Author Archives: dgilbert

Advertising to a Post Consumerist

Deter­min­ing what I real­ly want is hard.  Adver­tis­ing tries every day and fails mis­er­ably.  It’s even hard for me and thus down­right impos­si­ble for my close fam­i­ly and friends.  Occa­sion­al­ly, my fam­i­ly mem­bers will make an unusu­al­ly inspired choice.  Some­times … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Factorio Nuclear Reactor Thoughts

Fac­to­rio Nuclear Reac­tors are a new pow­er source in Fac­to­rio 0.15.  For those that have played Fac­to­rio, late game setups have includ­ed either thou­sands of steam engines or tens of thou­sands of solar pan­els.  This ends up tak­ing both sig­nif­i­cant … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Social Inequity of Keurig and Other Cartridge Systems

I’ve been try­ing to decide what it is that so annoys me about the Keurig and oth­er Car­tridge Sys­tems.  At first, one could eas­i­ly decry the Keurig for envi­ron­men­tal waste.  Giv­en their mar­ket, how­ev­er, it was inevitable that they would … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Seats, Feet and Righteous Indignation — Judgemental Treatment of Others is Unjust

I haven’t been com­pelled to write some­thing in awhile, but this pic­ture and the accom­pa­ny­ing sto­ry at the star moti­vat­ed me. From the arti­cle, it seems it’s gone quite viral.  It seems top­i­cal in ref­er­ence to my last arti­cle “Life … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life is not Fair

Humans have a strong sense of fair­ness. To be fair is to be in bal­ance with one’s fel­low humans. Like any met­ric involv­ing humans, how­ev­er, fair­ness suf­fers from hav­ing too much just as much as hav­ing too lit­tle.
To lit­tle real … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Day Break Mill: Searching for Red Fife Wheat…

I’ve been search­ing online for places to buy Red Fife flour and my search lead me to the page of Day Break Mill.  I imme­di­ate­ly hit the “con­tact us” but­ton so that I could deter­mine where they were.  While I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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SlowCooker: Pulled Pork: Sauce Made of Sauces.

I was leaf­ing through recipe ideas the oth­er day and came across Pulled Pork for the Slow­Cook­er.  The slow­cook­er is great for soups and stews and I always enjoy find­ing anoth­er recipe for it.  Pulled pork is tra­di­tion­al­ly a south­ern … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Truthiness: of Rights and Wrongs

Truthi­ness.  I love this word.  It encap­su­lates all that is wrong with the Amer­i­can Reli­gious Right.  I’ve been think­ing around how to talk about this scourge and received insight from a com­mon (for me) source: The Econ­o­mist has a book … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Rack of Lamb: Moroccan Spice

A lit­tle cook­ing diver­sion: A Moroc­can Spiced Rack of Lamb.  I have some more stand-mix­er bak­ing to do, but my most recent attempt was lack-lus­ter.  More about that when I get it right.  This arti­cle is about our new year’s … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Stand-Mixer #2 White Bread

Since the stand-mix­er cheese bis­cuits were such an unqual­i­fied suc­cess, we man­aged to pick up some yeast to facil­i­tate some bread mak­ing.  First up is some “plain old” white bread.  Besides the fact that I am actu­al­ly white, ango-sax­on and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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