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How to make perfect rice for perfect sushis.

Buy the right rice. There are probably many good rice but the one we buy is called Kokuho Rose. If you live in Helsinki area, you can find some at Tokyokan in Annankatu. http://www.tokyokan.fi/

Cleaning the rice. You need to wash the rice before cooking it. Just pour some water in it, mix and empty. If the water is white it means the rice needed to be washed.

Cooking the rice.

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 Interessant manuel de typographie qui semble provenir de l’université de Reims.

manuel de typographie.pdf

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I just upgraded my HTC Magic with Android 1.5 from the official release on the HTC website and I was surprised to see that all my settings, sms, contacts and pictures have been erased… So I had to reconfigure everything. Luckily one of my colleague is more persistant than me and got it all sorted.

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Last week I passed the Netact OSS 5.x system administration licence test. This test is a bit like some kind of certification.
We were 4 trainers in the room. Everybody failed except me.

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Thanks to the power of lsof:

lsof -i -P | grep -i process_lambda

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Je suis en cours de training et c’est vraiment difficile de se concentrer… le grand voyage se rapproche.
Les québecois sont vraiment sympas. Cool, pas de problème quoi qu’il se passe.

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Flight of the concords!
2 Kiwis living in the US. They form a band called the Flight of the Concords (how do you come up with such a name??). They are a bit nerdy and freaky but they are good enough to make at least 2 or 3 songs per episod. The series is following their attempts to get girls and most times failing miserably despite some pretty good starts. But it always end up in weird situations involving both guys…
Watch it, it’s fun!

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On Ubuntu, install flac.

#apt-get install flac lame

Put the following script in /usr/bin/ and give it a name (convert_flac.sh or flac2mp3.sh)

#!/bin/bash  
FLAC=$1
MP3="${FLAC%.flac}.mp3"
[ -r "$FLAC" ] || { echo can not read file \"$FLAC\" >&1 ; exit 1 ; } ;
metaflac --export-tags-to=- "$FLAC" | sed 's/=\(.*\)/="\1"/' >tmp.tmp
cat tmp.tmp
. ./tmp.tmp
rm tmp.tmp

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