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Archive for June, 2008


Carbonara Pasta Sauce dish recipe


Here’s my first dish over the holidays I have made. Taste’s great!

Serves 4 people, I just halved the ingredients and had for 2 nights.


  • 500g Spaghetti.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 Bacon Rashers, cut up.
  • 1/2 Cup (125ml) dry white wine. (Can be bought from liqueur store only in 250ml sachet.
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Cooking Details:

  1. Add pasta to large pan of boiling water, simmer, uncovered until tender. Then drain.
  2. Heat oil in pan, add bacon, then egg and cook until crisp.
  3. Stir in wine and cream into pasta pan bringing to the boil; then remove from heat.
  4. Toss pasta in with bacon and egg, serve with sprinkled cheese and parsley.



Smooth Sun Setting Drive


This Friday photo was taken on the 21/6/08

10 points if you can guess within 100km of where it was taken.
100 points if you guess within 10km


What’s your favourite dish?

Mining Engineering Night 027

What’s your favourite dinner dinner to make? I’m living alone for the next 3 weeks and I’m on a cooking feast. Hit me up with your favourite food and recipe and I’ll attempt to make it, eat it and of course, blog it :)

Preferred dishes that feed 1-3 people would be best, and something that doesn’t need 101 ingredients.

Please post in the comments as soon as possible to prevent me from going hungry at dinner time… :P

PS. I may be a little slow with replying to comments over the next 3 weeks, I’ll catch up when I get back.


Transparency International’s Annual Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International’s Annual Corruption Perceptions Index measures perceptions of corruption by business-people, risk analysts and the general public, and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt). Yuo can read more about this on their website here.

Interesting to see we live in one of the cleanest countries in the world, what a wonderful country. Click for full size.



Is management considered a science or art?

As organisations are becoming more complex in modern organisations, it can be argued to be both, either a science or an art, depending upon how it is approached. Lets have a look below:

ART – All managers at some point deal with people and problems in the real world. They are required to quickly make decisions, thus relying on intuition, experience, instinct and personal insights.

SCIENCE – Many management problems can be approached in a rational, logical, objective, systematic way. Quantitative models can be employed to arrive at ‘correct’ decisions.

Have a look below at Management in Antiquity and how different countries used management:

  • Sumerians – written rules of governance.
  • Egyptians – management principles to organise large scale construction projects. EG, the pyramids.
  • Babylonians – laws and policies of governance.
  • Chinese – extensive organisational structure for government agencies and the arts.
  • Greeks – different governing systems for city and state.
  • Romans – organisational structure and hierarchical management for communication and control.
  • Venetians – assembly line operation to build sailing vessels.

Do you think managers today use a blend of art and science in their role? What determines this blend?


Media Monkey 3 – Music Managing Just Got Easier


I’ve been using Media monkey for about 5 years now and converted many people along the way to this awesome software. For those who hate itunes and I know you all hate windows media player, here is the solution. Media monkey 3! So don’t take my word word for it and down it over here.

“This release of MediaMonkey is a major upgrade over previous versions,” said Russell Samuels, VP Marketing at Ventis Media. “In addition to supporting the needs of serious collectors, version 3.0 is also slicker, more user friendly, syncs with more devices, adds Podcasting and Album Art browsing, and will appeal to almost anyone who feels that iTunes or Windows Media Player is too simple to meet their music management needs.”

The new release adds over 200 new features and improvements including. For more info on the latest release head over here.