Saturday, January 26, 2008

Blue Scorcher in Astoria

A brief entry to note that The Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe in Astoria has become my favourite coffee shop in the world. They have a wide variety of baked goods (of course), as well as soups and the like. I just had their mulligatawny soup and it is thick and excellent.
Plus the staff is incredibly friendly. I always like that.

I should also note that the cafe is right next to the Fort George Brewery. Their Cavatica Stout has long been my very favorite beer.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Couple of wget links

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Schneier quote: actual security and the feeling of security

  • Bruce Schneier notes the difference between the feeling of security, and actual security:
    Security is both a feeling and a reality, and they're different. You can feel secure, even if you're not. And you can be secure, even if you don't feel it. Really, there are two different concepts sharing the same word.
    It seems to me that a good proportion of the measures set in place, whether by governments or otherwise, is to give the appearance of doing something, rather than providing actual security.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Christmas Day

Chess - S and T
Originally uploaded by Alhazred

Part of Christmas Day was spent playing chess with Scott and Todd in a coffee shop in Ladd's Addition. I played a terrible game.

Stuff I Collect - Militaria

Stuff I Collect - Militaria WW2 WWII First 1st Allied Airborne pin OPA ration token (1 blue) WW1 U.S. Shipyard Voluntee...