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A few firsts

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Here are a few firsts for this month.

I went to Copenhagen over a weekend last month with a couple of friends. It’s not an extremely exciting city in itself but there were some interesting parts (for example Christiania).

I drew a perfect circle. It is nowhere close to the world freehand circle drawing champion though.

I made my first risotto ever ever (with a pressure cooker). It was surprisingly good.

Curtsey to my housemate, we now have probably the nicest gin mix kit available in London. Every bottle you see only contains a single ingredient of gin and you can mix your own with your own quantities (sample flavours are juniper, coriander, nutmeg, etc).

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Apart from that, I attend the ACSAC conference next week in Austin and also should really finish my phd thesis .. submission date is beginning of February..

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Written by jk

December 1, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Posted in food, London, Travel

Coffee Corner

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I found the ultimate perversion when it comes to coffee making. Filter coffee which provides a new, throwaway filter for every cup of coffee you make. I had to try it

Another thing I came by. How do you prevent people from pissing in a corner?

Exactly, you remove the corner!

Written by jk

November 4, 2010 at 11:46 am

Posted in London

Sipsmith Distillery

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On Wednesday, I’ve been to the Sipsmith Gin distillery as part of the London Cocktail Week. The copper pot you see in the background is where every bottle of Sipsmith has been produced in! We also got a taster of different cocktails by mixologist Jared Brown, who has written about 34 or 35 books on cocktails.. he couldn’t remember the exact number.

There’s only one picture of this event .. might be the gin’s fault.

Written by jk

October 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

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Squatters

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An empty flat was occupied by (strange) squatters in our building. Just recently they got evicted and kicked out .. and now they (don’t know who) transformed the flat in what looks like some high-security area ..

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September 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

Posted in english, London

Over Under

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More and more this develops into a monthly blog! Because of that and because I have a new, nice android phone I might try and change this blog into a picture blog where I upload pictures from my mobile on the go. Me and you will see if I’m going to do that or not.

The picture above is the new Overground line which opened in the last weeks in east London. Funny enough, the overground at this station is below the underground …

With the opening of the Overground another mystery was solved: what the large opening, pictured below, is for. It’s a tunnel opened for that new line .. and we can hear trains passing in front of our house every other minute! But it’s actually not too bad.

I have a lot of new pictures, however they are on the old phone which is archived already! Oh Well.

Jobwise, this wednesday I have a talk at kings college at a workshop on information flow and security.

Some people complained that there’s too many food pictures on this blog, for that reason I end this post with a nice plate of pasta I made recently:

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May 24, 2010 at 10:57 am

Posted in english, food, London

Heron & Bratwurst Sausage

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The Heron Tower at Liverpool street is gaining height quickly! There’s a couple of other large, new buildings under construction in central London.

Walkers is producing crisps in all kinds of strange flavours (including yorkshire pudding). Here’s the German Bratwurst Sausage (?) sausage:

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April 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm

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Haggis, Secret Cinema

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We held a Burns Night last Monday, a celebration for the Scottish national poet Robert Burns. Traditionally, you eat something called Haggis and drink Scotch. Haggis is a strange combination of the internal organs of a Sheep mixed with oats. It smells like the Elephant house in the zoo, but tasted quite ok.

Here’s a Haggis Pizza I created.

Finally, there’s a cool video up of the last Secret Cinema I attended. The topic was 1920s and they showed the classic Bugsy Malone. The whole thing ended with a massive custard fight between all the hundreds of viewers. If you are in London, I definitely suggest you to attend one of the secret cinemas.

Written by jk

February 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Posted in english, food, London