Le Mangevins in Toulouse

©2005 Svein Aronsen

On a visit to Toulouse in 2002 I sent a SMS to a friend of mine, Aslak Hellesøy. He has been living in Toulouse, and I asked for a place to eat. He recommended Le Mangevins.

We reserved a table, and that evening we had a dinner to remember. The atmosphere in this place is very special. Look out for the crazy and extremely talented cook running his “spectacle” at some point during the evening. In addition to the special adventure of just visiting the place you will get a truly excellent meal.

I know that restaurants can change very fast, but I still recomended the place for my boss when he set of for Toulouse in february this year. He was not disappointed! He also managed to snap a picture of the fantastic cook and actually get a short video clip of the “spectacle”.

©2005 Svein Aronsen ©2005 Svein Aronsen

Le Mangevins
Adresse : 46, rue du Pharaon
Telephone : +33 (0)5 61 52 79 16

Videoclip of the “spectacle”:
(You will need QuickTime or mpegAble to play the file)

Video of the spectacle
(Right-click and download)

Picture and video copyright Svein Aronsen

Le Mangevins in Toulouse

How to install the Exhibit plugin in WordPress 1.5 on Dreamhost

It is a completely and utterly fantastic plugin for WordPress. It makes it extremely easy to upload pictures, make thumbnails, downscale and watermark. All from the standard WordPress web GUI in a very user friendly system.

It took some time before I could find the controls in the WEB-gui. I had to apply a fix for the way DreamHost run PHP. What you do is:

For Exhibit, you might find this useful (a user[1] contribution to Dreamhost’s really quite useful[2] KnowledgeBase)

In exhibit10.php, there is a block of code near the very beginning (line 46) that says:



Remove that whole block and replace it with:


Before I found that, I couldn’t get Exhibit to appear in the admin interface

[1] Not me – found it after much head-scratching and googling
[2] Understatement – it’s an excellent resource for DH users

In addition to this you have to do a fix for WordPress 1.5:

In the file “exhibit10.php”, around line 130, you should find this line:

$this->tableexhibit = $table_prefix . $this->exhibit_db_table;

I replaced this line with this:

$this->tableexhibit = “wp_exhibit”;

I found these fixes here:
And here:

The thumbnails at the top of this post are inserted using the Exhibit plugin.

How to install the Exhibit plugin in WordPress 1.5 on Dreamhost

Too much technology

This blog is right now extremely technology focused. It seems unlikely, but I actually have interests in addition to being a part time complete nerd. One area of extreme interest is food. I have a separate food blog, but it is in Norwegian. So, right now I just felt like I needed some warmth in this blog. So here you are. Norwegian shrimps. French wine. Bread. Butter. The recipe of today. I promise to come back with more food, wine, coffee, cigars, music, movies and travel…

Too much technology

How to include stable RSS-feeds in the template of your WordPress blog

To include the new feed links discussed here and here, I have changed the file called “footer.php” in the directory of my current theme:

Change this:
bloginfo(‘url’); ?>/index.php?feed=rss2


bloginfo(‘url’); ?>/index.php?feed=rss2&withcomments=1

In addition to this you have to change the file called “single.php”. In line 29.

You can find an edited version of “footer.php” here.
You can find an edited version of “single.php” here.

How to include stable RSS-feeds in the template of your WordPress blog