Golden Buddha #7 == The Old, Good Malaya 
There is a Malaysian restaurant, Malaya, near the corner of Howell Mill and Collier that used to be quite popular among the GA Tech crowd. Unfortunately, a couple years ago or so, the owner of the restaurant sold it to new ownership. I immediately noticed a drop in the quality of food under the new owner, and I've heard similar complaints from others. The Malaysian chicken curry that used to be so good has this strange, overly sweet taste to it. The coconut soup was equally bad. Ultimately, I just stopped going.

Just yesterday I found out from a friend (Maribeth) that the old cook from Malaya had relocated to another restaurant in the metro Atlanta area. It turns out (s)he is now at The Golden Buddha #7 at Cumberland (next to the Best Buy).

I needed to go to the nearby Costco yesterday, so I thought I’d give it a try. I immediately noticed one of the waitresses that used to work at Malaya, so I figured that was a good sign. The Malaysian menu items are on one of the last pages of the menu and looked very similar to Malaya’s menu. The “M1” Chicken Curry was there and I got that. I didn’t see the coconut soup on their menu, and I forgot to ask if they can make it. The curry tasted just like a remembered it! The chicken might have been of a slightly lesser quality but the dish was still much better than what Malaya currently offers.

I was probably the last person to find out this secret, but in any case I’m glad to have found out now. Thanks Maribeth! If you’re a fan of the “old” Malaya then you should give it a shot.

Website for Golden Buddha #7:

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Follow-Up: Canon Elph Repaired 
Follow-Up to ... 103-163829

The repair to our Canon Elph (S500) went without a hitch and was completely free (even shipping both ways was covered). Now that I've got a camera again I'll be able to take pictures at Christmas and my son's birth!

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Black Mesa: Half-Life 2 Total Conversion 
Black Mesa, a remake of Half-Life 1 utilizing Valve's Source Engine, looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait to play it.

More info:

Black Mesa Source Project Website

The above link is seeing high traffic. If it fails you can try this one: discussion

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How to tell if your cat is trying to kill you 
Here is a link to an informative website that will educate you about the dangers of pet cats:

How to tell if your cat is trying to kill you

(This was sent to me by my friend Vince.)

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Canon Elph Extended Warranty 
My wife's Canon Digital Elph S500 recently began to have some serious problems with purple bands, horrible white balance, and finally gibberish images. I was about to resign myself to buying a new camera, however I searched around online a bit and found this:

Canon Service Notice

It turns out there is an extended warranty for this problem! Hopefully there won't be any trouble getting this repair service done.

If your own Canon Elph begins to fail, don't forget about this service notice. It doesn't appear to have an expiration date.

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