That's a whooping 67KB reduction in data transfer. That means faster response and render time.

Highly recommended!

https://tinypng.com/
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