What I’ve Learnt about Coffee Lids

When I first moved to the US over eight years ago, I thought it was very odd that people put lids on their take-away coffee. I found it quite strange to drink through a hole in a lid rather than to just drink directly from the cup, and routinely discarded the lids in order to…


Clear Plastic Cups at SEATAC

This is about airport security, not code security Raymond has a blog today about airport security, and it reminded me of something that always puzzles me. The Seattle / Tacoma International Airport has, as you can probably imagine, several STARBUCKS® outlets. And as you may already know, STARBUCKS® has two basic kinds of cups for…


IE patch and other stuff

It’s time to go to Windows Update to get the latest IE updates, including the %01 bug address bar bug. In other news, Dana has a blog entry about the WSH security settings. Jeroen has an interesting blog about building a JVM on .NET. The X5 machine is working well with illy ground from my…


Francis Francis! X5 and ESE pods

Warning: this entry has nothing to do with code. As I blogged earlier (I think!) I have a rather nice espresso machine at home. You can pick one up for yourself at Whole Latte Love (that pun makes my dear friend wince ) but it’s a bit big (and expensive) to have one at work…