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Outdoor bouldering is something else


As some of you may know, I love rock climbing. I currently do indoor top-rope and bouldering (but mostly bouldering due to the lack of facilities in my region). I recently went outdoor bouldering with some friends and was flabbergasted by the difficulty difference. I consider myself to be a V6 climber indoors. Outside though, V3 was the highest grade I got to achieve. Don't think I didn't enjoy myself though. I absolutely loved the experience and can't wait to go back next spring when the weather will be nicer. If your curious about what it looks like, I posted two photos from the trip on my Flickr account. You might have also noticed that one of these photos is now my profile on my website's about page.

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:15:23 EST

Keeping a backup of youtube-dl


Youtube-dl is a wonderful piece of software! It lets you download video and audio contents from a source (mostly but not just limited to youtube). To either stream the raw contents directly or download it.

Most of the projects developement has been done on Github but it has recently been taken down by the DMCA because of copyright claims. I don't want this initiative to go anywhere and I want the internet to always have a backup of it. That's why I am now hosting a version of it on this very website. You can clone the repo with git clone git:// I am currently keeping it up to date with l1ving's repository on Github which hasn't been shutdown. I will keep an eye out for other upstream repositories if this one get's taken down.


Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:54:14 EST

For the love of Scotch


I do not believe in any way it is an overstatement to say that Scotch Whiskey is one of the fine pleasures of life. It's taste demands acquiring but the effort is oh so worth it. When it comes to familiarizing oneself with the liquor, most advise against smoky aromas in favour of more traditional ones.

From my personal experience, such statements do not fit everyone. I personally needed the uniqueness of earthy smoky flavours to surpass my disdain of high alcohol concentrations. The first Scotch I ever truly enjoyed was the Lagavulin 16 years. With time, my pallet stopped noticing the burning feeling of ethanol and dug deeper into the rich aromas fine Single Malt Scotch/Whiskey offers.

Today, my horizons in terms of Scotch have widened and I no longer need smoke to enjoy my liquor. As a matter of fact my favourite is now the Aberlour A'bunadh Cask Strength (I must recommend if you haven't tried already).

In the wonderful world of liquor, it truly isn't about the end, but about the journey. One must admit what he enjoys, and be open to have his opinions altered. Perhaps this applies to more than just Scotch...

Lagavulin 16 Years - Bottle Aberlour A'bunadh Cask Strength - Bottle
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 02:09:02 EDT