A very nice merlot today from the McGuigan bin 578 range. It has great violet and vanilla aromas but more mellow than long on the finish. Served at room temperature it is packed full of plum and red berry fruit flavours, with cinnamon and toasted oak complexities. This is a buy again bottle.
So this weekends exciting wine purchase was this bottle of Caves Saint-Pierre from Tesco priced £8.99. What made drove me to this bottle was I had heard good things about 2010 Rhone from the WS recommendations – interestingly the 2011 bottle was also on the shelf at £2 less. I now think I should have bought both to do a taste compare!
One of the dealers that had been recommend to me was doing some 10% off deals so I was advised to have a look. With red being my favourite I quickly sourced this Burgundy made from Pinot Noir. From its description I hoped it would have a long finish.
Advice from the oracle was:
I have not had any Santenay that I remember but it is 100% Pinot Noir which suggest subtlety but it is listed as a big, masculine wine – so maybe it could be really exciting. They show the bottle symbol as drink now or keep and so best kept for a year or two if you can manage it.
Just some quick cribs for dealing with MAMP servers.
- sudo apachectl restart
Location of PHP.ini file
- sudo mate /private/etc/php.ini
These are my setup notes combined with a user review the Synology DS412+. We have bought this device so we: can host some websites from home with low bandwidth high storage requirements; have remote access to files etc; and have a shared drive on our LAN rather than leaving our iMacs on;
The SynBox will initially be loaded with 4x Western Digital 1TB drives that we have left over from our down graded Ubuntu server. I have completed a SmartCtl Extended Test Reports on these drives and hope despite the extended hours they will work ok for the time being.
– post in progress —
So today I was listening to Radio 4 Desert Island Discs (quality program) with Dustin Hoffman and he was recalling a conversation with his father. He has asked his father (aged ~80) how would he sum it up and his father responded
“ITS ALL BULLSHIT!”
Kirsty asked Dustin what he would say to his children if asked the same question and he responds:
“Follow your passion, don’t get trapped in the culture. Making it in my day was about making a living, now it jumps straight to being a celebrity. … Please keep reminding yourself that nothing is permanent.”
Wise words indeed.
Not sure if anyone else has started to see these around recently. The first one I saw was a guy sat at a computer with his finger clicking the mouse button – it was quite freaky but very clever.
Here are some of my favourite example and how-tos sites:
Also worth checking out - http://delicious.com/tag/cinemagraphs
On Saturday I managed to split a fin and the corner of my CrazyFly kiteboard after getting a little too close to the shoreline and running out of water.
This post is a bit of an experiment to see if my feedburner rss feed will now pull through images from this blog. It must require great patience to sit on the beach waiting for someone to do something exciting (or mildly good). Just seems like the perfect excuse for a POV camera. Same the day ended with me almost snapping a skeg off and splitting the laminate on the board – photos of the repair to follow.