Favorite Coffee 
My favorite coffee is the Moka Java Blend from World Market. $6 for 12 ounces (whole bean). My wife actually discovered this for me a while back, even though she doesn't drink coffee. :) Iíve tried several different types of coffee and brands, but keep coming back to this one. Even compared to some coffees that are supposed to be better according to coffee aficionados (e.g. roasted within a week or two), I still prefer the Moka Java.

Itís probably the slightly chocolate-y aftertaste that most appeals to me, which is typical of Mocha. Itís not often that I find Mocha Java blends for sale at other stores, but I imagine there might be a better one out there somewhere. However of the Mocha Java I have tried, World Market still wins. If I did find a better one, it would probably cost a good bit more than WM. (BTW, the Moka Java is just coffee beans. No artificial flavors or other additives.)

I usually make mine with an Aerobie AeroPress and ground very fine so that it takes nearly all my bodyweight to press it. I otherwise follow AeroPressís Americano instructions, then add a little milk.


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Biscuits or Biscuit? 
I am surprised to find that "biscuit" is acceptable for the plural of one biscuit (according to Merriam-Webster). For instance, "I'm going to cook up some biscuit to go with the country ham and red-eye gravy." I think I'll switch to that form. :)

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Pandora Handheld Linux (Gaming) Computer 
Wow, I hadn't heard of the Pandora Handheld Open Source Linux Computer before. It's an ARM-based, game-centric clamshell handheld computer. It looks really cool. Maybe I'll grab one in the second production run.

In addition to being able to run emulators for various classic gaming systems, it is also a fully functioning computer and will be able to run FireFox and other apps. It has WiFi and should also be able to be tethered to a cell phone. Pretty sweet!

I wish it had built-in cameras. Then it might be useful for some research projects at GaTech. I guess USB cameras might still be doable...


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New Monkey Island Games 
I just found out some new Monkey Island games are coming out. Yay!

http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/06/0 ... -To-Return


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Penultimate Cookie Mirage 
The Penultimate Cookie Mirage occurs when one thinks they have just eaten the next to last cookie in a bag of cookies, but have in fact eaten the last one. Once this fact is discovered, the affected individual will suffer from significant emotional distress. Typically, an individual must mentally prepare themselves for exhausting all the cookies by properly savoring the last one. Failure to do so results in the perception that the last cookie was "wasted."

The Penultimate Cookie Mirage almost always occurs when oneís attention is divided, such as watching TV or reading a book. In this scenario, the individual is blindly reaching for cookies and therefore prone to Cookie Counting Errors (CCEs). The penultimate cookie mirage is not limited to cookies, but can also be observed with other treats such as M&Ms.

Expert snackers have been observed setting aside the last cookie in advance of when the Penultimate Cookie Mirage is likely to occur.


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