Thursday, November 22, 2012

DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Creativa Plus Coffeemaker

  • This is a great little coffee maker, but needs to use a replaceable metal part for dispensing coffee. It currently uses a plastic capsule that includes a thin plastic sheath above the coffee; a foil pressure shield (which punctures under pressure and a plastic base creamer device
  • I’ll see if I can get a stainless steel replacement module made up and post back later. Then I can use my own coffee and avoid plastic residues being ingested – all plastics leach small amounts of residue, no matter what the manufacturers are willing to tell us – they hedge their bets and assume it won’t kill us in the long run, a calculated gamble of sorts
  • I’ve just made another espresso using old capsule, by putting a small amount of ground coffee into the capsule and hey-presto, it works a treat. So no need to buy expensive replacement capsules Winking smile

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview performance

  • Windows 8 RP really looks well polished. I like the new task manager and how it create a simple yet effective heat map on what processes and apps are causing load issues. Here I’m running the disk defrag tool; no GUI version as yet


Saturday, June 02, 2012

WIndows8 Release Preview

  • First impression is that it’s fast, stable and overall a good installation experience over the web
  • Down side, is that you have to rebuild your PC which is typical of all MS beta programs
  • I have so far installed on a Samsung slate via USB and directly to a Dell XPS. Loosing Media Centre and DVD playback is a sad loss. Depreciating functionality between betas is poor planning IMHO, but falls in line with MS policy on their SKU’s