Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pros and Cons on Asus RT-AC68U router

Just bought myself an ASUS RT-AC68U router.

Just thought I'd share my pros and cons about it:
- There's no wall mount(!).
- There's a button the back that switches off all, yes all, the LEDs. Sweet! :)

And as the ASUS RT-N66U, which I also have, it's really easy to set up and very stable (I guess this might count as a 'pros', but isn't it really a 'must'?).

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cheese cake with cream cheese and jelly (cold)

Recently I made a cheese cake and I thought I'd share how, since the recipe I found was kinda backwards.

Since the key part of this recipe i cold (get stuff cold so it sets), doing all the heating first really improves the time it takes to make this cake. To cool the jelly faster you can put the pan in a sink full of cold water (make sure it doesn't tip over).

Ingredients (Found in Norwegian supermarkets):

225 g sweet out crackers (Kornmo)
100 g butter (smør)

1 pk lemon jelly (Using half of the regular amount of water)
3 dl sour cream / creme fraiche (rømme)
200 g cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia)
100 g icing sugar (melis)
1 ts vanilla sugar (vaniljesukker)
3 dl whipped cream (fløte)

1 pk raspberry/lemon jelly (Using half of the regular amount of water)

1. Melt the butter.
2. Heat water for the lemon jelly for the cake middle (Remember to use half the amount of water on the pack).
3. Add jelly powder to the hot water and let it cool (It should not set so you might have to stir a bit).
4. Crumb the crackers using your fingers / a fork / a mortar. Decide yourself how fine/granular the crumbs should be, pea size and smaller is probably fine.
5. Mix the cracker crumbs and the melted butter in the bottom of a cake form/mold, they should stick together. If not, add more butter. The bottom should fill about 1/5 of the form.
6. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla sugar in a bowl, stir until its smooth.
7. Whip cream (make sure the whipping cream is cold or it might become butter instead) and mix it with the cake mix above (6) using a spatula, carefully so the cream stays airy.
8. When the lemon jelly is cold (but not set), mix it into the cake carefully.
9. Pour the cake mix into the cake form and put it in the refrigerator to set, about 1 hour.
10. After 30 min heat water for the topping jelly (Half or a bit more water).
11. Add jelly powder and let it cool.
12. When the jelly is cold and the cake has set, pour the jelly over the cake. Hold a spoon upside down and pour onto it then let it flow onto the cake (this prevents the cake from being damaged/marked by the direct flow of jelly).
13. Let it cool for 1 hour.

Source recipe: 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WP7 phone update

So my new HTC Titan pops up a message saying "An update is available.
 Updates can make your phone work better and add new features. They can also make your phone more secure. To learn more and install this update, connect your phone to your computer. Your phone will continue to check regularly for updates."

Wait, what?! Connect my phone to my computer. Why can't it just go ahead and install the update now? This WP7 is really backwards, hope Microsoft can get it updated (:P) to handle things without connecting a computer all the time.

New phone!

I just bought a new phone. A HTC Titan, with Windows Phone 7.5. I'm excited to try WP7. Previously I've had an Android phone (Nexus One), but I think WP7 might have potential.

After playing with it yesterday I think the look and feel is really nice. One big drawback though. I opened up the Zune player and was happy to find a "podcasts" option, since this is a big part of what I use my phone for.

Big was my disappointment when I saw the message "Connect to your computer to synchronise podcasts."(!) when selecting the option. I haven't connected my phone to my computer to get podcasts since I owned a Ipod Touch 3 or 4 years ago. On my N1 I could subscribe to and automatically download podcasts onto my phone.
Huge potential for improvement here Microsoft.

Until they get it fixed I'm trying out Podcasts! app from Meltingpot software.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Washing IKEA 365+ Fast pillow - Don't

Our pillow (IKEA 365+ Fast) was getting a bit brown so we decided to wash it. With the following result:

It grew a bit, about 5 cm in all directions, and broke apart. We were using 60° C water and 1400 rpm spin speed, I think the latter might have caused it. Maybe we should have tried it at a bit lower speed.

In hindsight I discovered that the IKEA page actually say "Do not wash." :D, the part we read before washing was for the pillow cover. Oh well. Next time I think we'll try it either by hand or at least slower speeds. "Wipe clean with a damp cloth.", which the IKEA page suggests, certainly won't do it.

What's your experience?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Oh, wait, not like anyone else can post anything here before me...

Check out Lifehacker, lots of nice tips ant tricks.
For example The Lifehacker Workout, I think I might try it out. :)