Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Rosemary + Garlic Roasted Potatoes

I think the humble potato may be one of my favorite foods. There are so many yummy things to do with them … potato chips (US), french fries (US) / chips (UK), mashed potatoes, and today’s topic, roasted potatoes. This recipe is quite easy to prep, is forgiving of small errors, and you can substitute many …

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Baking Soda to the Rescue … Again

Now, I want to go on record as being a firm believer in evidence-based, traditional medicine. I believe in large-scale, multi-center, randomized clinical trials … staked my life on it once, and I’m still here to tell of it. I also believe that there are home remedies that work, and I’m also a firm believer …

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The Cost of eBooks from a Self-Publisher’s Perspective

I don’t intend to do too much retweeting/linking to other people’s work, but this is a very interesting and even eye-opening piece on ebook pricing. The Cost of eBooks from a Self-Publisher’s Perspective.

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Fast, yummy egg sandwich

I literally did not eat eggs as a food until a couple of years ago, when some medication I was taking changed how foods tasted to me and I needed some alternative protein sources to get me through the experience. Once I started eating eggs, and well past the medication days, I’ve stuck with the …

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Apple’s latest delusional statements

It’s obvious that Apple thinks that a large portion of the world is not very bright. But do they think that EVERYONE is an idiot? I almost choked when I saw today that they are claiming that they were forced to collude with the book manufacturers in order to be able to compete with big …

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Money-wicking athletic wear

There’s a big US company that markets its athletic wear, at amazingly high prices, as being “heat wicking” or some such nonsense. The gist of their very effective marketing campaign, besides getting many professional sports teams to wear their gear, is that the moisture wicking nature of the completely synthetic materials is supposed to magically …

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Facebook and Instagram

Some are actually suggesting that Facebook is acquiring Instagram so that they can data-mine the geotagged locations, as well as the content, of users photos. How cynical. WE know that Facebook in its infinite goodness is only looking to enhance the user experience by better targeting its offers and services to our interests.

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Shake shake shake (repeat), Shake your sports drink (repeat)

Homemade Sports Drink A couple of years ago, I got one of those GI bugs and was pretty miserable for a few days. I decided to be kind to my digestive system by giving up cola (I’d typically drink 2 per day, non diet) because of all the sugar in it, as a way of …

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5 Handy Tablet Tips

Here are 5 handy tips for tablet users. Hate screen smudges and fingerprints? Me too. To clean the screen easily and without a separate cloth, use the side of your hand (under your pinkie finger) as a squeegee. Drag it across the screen horizontally in rows (like mowing a lawn), then turn the screen to the other …

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Blue, blue, my blog is blue

I bet that, now that I have pointed it out to you, you can see that my blog is blue. I bet also that few of you want to know why. But on the internets, we’re all clueless at reading social clues, so I’ll tell ya why my blog is blue. I’m sick of the …

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