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May, 2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to Ultranutty Pecan Bars.

Watched on Fire TV

 
 
 

When Shadow Moon is released from prison a few days early, following the death of his wife, he meets the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday and is conscripted into his employ as bodyguard. Attacked his first day on the job, Shadow quickly discovers that this role may be more than he bargained for.

Watched on Theater

 

The first episode of American Gods was suitably over the top. Loved the updated twist on Technical Boy. Great start.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I'm fairly confident that this will make @BeardOps lose his mind: https://github.com/vshatskyi/black-screen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Goddamn Miracle: American Gods, “The Bone Orchard” | Tor.com

I totally agree with this review of the first episode of American Gods. It was, in many ways, a triumph! What seemed unfilmable has started off with an impressive bang. Now, can it sustain its strong start? I sure hope so.

 

If you're really, truly cheering this outcome, take your selfishness with you and click on the "unfriend" button. Shame on you.

 
 

Tim Bray on Blogging in 2017

1 min read

Replied to a post on tbray.org:

Thank you, Tim, for still blogging, and owning your own identity on the web. Your presence makes it more vibrant, unique, and diverse.

The great dan­ger is that the Web’s fu­ture is mall-like: No space re­al­ly pub­lic, no store­fronts but na­tion­al brands’, no vi­su­als com­posed by am­a­teurs, noth­ing that’s on of­fer just for its own sake, and for love.

This sentence in particular resonated with me. I want the web to be a massive, interconnected network of independant thinkers, businesses, artists, communicators, individuals, etc., not just a collection of brands shouting into the void, hoping to attract consumers.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watched Iron Man

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Watched on PlexMediaPlayer

 
 
 
 
 

@marcoarment thank you so much for taking a principled stand. It means a lot to me and to many others. ✊🏻

 

Checked into The Original Pancake House

Breakfast to start our special day

 

Checked into Target

LEGO shopping

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kentucky Derby Party Tomorrow!

1 min read

In the kitchen tonight, I am prepping:

  • Angel biscuits, to be served with butter and country ham
  • Black eyed peas, with ham hocks and onions
  • Pimento cheese sandwiches
  • Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches
  • Smoked, pulled pork shoulder
  • Deviled eggs
  • Chess pie
  • Derby pie
  • Kentucky Maid cocktails
  • Mint Julep cocktails
  • Bourbon flights

Tomorrow should be big fun! I'll take pictures.

 
 

Relaxing evening cooking in advance of the derby. My house smells like the south!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In other words, I know how to time a pork shoulder smoke...

 
 
 

@vmbrasseur Truth: you and me both!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks, France. ❤️🗽

 

It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances, and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats?

Watched on Fire TV

 

It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances, and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats?

Watched on Fire TV

 

Checked into FishBar

Date night before I head to Boston tomorrow.

 
 
 
 

@ben_colo congrats to your team! Such an awesome release 😀 Give them my congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻

 

Off early tomorrow morning for my second @OpenStack summit in Boston. ✊🏻

 

My last time in Boston for @OpenStack featured Piston Cloud launch party and the death of Steve Jobs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ted Cruz is disgusting.

 
 
 

Hello, Boston! 👋🏼

 
 
 
 
 

As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago, and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.

Watched on cleverbook

 

Checked into Post 390

Team dinner. #

 
 
 

Nice session from @jaypipes on what OpenStack can learn from Kubernetes. Need more of this thinking/pragmatism.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Replied to a post on tantek.com :

@tantek.com @t wow, that is disturbing. B2C relationships are much more beneficial to the consumer side when the business model is about respecting the customer, not leveraging their data/information for profit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BOS 🛫🛬LAX

 

Checked into Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club

Complimentary Maker's Mark! Thanks, Delta ❤️

 

Now that it's available for iOS, I prefer to chat on @keybaseio. Go sign up!

 
 
 
 
 

Was just informed my 6.5 hour @Delta flight's wifi is broken. 😢

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@benwerd You also merged my PR! Thanks ✊🏻👏🏻❤️

 

The Theology of Donald Trump | Christianity Today

I'm sincerely considering dropping the identity of "Christian" and "evangelical," in favor of other terms. I no longer identify with the prevailing views of these groups.

 
 

Awesome! Micro.blog now properly embeds photo posts on my timeline! Micropub still doesn't work yet from the iOS app to Known, though. Still, progress!

 

Prime rib sous vide at 131F

Prime rib sous vide at 131F

Targeting nine hours in the bath, followed by a quick trip to a very hot grill.

 

Looks like I spoke too soon. Micro.blog handles photo posts with titles now, but seems to not embed if you include any content in the body, which Known let's me do.

 

Checked into marsatta

Chocolate for momma.

 
 

After a full week out of town, tonight I put @WilliamLaCour to bed, and made up a story for him about a little boy becoming a superhero. He giggled and smiled and hugged me before falling asleep, and telling me he missed me. I shed a few tears of joy tonight. ❤️

 
 
 

Checked into Bouzy Gastropub

Mothers' Day Brunch!

 
 

Poor @WilliamLaCour projectile vomited in the car on the way home from Mothers' Day brunch.

 
 

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making Classic Strawberry Jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Bread and Butter Pickles.

Watched on Fire TV

 

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making Classic Strawberry Jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Bread and Butter Pickles.

Watched on Fire TV

 

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making Classic Strawberry Jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Bread and Butter Pickles.

Watched on Fire TV

 

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-Style Roast Pork with Garlic and Rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect Farro Salad with Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas, and Tomatoes.

Watched on Fire TV

 
 
 
 

Amazon Echo Show

I've long resisted the Amazon Echo products, along with other similar "lady in a can" products from Google. The idea of an always-on microphone creeped me out, and the utility just wasn't there, especially since my only options seemed to be Google, who is driven by advertising, and Amazon, who hasn't really proven itself in the consumer hardware space, yet.

That said, I bought a Fire TV and Fire TV Stick late last year, because I wanted something with 4K support for my newly acquired family-room TV, and also wanted a portable streaming stick option to bring with me on the road to use with my portable projector. Overall, I've been quite impressed with the quality and reliability of the products, and I am starting to believe that Amazon can create decent consumer hardware products.

Amazon recently announced the Amazon Echo Show, which provides all of the functionality of the traditional "lady in a can" Echo, but adds a camera and touch screen to enable a bunch of additional features, including video chat. The device looks homely at first glance, but its appearance, especially that of the white-bordered option, is really starting to grow on me in a sort of retro-futuristic way. It almost looks like something that 

Go and watch the cheese promotional video on the site. If it works as well as the video says, I find the addition of the screen and camera to potentially be the tipping point for me. I'm finally starting to understand the appeal of these devices, and can easily see myself buying a few for my house, along with one or two for family to enable quick drop in video chats.

 

Apple really needs to get into the "lady in a can" game soon, or they're going to lose folks like me to Amazon.

 

This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found

 

Unbelievably cool discovery. Worth checking out the photo gallery of this amazingly preserved dinosaur.

 
 
 
 
 

Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to Russia

Our President is either an incompotent fool, a traitor, or both.

 

Our President is either an incompotent fool, a traitor, or both.

 
 
 
 
 

I actually greatly prefer it without Kimball. He always bothered me, and was ironically picky for the host of a cooking show (didn't like spicy food, was overtly preferential to New England culinary traditions, etc.). I also found him sort of irritating :)

Give me Bridget and Julia any day!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shadow questions his decision to work for Mr. Wednesday after learning of his plan to rob a bank; Shadow makes a surprising discovery when he returns to his motel room.

Watched on cleverbook

 
 
 
 

Watched Real Genius

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

Watched on Jonathan

 
 
 
 
 

I sure do wish we had a sensible, mature, experienced woman in the White House. Men can just be too emotional.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Introducing JSON Feed

Interesting JSON-based feed standard by Manton Reece and Brent Simmons. Looking forward to seeing where it goes! I think I'll implement this for my site next time I have a chance to sit down and hack on some code.

 
 
 

1. The administration is screwed.
2. This is going to take years to play out.
3. In the meantime: RESIST everything.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Took a crack at implementing @jsonfeed on my site – https://cleverdevil.io/content/all/?_t=json – Also opened an issue! – https://github.com/brentsimmons/JSONFeed/issues/51

 

Already seeing a lot of extensions in @JSONFeed for post types and metadata. Would be nice to standardize it for common types!

 
 
 
 

Wired Magazine on Apple Park

Truly an amazing and ambitious project of architecture, design, and logistics. I wonder if its been a distraction for Apple?

 

Our Favorite Camera Bags | The Wirecutter

I have the 20L Everyday Backpack from Peak Design and I absolutely adore it. I don't use it as a camera bag, but as my daily driver. Its almost perfect.

 

Sadly, Amazon has banned "rclone" from Amazon Cloud Drive. There goes my Linux cloud storage solution!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Hollywood Bowl season tickets arrived today! It's summer in LA. ❤️🍾🌄

 
 

Other Review: Things 3 Matches Form and Function

5 out of 5 stars

Between work, family, and life, I've got a lot on my plate. When it comes to appointments and obligations, I live and die by my calendar. But, for years, I've struggled to manage my tasks in an effective manner. I've tried relying on my calendar applications, online services like Trello, and native task management apps, but none has really fit my brain perfectly. Earlier in the week, Cultured Code released an all new update to their Things task management application for iOS, macOS, and watchOS. After watching the quick introduction video on their website, my interest was piqued, and I took the plunge, buying the iOS app, and downloading the free trial for macOS.

After spending a few days with Things, I can safely say I've finally found the task management solution for me. Things combines an attractive, modern user experience, transparent cloud sync across devices, with just the right mix of power and simplicity. Things gives you the ability to organize your life into "areas," such as "Work" and "Home," and then to create "Projects," like "Renovation," or "Market Report." Once segmented out into these components, you can create tasks, assign them tags and deadlines, and add notes.

On iOS, Things takes full advantage of the touch screen, providing delightful interactions for most tasks, my favorite of which is the "Magic Plus," which you can drag to quickly toss items into your Inbox, create new projects, and more. In addition, the design feels right at home on iOS 10, even including a smart feature that enables the creation of new tasks in your Inbox through Siri.

Things also integrates beautifully with the native calendars on your Mac and iPhone, providing a "Today" view, which shows your tasks for the day integrated with scheduled appointments from your calendar. There's also an "Upcoming" view, which shows your tasks and calendar events integrated together in daily, weekly, and monthly views.

Things 3 is an excellent application suite, and I highly recommend it to design-minded people with busy lives.

 
 
 

First the Gartner Magic Quadrant, then the Preakness. What's next for cloud?!

 
 

We woke up this morning to a fully dressed @ColetteLaCour informing us that we were going to church today.

 
 
 
 
 

@vmbrasseur interesting... I find it delightfully simple! YMMV, indeed ;)

 

Hey, cool, the @jsonfeed website is hosted at @DreamHost! Good choice @manton and @brentsimmons! 💪🏼❤️

 
 

Checked into Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Picking up a milkshake for the sick wife.

 

Checked into Corner Bakery Cafe

Picking up dinner for the sick wife.

 

The story of Laura's life and death is explored, including her first encounter with Shadow and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.

Watched on cleverbook

 
 

Well, that was a strange episode of American Gods!

 
 

@cashlock It's over the top, but I'm into it so far.

 
 
 
 
 

Huge congratulations to @fkarlitschek and @nextclouders on the NC12 release. Amazing work!

 
 

Discovered that @Nextclouders News app is looking for a new maintainer – https://github.com/nextcloud/news/issues/150. Great foundation for a reader!

 

Selfishly, I want someone to step up to maintain @Nextclouders News, since its my current news reader!

 
 

Checked into Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge

Now the new Delta SkyClub 👍🏻👏🏻🔥

 
 

RIP Cortez Kennedy, one of the greatest to ever play the game. 😢🤧🙌🏻

 

@scottfowles I'm trying, I'm trying! 💩🥄

 
 

Wheels up to Philly! See you soon. 🛫