Friday, 13 November 2009

Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

What is it? Not good is what it is. It's a trade agreement that will affect pretty much everyone in New Zealand including YOU and we have little idea of what is actually in it because it is being negotiated in secret.

Fortunately for us there have been leaks and what has been leaked isn't pretty. I won't go on at length about it as there are people out there who are far more capable than I writing about it. Here are a few links that you should read:

Michael Geist - Wikileaks

On the Gripping Hand

Colin Jackson on Speaker (Public Address)

Glyn Moody @ The Linux Journal

Paul Matthews - New Zealand Computer Society

Wikipedia's article

Fish for dinner

Last night's dinner was a very simple but delicious one. It consisted of asparagus, terakihi and egg. The asparagus was steamed until bright green and still crisp. The terakihi was cooked in a little butter on a low/medium heat and then finished with lemon juice for the last minute or so. Malden sea salt and pepper were applied. The eggs were poached until the white was firm but the yolk still soft.

Asparagus on the plate first, the fish over the asparagus and the egg topped the plate. The lemon/butter in the pan was spooned over the top.

Absolutely delicious