Generating syslog network load

Recently we're experimenting with logging solutions at work. We'd like to have an indication of what our current setup is capable of handling in terms of log volume. My first idea was to whip up a quick Perl script that simply uses Sys::Syslog to dump Shakespeare's works into the…

Making My First Batch of Tempeh

At this years Foodhackingbase I was attending a nice workshop on making tempeh. After the foodhacking event was over, Algoldor handed me some nice tempeh. I never tried tempeh before that. I read on the internet that some people use it to make vegetarian bacon -- I'm not a vegetarian…

First Dovetails

Letztes Wochenende war ich bie Jochen Lichtenberg in der Tischlerakademie und durfte am Grundkurs Klassische Handerwerkstechniken teilnehmen. Das Format des Kurses umfasste zwei mal sechs Stunden, jeweils Samstag und Sonntag. Die Atmosphähre war entspannt, in der Werkstatt haben wir uns geduzt. Das Publikum war gemischt, aber der Anteil der Leute…

Buddelship - Great Escape

I had some mixed experiences with Buddelship. 'Bügge' is served at the galopper and I didn't like that one. This is an IPA. It pours a slightly amber color, minimal haze. Long lasting, large head. Big, fresh hop smell. Taste of mango and orange. Slight sweet light caramel. The bitterness…

Crunchy pizza dough

A colleage asked me, how do you get rustique, nicely browned pizza? It's simple. You need sugar in the dough, because sugar browns. How do you get sugar? It's easy. Enzymes convert starch to sugar (brewers know this). How do you get enzymes? Easy. Yeast produces them or you could…

Sierra Nevada - Nooner Pilsener

The first that came to mind, when I thought about American Pilsener was: nah, no way. This ought to be boring. I remember tasting at least one different beer by Sierra Nevada, but wasn't blown away. Nooner however is different. Very lightly carbonated, thin temporary head. Golden colour. Mostly bitter…

Ale Mania - Gose

This weeks visit to the local bottle shop brought a german Gose into my fridge. The label reads, among the usual suspects, coriander, sea salt and lactic acid. It doesn't however list wheat as an ingredient. The bottle overcarbonated. Great head. Smells like coriander. Very funky taste, slight clove aroma.…

Modernist Rillette

I had a guest on sunday and we usually sit there talking all day. Even if you're sitting all day you need an occasional snack to gorge on. My eyes were set on the Rillette from Modernist Cuisine. So on saturday I went to the butcher. I explained to him…

Recovering from a botched LV resize

Two months ago a coworker of mine and me were taking an exam together. Everything seems to be going along smoothly, when 45 minutes into the exam the coworker starts to talk to the instructor, gesticulating wildly. I can overhear the instructor giving him two options: either figure it out…

Weißer Nougat

Thomas Kellers zugänglichstes Buch soll das Neueste sein: Bouchon Bakery. Ich habe gerade mein Exemplar bekommen und musste am selben Abend noch etwas ausprobieren. Nur was? Mein Auge ist auf den weißen Nougat gefallen. Im Zucker kochen besitze ich eine gewisse Routine, aber Vorsicht ist geboten, wenn man mit 145°…