Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mexican Coke

Perhaps you already know this, but the latest Consumer Reports magazine (June 2009, pg 9) says that Coke makes a version sweetened with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Costco carries both, and you can spot the difference by reading labels, or noticing that the sugar version comes in a green tinted glass bottle. Some people prefer one taste over the other, but the preference for either seems about equal.
Pepsi has also introduced Pepsi-Cola Throwback, a sugared version in 1960's style packaging, and Pepsi Natural, sweetened with a blend of beet sugar and cane sugar.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

One More Thing

Along with the upgrade to IE8, comes a free blog app, so I thought, why not? What is one more technical thing to play with? Thus is born: Aardverk (rhymes with "hard work", but in no way resembles anything approaching real effort).

This blog site was very easy to set up, but I was a bit amazed at all the names I thought of that were taken. It seems more and more difficult to think of something that hasn't already been thought of, posted online, and defined, discussed, and mutated into something else.

So, in spite of having many other outlets for my finger spasms to etch my thoughts into the online ether, I've created yet another thing to spend time updating. Let's hope that this is not the last technical straw on the luddite camel's back.