Posted January 18th, 2015 @ 01:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'd like to get a good set of kitchen knives. The $50 set I have had for nearly 15 years is starting to show its age.
Six to eight steak knives.
A paring knife.
A bread knife.
A chef's or carving knife (for quartering chickens).
A sharpening or honing blade.
A pair of kitchen scissors.
Possibly a santoku.
Possibly a filet knife.
Possibly a vegetable knife or some other specialty knives.
That's between 13 and 18 knives or so.
Amazon has a few sets, but I don't even know what brands are good. Chicago Cutlery is easy to find, but seems mid-level at best. There are sets like this one at Williams-Sonoma for $369.
I don't really have a price range in mind. It seems I'll be spending between $100 and $500. I appreciate a good amount of heft, and solid knives that hold an edge. I don't know whether that means ceramic, carbon steel, or whatever.
I don't really even care too much about how well the set matches.
I'm willing to buy from just about anywhere, though we have an Amazon Prime membership so perhaps there is best.
Yet if I visit http://twitter.com/iacas and hit the "end" key until November 21, 2014 should come into view… I do not see that tweet. I see a tweet from the day before, the same day, and the next day… but not that tweet on November 21, 2014.
If I download my Analytics from Twitter, the tweet is listed.
So what's up with that? Where's the tweet? Why isn't it showing on my personal timeline?
Posted January 11th, 2015 @ 07:55am by Erik J. Barzeski
I wonder how well the thing holds up to the elements, namely, cold and rain. I could pretty easily foresee replacing two doorbells, and one of them is not beneath a roof on the patio, it's on the exposed side of the house. Plus, Erie, PA gets awfully cold.
Posted January 9th, 2015 @ 03:40pm by Erik J. Barzeski
You want to send a file to a friend. They have Dropbox. You have Dropbox. Cool, right?
Dropbox is not entirely well named, because unfortunately, you can't easily "drop" something on someone else's Dropbox.
Instead, you have to upload the file to your Dropbox, give your friend the URL, await confirmation that your friend got it, and then delete it from your Dropbox.
Why not allow me to set aside 200 MB or 2 GB or whatever size I want to act as an actual "dropbox" for people to share files with me (or for me to share with them)?
There aren't even any real good solutions to allow this. Search for "uploading to a friend's Dropbox" or "allow uploads to my Dropbox" and the best you'll get are some third-party hacks (and some cost money).