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This "cake" has long traditions as a Christmas sweet in Norway. Everyone knows it by the name of "Delfiakake" - "Delfia" is a brand name for the hardened coconut fat. Wikipedia has descriptions in eight languages, and calls it "Hedgehog slice" in English. It seems like every language has its own names: I never heard any of the eight(!) Swedish names, the Danish, English or German names before.
We make it with unsweetened dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, and we decorate it with jelly tops and sometimes walnuts, dried fruits and marzipan; some people put these things into the chocolate as well. We often add coffee as well. The amount of biscuits can change considerably. Some make it with 2-3 layers, three quarters of the volume is chocolate. Others make it with so much biscuit that the chocolate essentially serves as a glue between the layers. With unsweetened chocolate, a fair amount of biscuits and fruits it isn't that unhealthy (but don't overeat!).
Delfiakake was well established as a traditional Christmas cake in my childhood, in the 1960s. I wouldn't be surprised if it was made several decennies earlier.
Google struck the wrong cord and gained the notoriety towards lack of data security.
It's got everything we need, the Google drive is so agile and swift gives a very good user experience.
But our big customers do not want any of the things be shared on google drives. In fact, nothing from google, right from Hangout to gmail. All blacklisted.
And then there's another guy Microsoft. Most of the customers pushing us towards using MS Teams & Sharepoint, but it's just still not very user-friendly.
Just a very basic need - I want to delete a document from a drive. I can understand, it would throw an exception when another user is using the document.
But even when all have logged out, signed off and got back home and sleeping, this stupid Sharepoint says, someone's still using the document and cannot delete or rename it. But wouldn't tell who's exactly using it. This is unbelievably screwing up productivity. But nobody cares and we need to continue to use these and drop off google from the daily use.
Moral of the story - Even if you are dumb, if you exhibited trust & integrity, customers would not leave you. On the other hand, you are the smartest a*se in the world but you break the trust, nobody's with you. Hope google learnt the lesson.
I still don't know which major data-security incident left the customers blacklist Google forever. I think it's a gradual/chronic one? Google kept collecting all the user data and put them to use for advanced AI/ML thing to push ads. I guess that's where it started. Bummer now!.
Is it the clues, the answers or both that are themed?
I remember it all started with spinners in the clues, but I do not recall the answers.
If it's just the clues, that could avoid re-occurrences of the week that must not be named.
A bit of both - it's the answers that all fit in the same theme for the week: hence Harry Potter Week was so ... difficult ... because nobody other than the setter had any idea what the answers might have been!
So today's solution fits into the same theme as MARSHMALLOW, but what theme is that?
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