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what i know about life so far

- every experience you have helps you, if you let it.

- it’s much better to be a beginner in a number of fields, than to reach the top too soon.

- “overnight success” really is a result of many years of trial and error.

- education != intelligence

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recipe : quangzhou milk oolong tea + ice cream


  • 1 cup (250 ml) whole milk
  • 2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
  • 3/cup (150 g) sugar
  • 1/4cup (15 g) loose tea leaves
  • 5 large egg yolks
  1. Warm the milk, 1 cup (250 ml) of the cream, sugar, and tea leaves in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cover, remove from the heat, and let steep at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Rewarm the tea-infused milk.
  4. Pour the remaining 1 cup (250 ml) cream intoa large bowl and set a mesh strainer on top.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.
  6. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whiskingconstantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.
  7. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scrap-ing the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.
  8. Pour the custard through the strainer into the cream, pressing gently on the tea leaves to extract the maximum flavor from them, then discard the leaves.
  9. Stir until cool over an ice bath.
  10. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker.
* modified recipe from : the perfect scoop by david lebovitz
* thank you lily for the ice cream maker suggestion :)
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stranger than fiction & fitbit / jawbone

i re-watched it this weekend since the first time in 2006 when it came out.

that movie was sort of ahead of time in quantified self / real-time datavis / whatever other buzz words are thrown around nowadays…

i had thought about getting a fitbit or a jawbone, but i can’t seem to be that excited about them.

they had these things back in 1999 in korea and i don’t remember them becoming that popular.

is this another segway problem

best science visualization - "Deep-sea Extreme Environment Pilot (DEEP)", Honorable Mention, Interactive Games (Play)


(Source: Wired)