One beer done. Or almost done. Bottled a week ago so it still needs a few more days but I had to try it.
It’s nice. Too malty for my taste. Really need to add more hops next time. Lesson learned.
That said, for a first attempt at brewing beer I am more than happy.
It tastes more like Bishops Finger than a proper American Pale Ale which was what I was going for.
It’s really a pale ale gone bad but in a good way.
I am going to have a go at making my own beer.
This post will serve as a bit of a library for myself where I will add useful links and such.
It will be updated over time with new links (and perhaps I will even remove links).
Consider this post my digital post-it note and nothing else.
Equipment & Commodoties
How To’s & Such
ABV = (OG – FG) * 131
SG = 1.062 FG = 1.015
.062 – .015 => .047 * 131 = 6.157% ABVv
I’ve launched a new service at http://www.interwebben.com.
It’s still a work in progress but I wouldn’t mind feedback.
This is a pretty cool feature: High Res Picture of Cape Town.
Have a look for yourself
I’ve finally got pics of the apartment (better late than never).
It’s not done yet, the pics labeled “Paint job – Day 1″ were taken this evening. It should “done” in about a week. I still have more plans for the place but I prob won’t be doing that right now both due to the fact that this stuff is quite costly and because it would be nice to live there for a while without handymen running in and out all the time
I will add more pics from the ongoing work during the week and, of course, once everything is done.
The contract is signed!
The apartment is mine!
The days are happy!
Pictures will come as soon as I can find them, there gone from the broker site.
If all else fails I’ll take a couple of pics of the apt. when I gain access to it on the 4th of January.
Redeye.se is an equity research company that is focused on the Nordic market. On their website they have a banner to Betssons stock “betting” website, Betsson Trader, where you can bet on stock. Essentially you can “trade” stocks without actually buying them.
Lotteriinspektionen has told Redeye to remove this banner because they consider it a gaming banner and they are prohibited by Swedish law. Redeyes own blog post on the topic is very insightful and asks the question that needs to be asked: Does this mean that trading stock is a game of chance?
The legal developments surrounding Online gaming in general is very interesting to follow and one by one the EU countries make moves towards opening their markets. The poker market is a very prominent example of this where Italy has already regulated online tournament poker and is likely to open up cash games soon, France is drafting a regulation law for Poker as I write this and I think it’s only a matter of time until Germany and the UK will follow. It’s not unlikely that the US will come to the obvious conclusion that banning online gaming isn’t the solution to the gaming problem nor the financial shortcomings it may bring when overseas providers “take” money from your citizens and hence that money leaves the country, because that’s what all these legislations boil down to, sovereign states want their citizens to pay tax where they live.
With regulated markets there’s a way to come around this financial issue and with the EG directives about open trade and fair markets that’ll be the only alternative for the EU countries over time.
The question is, how long will it take for Sweden to realize that 17th century politics and laws doesn’t apply to 21st century technology and public opinion.
Read this very interesting thread about SEO optimized URLs and note what URL they use as an example
SEO Optimized URLs
Even if you solve puzzles online there’s no guarantee that you won’t end up with missing pieces…