Service changes - temporary labor dispute

Service changes

I received the following email earlier this afternoon to advise me that 1) the local liquor monopoly that marks up Bordeaux futures by as much as 70% as compared to the identical futures listings in France and which restricts choice is currently in a labor dispute, and 2) they regret not being able to provide […]

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A&W Canada Beyond Meat Burger

Beyond Meat

No, I didn’t go vegan or Soylent (which is made from people, so ick). A&W Canada (which is entirely independent of the American chain with the same name, and which, unlike its American namesake, has a corporate stance on improved animal welfare with third party verification in its supply chain) has been making a bit […]

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Newton MessagePad 2000

Purchase decisions

Ever have to buy a computer? Back in the day, I was asked a *lot* of times for help on purchase decisions since I was the local propellerhead, and could explain options in a reasonable way. Not that people always listened, because there’s always the overriding issue of affordability, and that a lot of times, […]

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By Presidencia de la República Mexicana - https://www.flickr.com/photos/presidenciamx/41507133581/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68374136

Supervillain!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Who’d have thought that Justin Pierre James Trudeau, the eldest son of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, would one day become a supervillain with luxurious hair responsible for atrocities including burning down the White House 157 years before his birth, and championing universal health care, truth and equal rights? Then […]

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Bloody Caesar

May 17

So today is May 17. It’s already pas mid-month and the highlight of the day is receiving my notice of assessment where I’m told I need to remit more (boo…). May 17 is a bit different in Scandinavia, as the five million or so Norwegians wave flags to fête syttende mai, which is also known […]

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filetes de boquerón

Boquerones

I haven’t been cooking much lately for a variety of reasons (multiple holes, suggestions that the NCEP is actually a fun and tasty thing to do, etc etc), but I recently set up to do a tapas service to get back in the swing of things (the full set is on Instagram if you’re curious). […]

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sushi platter - raw

Year of the Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Dog (狗), or more specifically, the Year of the Earth Dog. The current Year of the Dog is supposed to be a generally good year, but requiring some hard work, perseverance, and fiscal responsibility. I think things will […]

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Life imitates art

So last week I tapped out a joke about there not being any « R.C. wuz here » micrograffiti, because at the time, the very oblique reference to the Kids in the Hall made me laugh (much to my immediate detriment). Lo and behold, this week comes news that life imitates art, in that surgeon […]

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Yeah!

Well, that was interesting… I appear to have survived Pearl Harbor Day with a quad no less. Haven’t sprung a leak and there does not appear to be any “R.C. wuz here” micro-graffiti as far as I can tell. Yeah! (not that Howard Dean “yeah!” either)

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Traditional breakfast

Miso Hungry

I can tell that I’m getting old because apart from constantly suppressing the urge to yell “get off my lawn, you kids!”, my taste in movies has started trending into documentaries. I already scribbled about Jodorowsky’s Dune, but a recent one combined documentary with food interest, Tim Delmastro’s travelogue and dieting experiment Miso Hungry. Me, […]

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