Friday, April 29, 2016

Reid x THICKSLICK tire install


As my old rear tire was developing ever more advanced wear and tear, including a nasty threadbare patch I've been stalking ebay for a replacement. A few days ago I received the THICKSLICK by freedombicycle.com from nixeycles.com.au via ebay.

This morning, I checked my tire pressures before leaving home, pumped them up nice and hard, but during the ride to work I got a flat on the rear, go figure. This was the perfect excuse to install the new THICKSLICK that I had in my bag.

After a 25 minute pit stop, changing the tube and tire, the operation was a complete success. The new THICKSLICK is awesome! I seem to have achieved inflation harder than ever before, nothing weird.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Yellow

Special occasions like birthdays don't happen all that often. So it was a special treat for me that my special someone arranged of a special and much anticipated date-night at Yellow. Our 5 course vegan menu with matched wines was just the right amount of crafted morsels and splashes of mellow plonk. The layout, lighting and airflow seem to add to your sense of space, yet somehow retain intimate focus at your table; while the expertly team present with grace, diligence, and certain effortlessness.

yellowsydney.com.au
57 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Rating: ****




Mojo by Luke Mangan

We chose to bring mom here for a special occasion lunch. Between our three mixed expectations on entry, we got into it pretty quickly. The space and atmosphere, Luke's gravitas, the stunning food and the joy on mom's face had proved our choice of venue a winner.

Mojo by Luke Mangan
8 Danks St, Waterloo NSW 2017
mojobylukemangan.com
Rating: ****

Tandoori Palace

Our Thursday happy hour catch up drinks had carried through to a casual yummy dinner. I had the saucy Saag Bhaji (spinach, chickpeas, lentils, potatoes) with a side of fluffy Basmati rice and a glass or two of white. Mmmm. Bookmarked with a star for next time.

Tandoori Palace
86 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
tandooripalace.com.au
Rating: ****

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Google Cardboard in plastic

My VR capability is back! Earlier, in 2014, I tried Google Cardboard. It was a fun novelty, a bit of a geek rage that year, albeit half baked, but it produced good show and tells. Now, the future is now, powered by a Nexus X5, a high quality comfortable plastic VR headset and a bluetooth mouse clicker, it is a remarkable experience. And I can't wait to watch VR proliferate, hoping for some kind of accessible camera product soon.