On the way from Château de Gruyères to the wine tasting in Morges, we had a little extra time to kill. After having some delicious Gruyère cheese both for lunch on Friday and during dinner on Wednesday night, I wanted to see where it was made. We stopped at the factory that made Gruyères' signature cheese to witness modern cheese making. Aisles upon aisles stacked two stories high with wheels of soon-to-be cheese filled the factory floor.
A machine the size of a forklift was stationed halfway down one of the aisles and was examining and brushing the cheese wheels. It would pull out a wheel from its shelf, do its thing for 15 seconds, and then place the wheel back into its shelf and move onto the next wheel. And this was all completely automated, there wasn't a human in sight.
This is my newish phone, a Motorola Milestone. After I was accepted to come to Hong Kong back in February, I began to do some research on what to expect once here. I stumbled upon this video produced by Richard Lai of Engadget. I knew that my Palm Pre wouldn't work abroad, so I set my sights on a nice albeit second-hand phone to use while I was here.
When I arrived in Hong Kong I was jet-lagged and impatient so just settled on buying a new and cheap LG-A170 flip phone in Sha Tin. Unfortunately, I quickly realized how spoiled I was by my Pre and decided that I really needed a smartphone. After struggling for a week with the chintzy LG, I mustered up my bargaining skills and headed to Mong Kok to buy something better. I ended up with an immaculate Motorola Milestone (back in the states it's known as Verizon's Droid) and it's wonderful. The Milestone brings back fond memories of my Motorola Razr, a phone I carried for 4 years until I reluctantly traded up. The tight build quality, the metal, the glass and heft of the phone all add up to a device that looks as good in the hand as it feels in the hand. Battery life, screen and call quality are all excellent and I love the phone so far.