Christmas Rum Truffles

I got this from a prostitute. (Yes really.) I hope I have time to try it out this year.

Christmas Rum Truffles

150g (5 oz) dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of dark rum
150ml (¼ pint) double cream
24g (1 oz) butter
The peel from 1 orange
2 cloves

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of plain flour
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
toasted nuts (optional)

1. Break up the chocolate and melt in a saucepan on a low heat, along with the cream and butter, and the cloves.

2. Grate the orange peel directly into the saucepan using a cheese grater; add a squeeze of juice if you like. After a few minutes, stir in the rum and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

3. Keep stirring for about 3 minutes, then pick out the cloves and transfer the mixture to a bowl, and place this in the fridge overnight.

4. The next day, dust a wooden board with the flour, and sprinkle some cocoa powder and the remaining cinnamon over it too. If you’re using toasted nuts, keep them on a plate nearby.

5. Take heaped teaspoons of the chilled truffle mixture and roll into small balls with your hands. Roll these in the flour/cocoa/cinnamon mixture (and then in the nuts if you like) and plop into petit-four cases.

Chill until ready to serve.

Shit now I got to read all this history too?

Wikileaks busts Gitmo propaganda team who were apparently editing wikipedia and trying to influence digg and other “social news” sites.

The part that scares me is that this is probably happening all the time. And unless you’ve adopted a page and made yourself responsible for it’s content you probably wouldn’t notice.

There should be a way to rate changes to an article. Maybe like a digg system, as long as captchas are still effective we can keep bots out (unless they’re owned by wikipedia..) and then we only have to battle other people. And while people will do a lot for money there’s only so much they can do. I still have to believe there’s more people willing to do good.

In other news I hear spam isn’t as effective as it used to be and they’re trying to get you to like advertising again instead.

Belkin good Comp USA bad

I almost got into a fight with a guy at Comp USA. Well that’s a lie. I just didn’t want to buy the $180 fancy Belkin router with the lcd display and curvy exterior.

“Does it have better range?”
“Then the linksys? or compared to the cheeper belkin”
(Which I might add I did buy, it’s got an amazingly simple setup and a very strait forward instructions that I would trust my mother with. Never mind I skipped all that because I had to set it up to be transplanted to another location later.)
“Both, these are like around the house, this one is beyond the walls.”
“Does it have more millawats or something? Does it say?”
“This is the one everyone is buying, we’ve sold like 15 today.”
“It’s too expensive” I say looking at the cheeper Belkin.
“Look, it’s only $80 more, its the one you want.”
“It’s not my money” Which was only a half lie. I had stopped making eye contact with the guy and continued to look for some indication that the 802.11N spec was different between the different routers and somehow gave it better range.
“Do you work for a company or something?”
and then he walked away.

I went for the one with 3 antennas, Belkin makes OK routers and linksys’s 2 antennas hasn’t earned any respect with me in the wireless range department and I wasn’t spending that extra 80 bucks.

During check out another guy runs up to my cashier.
“Hey hey! don’t forget to put in your code! Is that one of those!?” he says pointing to the $180 routers I didn’t want.
“No” she replies.
“Well if you sell any of those you get $5 for each one. Five dollars!”

I hate compusa.