Thursday, July 31, 2008
--From #68 (Michel Gondry) in the list of Stuff White People Like from the blog, "Stuff White People Like"
Oh Heavenly God, I am so white! It's like the writer knows my innermost thoughts, feelings, and desires.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
-- "Seattle’s Automated Toilets Go Way of the Box and Chain, New York Times, 17 July 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
"I see bacon as a celebration of an American birthright. Four slices of Hormel Black Label, hissing in a cast iron skillet on a Sunday morning. To wear the bacon colors, to sport a bacon tattoo, is to announce your belief in the possibilities of bacon, in the American goodness rendered by a low-on-the-hog meat, transmogrified by smoke and salt."
- John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance
There are so many good, gleefully tasty nuggets in that quote, I can hardly stand it.
"Hormel Black Label."
Bacon: the meat that's "low on the hog."
"Wear the bacon colors."
"Belief in the possibilities of bacon."
Here's a link to the article, Bacon Mania, in Salon. John T. Edge is quoted in #7. I recommend the article for entertaining reading, even if you are not inspired to get a bacon tattoo. Full of good writing and information. There I learned that "Anthony Bourdain has called bacon the 'gateway protein' for its astounding ability to lure vegetarians back to the carnivorous fold." Good stuff.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
10 minute cooking school Sin City breakfast tacos
Crazy sexy. Especially when he says, "Get some low-fat cooking spray... naaah, just kidding -- use butter." Ooh. Talk about sinful... you're killing me softly with your song, honey.
Use Amazon's Subscribe & Save program.
By subscribing, you can get Olay Regenerist Night for $14.58 (which certainly meets or beats the lowest sale prices I've seen locally). In some subscription categories there's a plethora of products to choose from; in others there are just a few products or the products are only available in bulk -- I noticed this particularly for toothpastes. I don't want to commit to a specific toothpaste for the length of time it would take me to go through a 4-pack of big tubes. As a result, this Subscribe & Save progam doesn't work for all my toiletry needs.
When I find a product I want that's eligible for the Subscribe & Save program, I sign up for the longest possible interval between deliveries. (Delivery schedule: 1 unit once every 6 months.)
Then, when I need more, there's a page I can use ("Manage Your Subscribe & Save Items") where I see the following information for each product for which I have a subscription:
• Last ship date: June 18, 2008
• Estimated order placement date: December 18, 2008
• To skip the currently scheduled shipment but still receive the following shipment, click Skip this shipment.
• Running low already? click Send your next shipment now.
So if I'm running low on moisturizer, I click "Send your next shipment now" and the moisturizer arrives at my office door in about a week or so. On the same page I can cancel the subscription altogether by making it inactive.
Amazon says that the Subscribe & Save program is in "beta" mode, which is probably why it is not super visible on their site:
"In addition to being the second letter in the Greek alphabet, the word beta is also often used to describe a project or process that is being tested. With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to a new program we call Subscribe & Save. During this beta phase we'll be making more products available for subscription ordering and gathering input from customers like you to ensure Amazon.com provides the best possible experience for online shopping.
"Even though Subscribe & Save is in beta, our program is completely functional, so feel free to browse our selection of eligible products and place new subscription orders through Subscribe & Save. But be sure to come back often, as we'll only be making our new program better.
Once it's out of beta mode, I hope it will have more options. I love the idea. The 15% discount and free shipping are awesome.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Screw Gage Shank Shank Pilot Pilot
Number Hole Size Soft Wd Hard Wd
0 1/16 .060 1/64 1/32
1 5/64 .073 1/32 1/32
2 3/32 .086 1/32 3/64
3 7/64 .099 3/64 1/16
4 7/64 .112 3/64 1/16
5 1/8 .125 1/16 5/64
6 9/64 .138 1/16 5/64
7 5/32 .151 1/16 3/32
8 11/64 .164 5/64 3/32
9 3/16 .177 5/64 7/64
10 3/16 .190 3/32 7/64
11 13/64 3/32 1/8
12 7/32 .216 7/64 1/8
14 1/4 .242 7/64 9/64
16 17/64 .268 9/64 5/32
18 19/64 .294 9/64 3/16
20 21/64 .320 11/64 13/64