I Found The Perfect Brunch Place For You To Ruin


        Hey, I’ve been thinking about you!

        Just last Saturday I was feeling bored with the city, so I took a meandering drive out of my usual territory and stumbled across the coolest little brunch place that you’re going to have the best time ruining.

        Fletcher’s Kitchen is a old converted Victorian mansion. Cracked white paint on the outside, green shutters, a porch where you can hang out while waiting for your table. Of course, after you’ve taken to Twitter and announced your new find to your 1,100 jaghole followers, the porch will be roped off when stamped-out cigarettes are found there too often.

        Inside is a handful of little round tables, salvaged from a local train station cafe after it closed. They’re perfect for a party of four, or for one person to spread out with books and a laptop. I’m sure they’ll be willing to drag four of them together when you arrive with your group of twelve, including three people who won’t be there for half an hour because they have to hit the gym first.

        The walls are lined with shelves of gorgeous old books: you can pull one off the shelf and read while you’re there. The owner and chef, a woman named Alex Fletcher, is a retired librarian; The books are her private collection. I leafed through Treasure Island while waiting for my order. I forgot how beautiful the original illustrations are. The books will be removed when your buddy’s three-year-old, Maxim, tears the pages out of an early edition Bleak House.

        The menu, printed on old parchment card stock [they’ll switch to laminated copier paper when your followers keep stealing them to admire for a month and throw out] is simple: pancakes and eggs. Most of their ingredients are local but no, they won’t be able to tell you which farm produced the cilantro. Or “scrounge up” a balsamic reduction because you can’t eat eggs without it these days. Or make half a pancake mixed with barley for your dog.

        A big basket filled with homemade muffins sits on the counter:  a server brings the basket around to your table and you choose your own. After you lose your mind that the last peach-cinnamon muffin was given to the person before you, the basket will stay in back. The only flavor will be bran.

        An old upright piano sits in the corner; Sometimes local musicians, friends of Alex, will stop by and play. When I was there a woman sat at the piano playing jazz, and a young man — maybe her son, or a high school student — accompanied her on violin. Soon they’ll be drowned out by you shouting directions into your phone for the friends coming from the gym, or shouting some new goddamn impossible omelette item to your server.

        When I visited, Alex even came out from the kitchen to see how I liked the eggs. I told her they were perfect, and she glowed with pride. [You’ll eviscerate them in your Yelp review for being cold after you let them sit on the table for twenty minutes while taking pictures of them.] “I’d always dreamed of having something like this,” she told me, wiping her floury hands on her apron. “The first six months have been promising. Please, tell your friends!” I promised her I would.

        Six weeks from now Alex will be diagnosed with heart palpitations from chronic stress. Remember to tip your server. [You won’t.]


Strange Days - The Doors

Unlike all of the band’s other studio albums made with Jim Morrison, the album cover of Strange Days does not feature a group shot of the band, due to Morrison’s refusal to appear on the cover. Instead, photographer Joel Brodsky decided to photograph a group of street performers in New York. The only problem was finding such performers since most circuses were out of town on summer tours. So where did Brodsky find his models?

A random cab driver was paid $5 to pose playing the trumpet. The art director grabbed him from a passing cab. Twin dwarfs were hired from an acting agency.

Brodsky’s assistant stood in as a juggler. “He couldn’t juggle worth a damn”, says Brodsky. “Every time he threw a ball up, we’d spend the next five minutes chasing it down the street. He ended up juggling with two balls. We added the third one later”

The acrobats were the only actual circus performers Brodsky could find. “They were terrible,” says Brodsky.  “The guy underneath could only hold up his partner for a few seconds – he kept on dropping him.  There were a lot of arguments.  It took us hours to get it right”

The location of the photograph is at Sniffen Court, a residential alley off of East 36th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue in Manhattan. [the street now]



Facesniff - Sniffing facebook accounts via android

Firesheep is een applicatie voor android waarmee men facebook accounts kan sniffen. In bovenstaande film wordt dit proces uitgevoerd.

Ik had u graag volgend advies meegegeven: ga op facebook naar “Account” (rechtsboven de pagina), kies “Accountinstellingen” en selecteer aan de linkerkant “Beveiliging”, ga naar de optie “Veilig Browsen” daar kies je ervoor om “Facebook via een beveiligde verbinding (https) gebruiken (indien mogelijk)” aan te vinken.
Zo kan je een Facesniff aanval blokkeren en vermijden.

Daarnaast zijn er nog tal van andere bedreigingen aanwezig wanneer men verbinding maakt met Wifi spots, dus wees voorzichtig!