Since 2010

Pocket Casts

Saturday 10 May 2014

The opening paragraph from the release notes for the latest version of Pocket Casts:

Do you ever feel like sometimes you need to take some time out, and just work on yourself? Not going shopping for new clothes, or getting a new haircut, but just getting more into shape and altering a few things? No? Well neither do we…why are we even talking about this?

I use Pocket Casts and Australian-based Shifty Jelly’s other iOS app, Pocket Weather AU, every single day. They sound like a fun bunch of people!

Baby formula is limited?

Saturday 12 April 2014

A sign stuck to the self-servce checkouts in Woolworths:

Baby Formula limit of (4) per customer

Is there a shortage? Can you get high from baby formula? Ideas on a postcard folks.

Fairy bread

Saturday 5 April 2014

So this is a thing in Australia. The label on this tub of hundreds-and-thousands reads:

For the perfect fairy bread sprinkle 100’s & 1000’s heavily over buttered bread and cut into quarters.

Every Australian I’ve asked about this has told fond stories of how they were allowed fairy bread on their birthdays when they were kids. And apparently the bread has to be cut into quarters, and it has to be cut diagonally.

Cupcake recipe

Saturday 29 March 2014

  • 2 cups of self-raising flour, sifted
  • ¾ cup of caster sugar
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 125g of butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  2. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases.
  3. Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre.
  4. Add milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla essence, and stir with a large metal spoon gently until combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes. A skewer stuck in the centre of the cakes should come out clean.