Chinese meat pie (牛肉馅饼)

During the Dragonboat festival (more commonly known as Zongzi Festival here) we took a family vacation to a countryside "hotel" over the weekend. We've been to the place before and keep coming back for the excellent food ☺ One of the dishes served (and one of my personal favorites) was Chinese meat pie. »

Google must be obeyed

Google is really enjoying shooting themselves in the foot in China. In an update to an old post, the following was released: As a result of a joint investigation of the events surrounding this incident by Google and CNNIC, we have decided that the CNNIC Root and EV CAs will no longer »


The First Wave [Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave ], from hunter-gatherer to agriculture, is described as the establishment of a Gemeinschaft [Roughly translated as communityFerdinand Tönnies, Community and Society ]. The Second Wave, from agriculture to industrialisation, is described as the transformation from Gemeinschaft into Gesellschaft [Roughly translated as society, with some connotations of »

Table driven FizzBuzz State Machine

This morning I woke up with another implementation for the classic FizzBuzz problem in my mind, a table driven state machine. This is easy to implement, since there are only 15 possible states if you keep no memory of previous states. The number of states can be reduced even further if you »

Grow update February 2015

If you follow my posts on Google+, you'll probably know I'm currently running an experiment with growing vegetables hydroponically, in my apartment. I thought I'd share a slightly longer status update here for posterity. The system I'm using, is the simplest and cheapest I could found, the Kratky method. It is basically »