Archive for November, 2012

Burger Bar Redux

November 23rd, 2012 Comments

A few years back, I had a not so pleasant meal at the Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. As luck would have it, a second SharePoint Conference and some colleagues already eating brought me back to the Burger Bar again.

I have to confess that I was quite pleased with the burger I had this time around.

Built my own burger:

The burger in all its glory!

  • Kobe patty, medium rare
  • Pan Seared Foie Gras
  • Sprouts
  • Pepper Cream Sauce
  • Onion Bun

Wow, the burger was at the right temperature and so soft, juicy and delicious! The sauce was served on the side and I’m glad it was, as it wasn’t needed. It turned out to be a great dip for my onion rings though!

Check out the chuck! Nice and juicy!

The only fault was the onion bun could not soak up all the lovely juices and was falling apart at the end.

Check out Burger Bar’s menu!

Categories: Food & Drink

The Complexity of Modern Cars

November 23rd, 2012 Comments

On my way back home from the SharePoint Conference, my Audi suddenly couldn’t shift out of first gear when in automatic. Thank goodness I could still get out of first gear using the “manual” shift mode. And as I’m limping home, I then get a ESP Fault error. Great, I don’t have automatic drive and now my traction control and ABS are gone too!

As this was a Friday, I had the weekend to troubleshoot and test things before it got into the shop… automatic works for all other shifts except first to second. What’s weirder, after some time manually shifting, going back into automatic will work, even the shift from first to second! But once I shut off the car, I have to do the same manual shift song and dance again.

So, as it turns out, what caused my car to not shift and have no ABS and traction control? A faulty $12 brake light switch! Nuts!

Categories: General