Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Frozen snacks at -40°
Now, about that freeze dried ice cream cookie I bought. It's frozen to -40° (at which point both the Fahrenheit and Celcius scales intersect), then vacuum-dried, at which point, you no longer need to refriderate the thing. It's also very light, at an ounce of weight.
Eating it is a very odd experience. The cookie portion tastes like any thin crumbly cookie, but the ice cream is like eating a very fine, crunchy styrofoam, although it tastes much better than styrofoam, and it doesn't really look like styrofoam or have the consistency of styrofoam, but that's the closest thing I can think of. A tasty and very fine crunchy foam.
It wasn't that cheap though—$4.00. Oddly enough though, it's actually made down here in South Florida, just off Hillsboro Blvd at a place called LuvyDuvy Corporation. They don't sell individual items though (unless you want 100 or more units). For that, you need to buy it at a place called Mountain House, which is out of Oregon. There, it would only cost $2.65 (so I'm guessing it would be fairly cheap to buy 100 units from Luvy Duvy).
Heh. I find it amusing that I have to buy the freeze dried ice cream cookie, a product of a South Florida Company, from an Oregon company who ships it back across the country. And cheaper than if I get it from the Kennedy Space Center, which is just up the coast.
“The Intarwebs done broke. Fix it.”
Got this lovely bit of verbiage in a ticket today:
- Email Issues
We have been receiving receive errors intermittently throughout the day. Please advise.
No “The email address
email@example.com is not receiving
firstname.lastname@example.org.” No “Alice, at
email@example.com is using Outlook and cannot receive
I swear, I'm this close →← to just turning email off on all our servers and telling our customers to suck it up and use Gmail or something like it.