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The Terminal

I don't know how I missed this, but Craig calls it his "magnum opus" on the Terminal: The Terminal •

Meat from Plants

The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat

More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.

I don't care what my burger is made of so long as it tastes and feels like a burger.

Apple and the Functional High Ground

I think Apple is still on the high-est ground of any other company, but they have lost the "high" ground they once occupied.

Apple has lost the functional high ground – and his follow-up: What it’s like to be way too popular for a day –

And a few days later, The Functional High Ground | A bunch of stuff here: Michael Tsai - Blog - Apple’s Software Quality, Continued.

Easily Watermarking Video on OS X

Is there a great utility out there which will easily allow you to watermark a video on OS X?

I'd like to watermark some video before uploading them to YouTube. Obviously I can do this in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, but I'm looking at more of a batch utility.

The videos are .avi files from a Casio camera (high-speed video of golf swings).

Another Feldberg Putting Video

Good Set of Kitchen Knives

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.

I'd like:

  • 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.

Any thoughts?

Gluten Intolerance

It's everywhere… and always has been. Gluten Free!

Whatever, man.

Location Sharing

xkcd: Location Sharing

Location Sharing

Memory Palaces

Window Magnet for OS X

Has anyone used Window Magnet for OS X?

$4.99 seems like a good price. I kind of like my window management without it, but… you never know, maybe this is better?

Too bad there's no demo. 😛

Tweets Go Missing

I sent that Tweet November 21, 2014.

Yet if I visit 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?

Pittsburgh, PA

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

I'm sure you could concoct similar lists for just about anywhere (though one for Erie, PA would not be anywhere near as long or contain such good items), but Pittsburgh is a fairly special place.

It's too bad we/they have such crappy winters sometime. But then again, I think that's part of what makes the people there so generally well grounded.

Ring (Doorbell)

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.

Any discounts out there…?

Edit: Reviews are not terribly flattering.

Pro Mini Golf

Dropbox Needs a “dropbox”

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).

Lame. C'mon, Dropbox. You can do this…