For the last few years I've had a very rudimentary coffee grinder. It "worked" in that it would grind coffee, but you had absolutely no control over how finely ground the coffee was. So I generally didn't buy coffee beans and would get the coffee ground for the coffee pots I tend to use - most often my French press. For Christmas, however, my sister gave me a really nice … [Read more...] about Adjusting the Coffee Grind
In light of what's been going on in the last few days the entire concept of "freedom of speech" and how that works with private companies has become a hot topic yet again. Twitter, Facebook and other tech companies all have terms of service. If you breach those terms the companies can suspend or terminate your access to their platforms. The US has strong freedom of … [Read more...] about Free Speech & Tech
As I've mentioned a couple of times recently, one of the things I want to work on are my cooking skills. I've got quite a few cookbooks already and I have no need for "general" cookbooks at all, though if somebody thinks that a particular cookbook is a "must have" please let me know. You can never have too many cookbooks! What I am looking for, however, is more specific … [Read more...] about Which Cookbooks?
One of my personal goals for the next few months is to read more books. I used to read a lot more than I do now. When I was commuting to work via public transport I'd read. Back when I was living in Milan I'd spend hours every week bouncing from one side of the city to the other and its many suburbs via tram, train, metro and bus. Reading has always been one of the things I … [Read more...] about How Many Books Should I Read?
I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I do do goals for lockdowns! The government will impose restrictions of some kind on Ireland that will run until at least March, though later wouldn't surprise me. No matter what "level" they talk about I don't expect much travel, domestic or international, to be permitted over the coming months. And forget about "gatherings". … [Read more...] about Some Goals and Promises to Myself