The invention of morel

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I have recently studied the lists (there's a few out there) of books from lost.

One of them caught my eye: The invention or morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. "Sawyer was reading this book about a fugitive on a deserted island while living at the Others' barracks in episode 4 of season 4 ("Eggtown")".

I don't remember the episode. Season 4 sometimes became a choir to watch. Is that a nasty thing to say? I love series 5. Finally its going somewhere.

Just from the description and the fact that sawyer was reading it, I had to read the book. Its quite short being about a hundred pages. That doesn't bother you when your reading war and peace at the same time. Mainly plot based with it written in the form of a diary by a fugitive. While escaping the police he is told about a deserted island. The only warning is that the temporary inhabitants died horribly. Living on the island, to the surprise of the narrator, people show up and strange events occur.

I wont spoil the plot. There are a lot of connections to lost. An island. Weird others. It is eerie and a mix of science fiction fantasy. Enjoyable little read. I may read more books from lost.


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Screenlets is a widget engine based on compositing window managers. It allows you to run python scripted widgets as well as web widgets like Google gadgets.

Right now with xfce4.6 I'm running a window list, weather updater (like I'm lazy to look outside), a simple calendar, a simple clock and a twitter updater. I'm also playing with a facebook one. It works well with xfce.

Ubuntu users can download the latest from You may need to update or install new python libraries to run some of the widgets. An alternative to screenlets is gdesklets.

Wychwood WychCraft

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Pours a light amber colour, good lacing with a small white head. Aroma is lager-ish and bready with crisp citrus hops. Light body. Tastes of biscuity malts, light toffee hint, floral spicy hops and a citrus tang. After taste is a spicy-citrus tang. Dry finish. 4.5% strength.

Rating: Okay.
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Overall: A refreshing blonde ale. Possibly my favourite from this brewery.

Poachers Black Crow Stout

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Pours a very dark colour with a medium frothy tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Smooth body. Tastes of roasted malts, yeast, hop bitterness and a toffee note. After taste is a fruit like sourness. Quite dry. 4.5% strength.

Rating: Okay.
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Overall: A drinkable light coffee stout.

Robinsons Old Tom

Pours a very dark brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is dominated by roasted chocolate malt with a pleasant oak note. Smooth rich body. Taste is complex with a combination of dried malt, burnt sugar and dark malts. Well hidden alcohol. After taste is a warming sweet malt, almost treacle like. 8.5% strength.

Rating: Good.
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Overall: Complex and strong.

Poachers Billy Boy

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This camra approved ale is named after a border collie named 'billy'. You cant miss the bottle it has a picture of the collie.

Pours a golden colour with a medium white head. My bottle was very active and frothy. Aroma is mostly malt, sweet tarty hints and a little sour note. Medium body. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, a little sourness and moderate bitterness. After taste has a sweet bitterness. 4.4% strength.

Rating: Not bad.
As you can see am a professional at rating beer
Overall: Nice English bitter.