Starbucks short coffee hack … downunder!

January 16, 2006

Technorati ChartSolving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino – by Tim Harford is an article that talks about ordering a ‘short’ drink at Starbucks – a size that doesn’t appear on the menu. Well I am here to report that this (very loosely termed) ‘hack’ works here in Australian Starbucks as well. The barista/server didn’t even bat an eyelid when I asked for a double short cappuccino. Except the double bit got sorta left out, but I was too focussed on the whole ‘short hack’ working to notice.

Tim writes : This secret cappuccino is cheaper, too—at my local Starbucks, $2.35 instead of $2.65.

Well here at my local (for today, anyway) the short cap cost me $2.95 instead of the ‘tall’ at $3.45. Sweeet.

Interested persons can track the story across the blogosphere at Technorati, or take the cheet sheet graphical version here. Graph shows posts that contain “starbucks short coffee hack” per day for the last 30 days.

[Updated chart to remove the word ‘short’ and use proper link to updating chart]

One for Ian?

January 16, 2006

A Quick Vibrating Lockpick made from an electronic toothpick!

A lovely project for a rainy afternoon 🙂

Australian street photography legal issues

January 16, 2006

Wow! I’ve been updating older entries from the original incarnation of ‘A Dog’s Breakfast’ – the blog. You’ll see the archives growing in the sidebar…

Anyway, I stumbled across a link to a detailed analysis of the aforementioned Australian street photography legal issues. Very interesting reading.

Also great is the ‘NSW Photo Rights Summary Sheet’ – a two page PDF (linked from the above page) to carry with you as a photo shooter to help clarify your rights on the street.

Thanks to Charles in The Fishbowl for the link.