About 2 weeks ago (has it only been 2 weeks? it feels like ages) Stephanie and I hosted the latest in our series of food-themed parties, this time centered around the humble “slider” (or mini-burger). However since then life intervened…
Every once and a while I stumble upon a forum or blog post comment where someone says they’ve heard about these mythical “MEI Voyageur bags”, but can’t figure out how to purchase one. As long as you have time and…
Edsel Ranger and Ford Thunderbird
I’m sure this has been blogged to death already—so one more can’t hurt, can it? I mean look at the thing, it’s so beautiful. A culinary work of art. I wanted to photograph it more than eat it. Mmm. Sweet…
On Tuesday evening Stephanie and I attended our first cheese class since Alpine Cheese and Alsace Wine back in March. I didn’t really look at the Fall schedule until well after it came out, which in some ways actually made…
I really like to make popcorn when we watch movies. Popcorn on the cob We found these cobs before Thanksgiving. Three minutes in a paper bag in the microwave, and they turn out just like the stove top, except without…
Haloscan is getting upgraded to Echo: Once presented with the upgrade message, Haloscan users will have 2 weeks to make a decision. You will have the following two options. Upgrade to Echo for $9.95/year – all your comment data will…
I think that’s going to be a pretty strong theme this year. Or a growing one. It reminds me of some thoughts I had on surplus not long ago. Surplus raw ingredients are a great motivator to make things that…
We wish everyone a happy holidays and a wonderful new year.
After telling Matthew and Katie about the wonders of In-N-Out in California, specifically the seemingly unchanged 1950s-era menu, they regaled us with impassioned tales of a similarly striped-down, back-to-the-basics burger joint in Austin started by the company that owns Rudy’s…
I’ve been wanting to revisit Enchanted Rock for years now, but there’s never been quite enough time around the holidays to make the two and a half hour trek—until this year. And as luck would have it, after several beautiful…
This is insane: Neutra Face : An Ode On A Typeface
Thought about Futura but the em space was to wide
even when condensed, no, i’ll use another type
Gill sans the G is wack when it’s in lower case
Avante gard you make me hard but helvetica you’re played
I love this rhyming couplet in the lyrics of Camera Obscura’s song The Sweetest Thing:
You challenged me to write a love song
Here it is, I think I got it wrong
They are their own caricatures: Portraits of Power: An interactive portfolio of portraits by Platon of world leaders, with commentary by the photographer. #
“I was just in some b-roll and I loved it!”
I just used Firebug to change the background color of Flickr from #FEFEFE to #FFFFFF so I could take a screenshot of the multilingual WAR IS OVER posters to include in an old post with a perfectly white background.
Am I normal? #
an API is not about programming, data structures, or algorithms—an API is a user interface, just as much as a GUI. The user at the using end of the API is a programmer—that is, a human being. Even though we tend to think of APIs as machine interfaces, they are not: they are human-machine interfaces.
Currently reading and liking It’s OK Not to Write Unit Tests (I wish I’d had this when I wrote What is “test-driven development for web applications”?) #
It seems like everyone these days is talking about the Panasonic GF1 with the 20mm f1.7 lens (I’d love to see it side-by-side with my K7+35mm macro, and I’d certainly love to take it walking around the city for a few days, without plunking down $1000) #
I’ve often wondered, what actually is activated about activated charcoal?
Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal or activated coal, is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.
Quote of the day: It’s not a disorder if you channel it into something productive #