This is my favorite sweatshirt. I know I must have bought it well over ten years ago. But I can't remember where or when. During the cooler months I tend to wear it every week. It’s very comfortable. So let’s say I’ve had it for 12 years (I think it’s been longer) and that I … Continue reading My Favorite Sweatshirt
Last Saturday when I folded the laundry, I discovered that there was one sock missing. Dutifully, I went back into the basement and carefully swept my hand around the base of the washing machine’s agitator. Nope, no sock there. I checked the dryer and it wasn’t there either. So I went over every inch of … Continue reading The Case of the Missing Sock
Why is it that whenever I’m not expecting a delivery from Amazon, I see their delivery van drive through my street in the morning or early in the afternoon? But when I am expecting a delivery, it practically never arrives until late in the afternoon or the evening? Just asking.
Aurum in stercore quaero.
This could also be called JT’s Disaster, JT’s Catastrophe, or JT’s Humiliation. It all started on Friday as I was browsing through Consumer Reports and saw a mention of self-serve coffee makers: “These machines brew up to 12 cups at once and keep the coffee hot throughout the day in an internal reservoir. There’s no hot plate … Continue reading JT’s Folly
When I was searching for a different bourbon drink to substitute for a Manhattan due to a temporary drought on vermouth, I decided to try an Old Fashioned, and I made an interesting discovery. Despite its name, which implies it has been around for quite some time, there is no universally agreed upon recipe—nowhere near. … Continue reading There Is No Recipe
Found this description of Tesla’s self-driving software on Mastodon: https://universeodon.com/@firstname.lastname@example.org/109587309856807456 I tried the "Full Self-Driving (Beta)" on a Model Y in Toronto. It was terrifying. I turned off "aggressive" and "assertive" modes and "drive 20% higher than speed limit" (why are these even options?) It tried to drive in the bike lane to avoid traffic … Continue reading Self-Driving
Several years ago (in 2006; I just looked it up) I was reading a blog post by a tech writer that I respected, Tim Bray. One of the things I liked about his blog was that he didn’t just write about tech topics but as in this case he was writing about music. This post … Continue reading Apropos Gidon Kremer