Apologies for the silence here especially with so many techgadgets to ponitificate/drool over but I’ve been busy. 6am to 11pm every-day-of-the-week-including-the-weekends kind of busy. Hopefully there will be a nice juicy big 60-second-full-of-CG ad gracing this blog soon.
Faced with this surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason—the iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far.
The iPad, so far, never gets warm. Browse a bunch of web sites. Play some video. Play a game. It still feels as cool to the touch as when it’s turned off. It is also dead quiet — no fan, no humming, nada. This is the future of computing.
My good friend Tim suggested we take the kids and their bikes down to the River Lee this afternoon. I had my camera with me and managed to take a few photos. Spring has finally arrived. More photos here.
First make the toffee. Put the condensed milk in a deep pan and top with boiling water, making sure the tin is completely covered. Simmer for 3 hours with a loose lid on the pan. Keep topping up with water every 30 minutes or whenever the top of the tin is exposed. Turn off the heat after 3 hours and leave to cool in the pan.
Meanwhile make the biscuit base. Crush the digestives by putting them in a sandwich bag and crushing with a rolling pin. Melt the butter and mix into the crushed biscuits. Mix thoroughly and then pack the butter and biscuits tightly into the bottom of a 12″–18″ cake tin. Leave in the fridge to set.
Carefully open the condensed milk tin and gaze in wonder at the toffee. Spread over the biscuit base. Slice the bananas and layer over the toffee.
Whisk the cream and yoghurt together until it forms stiff peaks. Spread over the bananas and toffee and finish off with a dusting of coacoa powder. Enjoy!
Well, it’s simple really. Gillian, my lovely wife, is a teensy bit excited about the possibilities of the iPad. So, one for her. Laura, our 8-year-old thinks it’s COOOL and the BBC iPlayer is her homepage. So she gets one. Then there’s our 5-year-old, Dana. She’ll be annoyed if she’s left out and trouble will ensue.
And myself… I think I might wait a while until the funds replenish a bit before I buy one. After all, I have a brand new MacBook Pro. A 2.5kg laptop which I slide into a bag and take to work every day and bring back home, along with a Magic Mouse and an iPhone dock. As opposed to a 680g iPad.