Now ubuntu as skype with video mode

February 14, 2008
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How could I miss that. I was regularly checking skype.com to see when the video feature would be available for their famous Voip soft under linux. Well actually it’s available since December at least. But only in a beta version (2.0.0.43). I didn’t test it yet but I’m really looking forward to it.

skype 2.0.0.43 beta

pfffffff finaly.

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Sushi with chef man

February 14, 2008
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In Australia, I had the chance to have so kind of private classe with a friend-of-a-friend who’s working as a sushi chef in a Japanese restaurant. It was nice to see him work. He was so fast, but I learned the basics and now I have to practice. I try to  cook sushi every week or two. But in Switzerland fish is quite expensive. So I usually use  cooked tuna, crab cake and other product I can found easily here. I also make a lot of Kimbab (korean roll), because it’s what my girlfriend prefers since she is Korean.

It’s not allways easy to learn how to make good rice, use the right methode to roll your maki, or prepare shrimps for ebi sushi. So I’m allways looking for good videos to learn. Here are a series of very good video made by chef man to learn many things.

This is how to prepare sushi rice (Mizkan Brand video):

 This is how to make Ebi sushi (shrimp):

 This is how to roll maki sushi:

 

This is how to debone a chicken leg:

 

How to prepare tobikto sushi:

Hope you’ll enjoy!


Gravia the kinetic lamp

February 11, 2008
gravia lamp

This concept is the won the second place at the greener gadgets design competition. It’s a lamp powered by gravity. It looks like a big tube and has a weight that can slide from the top to the bottom. It will act like a dynamo and power the lamp for 4 hours. It’s a very neat concept that I would like to see come true. So if you have a lot of money and don’t know what to do with it. Please make it become reality!

You can watch the video at engadget.com


The story of stuff cool anim about sustainability

January 17, 2008

storyofstuff

Here I’ve found a cool animation about sustainability and the limit of our consumption based system. Just check it out. It’s called the story of stuff!


Vancouver I miss you

September 11, 2007

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A little bit of my heart stayed in Vancouver when I left last year. I lived there for almost one year and had an amazing time, I had the chance to live downtown and therefore be close to everything! The supermarket was right on the corner, across the supermarket was the cinema. I was surrounded by more then 50 restaurant and shops. some open 24/7!!!! Some may laugh! but were I come from it doesn’t work like that.

In Switzerland I live in the countryside I have to take a car or ride a bus for 20 minutes to get to the first town, the closest village is 5 minutes away by car. You can forget about a restaurant or a shop open 24/7.

Well Vancouver was really great and I will go back there as soon as I can.

But before that I want to let you know about a few place you must visit when you are there.

First go all around downtown! Visit Chinatown, go on Granville street, Davie st, Dennman st and on Robson (and go up in the revolving restaurant for the sunset). Have a look at Yale town, English bay then to Stanley park and See Granville island. Take the skytrain and visit metrotown (just for the headache) also get of at commercial and walk north for shopping and food. Go to Kitsilano and walk on W 4th avenue. From Chinatown or Main street station Take the bus number 3 and get off on Broadway then walk south for cloth shopping.

On main street you should shop at dadabase, motherland, don’t miss voltageland and many more.

If you’re moving in, you are certainly looking for cheap stuff, Daiso is the best two dollars shop in Vancouver (Richmond). Between May and October go to the Chinese night market held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.