Archive for October, 2007

Word of the Day: wiki-fact

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

wiki-fact (noun): Something as portrayed as fact by someone who’s sole source is the online encyclopædia, wikipedia. Earliest known usage: Jorge Cham during a lecture at the University of Cambridge, October 2007. The relationship between the variables p (probability that a wiki-fact is true), and b (the number of Internet users who believe the wiki-fact […]

Cucumber sandwiches, dear?

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The Rough Guide recommends afternoon tea as one of the essential London experiences and The Athenaeum Hotel is a lovely venue. After selecting our choice of tea leaves from the extensive menu, we were served posh finger sandwiches and then warm scones with gorgeous jam. After the scones it was time to select some cake […]

Mad Kiwis

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

IIRC, Speights was the one decent local brew in NZ so while shipping an entire pub to London sounds like a mad idea, at least they sent us their best beer. Hope it travels better than their rugby players…

Eating Out in Budapest

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Café Gerbeaud: This Grand European café is the perfect place to watch the world go by while enjoying mouth-wateringly delicious cake and excellent coffee. Menza: Sublime traditional Hungarian food is served in a popular restaurant with chic retro decor. The house wine is recommended too. Rézkakas, 1053 Budapest, Veres Paine u.3: Traditional setting with live […]