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31 January 2008

Good head

You might remember my promise to try again with the wheat beer.

Beer, ready to drink

Well, the hopped cerveza (called ‘Kanga Beer’, because — well, look, if you need me to explain it won’t really be worth it) worked a treat so I tried again. This time I didn’t have Chu Kong and Pearson ‘helping’ me, and actually got as far as bottling it before nicking off to Enzed for a couple of weeks. There was a faintly sulphurous nose when I bottled it, so I thought that leaving it 3 weeks at least would be a Good Plan.


And by crikey but it’s good. Citrus flavours at the top, and very refreshing with it. Rather gassy (look at the head on it!) and the faintest whiff of sulphur towards the bottom, but that should disappear with more aging (and indeed, it’s less pungent than a commercial summer wheat beer that we bought in NZ. Beats that one into a cocked barrel, it does).

Only downside is that there’s only 13 12 bottles left. Better get your skates on, this is available for a limited time only.


Filed under: beer — rpg @ 21:29

24 January 2008

A real Kiwi bloke


We’re back.

Filed under: beer,nu zillund,toys — rpg @ 10:23

7 January 2008

How to unlock an LG KG225

I have an LG KG225 mobile phone.  I needed to unlock it so that I can put in an NZ Vodafone sim when we go to Nu Zilland on Wednesday.  The Sunday afternoon call-centre muppet could not tell me how to enter the unlock code when I squeezed it out of of him, and I could not find the instructions anywhere.  So here they are:

 Having obtained your unlock code (calling Virgin Mobile at any time is difficult, and they don’t reply to emails) you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Make sure your Virgin sim is in.
  2. Enter 2945#*1201#
  3. Go to the ‘Settings’ menu and find ‘Security setting’
  4. In there should now be an ‘unlock’ menu.   
  5. Enter the code, hit ‘OK’ and away you go.


The cunning bit is the 2945#*1201#


Filed under: google fu,toys — rpg @ 16:16

4 January 2008

Best. Headline. Ever.

Filed under: meeja,random bloggy stuff — rpg @ 9:55

3 January 2008

Happy New Year

If you’re feeling warm hearted, you might like to contact a Suzann Badango, from Liberia in west Africa presently residing in Dakar senegal, who sounds rather lonely, and I think is seeking a soul mate to impress her.

Send email to or, if you like.

Filed under: random bloggy stuff — rpg @ 16:23


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