October 23

Over the years...

Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig present the semi-final of the baking contest, which tests the four remaining bakers' skills with patisserie. There are only three places in next week's final, and this round of challenges will determine who does not make the cut. The signature dish requires a delicate dome and a perfect finish, while for the technical, the bakers must take croquembouche to the next level. Finally, for the showstopper, they must use all their skills to construct an edible display case.

Watched on Trakt

Y’all. My daughter is just about the most beautiful human being I’ve ever met. I know I’m biased, but she is the best. The. BEST.

Dearest followers, I’m curious if any of you have experience with the new Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones. My AirPods are dying, I find them fiddly, and am unhappy with their longevity. Considering the Bose cans as an alternative.

Listened to 349: Formative Tech Dystopia

Why everyone makes everything now, developer documentation, and the seemingly imminent 16” MacBook Pro.

By Accidental Tech Podcast

I will never understand why this is controversial. Life isn't a zero sum game. Acknowledging my male privilege and working to enable women is good for the whole world, including men. We can all make progress together, enjoying the benefits as the human race!

Insightful. Another angle – we are *all* capable of the exceptional, but some of us are afforded opportunity because of our race, gender, family, etc. If humanity works together to enable each other, we can unlock so much more of our collective potential.


Checked into Din Tai Fung

Date night dumplings

I love my iPhone XS, but I still hate the way that it sits on a table because of the camera bump. I don’t want a case. Someone should make attractive adhesive levelers!

I know it sounds crazy, but yeah, 195 degrees was the target temperature of the meat, with the smoker starting out at 225, and then ramping up to 275 by the end, to help the pork shoulder through the "stall," where it can stay for hours at the same temperature due to "evaporative cooling."

You can find out a bit more about smoking pork shoulders, and "the stall," here: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/the_stall.html

Pretty much every recipe out there for pulled pork calls for a target meat temperature of 190-205.

The meat turned out tender, juicy, and delicious as always! I enjoyed some leftovers today for lunch. Tasty!

Discovering that you can use AirPods with the Apple TV has been a revelation. Gives me hope that Apple TV will also work with HomePod.

New guilty pleasure TV show? Forged in Fire, from the History Channel. Craftsmen, doing their thing? Works on me every time. πŸ”ͺπŸ”¨πŸ”₯

Chris, I was cooking a pork shoulder low and slow! The sweet spot for making pulled pork is between 190 and 200 degrees, believe it or not. The amount of fat and connective tissue in the pork shoulder is high, and it melts through the meat, making it tender and shreddable. Delicious :)

I have to keep telling myself "Jackets in the Orange Bowl" over and over again so that I can avoid punching something. Simultaneously crushed and thrilled after an exhilarating day of football.

Go jackets! Let's party like it's 1990!

I'm feelin pretty turnt up. Some might say I'm all the way turnt up.

Our tile guy totally rules. Doing a great job! We are going to have him put some cork flooring into our sun room as soon as we can afford it!

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