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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brain Jack By: Brian Falkner

Brain jack is a great book for a kid that likes computers and action. I am currently reading this book. It is about a 17 year old guy named Sam, that hacks Telecomerica and doesn't get caught. Sam likes hacking stuff and he goes to a hacking convention and then gets an invite to Neoh@ck con. To get into neoh@ck con Sam has to hack the white house, But Sam gets caught and goes to Recton.  Recton is a place for kids who hack stuff.  Sam escaped Recton by hacking the computers that were there. Sam then finds out that all of this was just a job aplication. That is as far as i have read this book but is is very good so far.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Food

In general, people eat two meals a day.


Dinner, at midday say 11:00 or 12:00
Supper, in the evening, about 6:00.
Husbandmen and others whose work is never done may have their supper as late as 9:00.


It is best to refer to having dinner instead of lunch or even luncheon. Invite people to dine with you, or ask "Where shall we dine today?"

What they eat.
Breads
These qualities of bread were commonly baked at Ingatestone Hall in the 1550s. 

Manchet
(man'-chett) A very fine white bread made from wheat flour. Harrison says that one bushel of flour produces 40 cast of manchet, of which every loaf weighs 8 ounces going into the oven and 6 coming out.
Cheat
A wheaten bread with the coarsest part of the bran removed.
Ravelled bread
A kind of cheat but with more bran left in. Harrison also says that the ravelled cheat is generally so made that out of one bushel of meal, (after two and twenty pounds of bran be sifted and taken from it), they make thirty cast, every loaf weighing eighteen ounces into the oven, and sixteen ounces out. This makes a "brown household bread agreeable enough for laborers."
Note that bread is baked up by the cast, a batch of 2–3 loaves. 

The gentle folk commonly eat wheat bread. Their poorer neighbors often use only rye or barley. In very hard times, beans, peas and (shudder) oats may be used.

Drink
Perry
A (very) slightly alcoholic pear cider
Verjuice
A very sharp vinegar made from grapes; used for cooking or as a condiment.
Wines
include malmsey, canary, rhenish, claret, sack, and sherry
Sack
Sherry, some times called "Jerez wine"
Aqua vitae
Any strong spirit such as brandy
Brandywine
A distilled wine

Most wines are sweet and rather heavy. They probably have to be strained before you want to drink them, and may still have solid matter floating in them.
Sugar and spices ("cinnamon and ginger, nutmeg and clove") are often added to wine and even to beer.

Rhenish is a German wine, and very strong.
Claret comes from Gascony (southern France).
Canary is a white wine from the Canary Islands.
Sack comes from Spain. Sack is popularly sweetened with sugar.
Beer in England is usually ale, made without hops, and is relatively flat. It can be flavored with just about anything, including pepper, ivy, rosemary, and lupins.