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Net Hunt II

Net Hunt II

Net hunt redux… Or coincidence, part deux. There’s a new, alarmingly huge Net hunt underway, surrounding the release of the movie A.I. If you wanna start at the beginning, go stare at a movie poster for a while. If you want to catch up to the Net hunt...
Science Rules

Science Rules

Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, science rules. Case in point, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. After completing its original four-year mission, Cassini is now a year into a secondary, extended mission, and still sending back mind-bending images that...

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Freakin' Einstein

It’s The Picture, Stupid

Thumbs-up to TechTV for their coverage of the entire MacWorld keynote [hereafter known as the 2002 Apple Lovefest]. Thumbs-down to TechTV commentator and long-time PC columnist John C. Dvorak for whining afterward about Steve Jobs’ extensive demonstrations of...

Coffee Unwrapped: Sigh

Well… Coffee Unwrapped was pretty much a bust. The host was irritating, and the show’s coverage was pretty weak, and all too often inaccurate. My FoodTV evening would have been a complete waste of time were it not for the surprisingly good showing of Keith...

Must-see TV…

Must-see TV…Tonight on FoodTV’s Unwrapped: Coffee. That’s 9pm EST, 8pm CST, etc. etc.

Tech TV Tivos MacWorld

TechTV is covering the keynote of Steve Jobs from MacWorld, where the *really big* new thing is to be announced. They just cut to a commercial but assured viewers there was no chance they’d miss the big announcement, because… “We’re Tivo-ing...

Taste, taste, taste

You’d think I would have learned by now…I build a mental model of the blend I want to create. I know the profiles of the beans that I’m building with — this one’s got body out the wazoo, and a soft, tannic finish; that one’s got a...

The Blending Habit

Much of my home-roasted coffee lately finds its way into a blend of one kind or another. That’s not necessarily what I had in mind when I fired up the roaster. I wonder, is blending habit forming? It’s a neat bit of creation, certainly. Coaxing flavors out...

Decaf Roasting Tip…

Decaf Roasting Tip…If you’ve got to roast decaffeinated coffee [not for yourself, right? it’s for somebody else, sure!] you’ve probably learned that it roasts altogether different than a typical green coffee. Decaffeinated beans look...

Like a Kenyan… but pricier.

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to play Santa’s elf, leaving little, beribboned jars of just-roasted beans on neighbors’ doorsteps, ringing the bell and running away. Consequently the neighbor across the street [another Doug, but we call him Ed,...

No flavors for you…

“…there were rumors about some people who flavored coffee with potent liqueurs, but they were socialist hopheads who would ruin this nation with their daddy-os and their bongo drums and tinctured coffee. You want flavored coffee, go to Russia, and you know...

Happy New Year?

“On Jan. 1, 300 million people in 12 countries will start using some funny-looking money they have never seen before. Months later their old familiar bills and coins will buy them nothing. Many of these people will have only a vague idea of what is going on....

Happy 2002.

Happy 2002.I feel almost obligated to post some kind of year in review message. I’ll get over it. All in all, 2001 wasn’t a banner year, though in many ways it was important. I am, myself, far more interested in looking forward…. New Crop Papua New...

CoffeeGeek

It still wears a beta label but Mark Prince’s new site, CoffeeGeek, is online. It’s CoffeeKid on steroids, and bravely crosses the line into a semi-commercial offering. Mark and his team have assembled a cadre of subject matter experts and a nifty review...

In the Middles

Between Scylla and Charybdis is a cozy place.Driven indoors by the late but inevitable arrival of a Midwestern winter, and routed out of the house by the keening wail of the smoke alarms [not to mention the deploring looks of both wife and golden retriever] I find...

10 True Things

Ya just gotta love these guyz…If you read nothing else on the Web today, read this: 10 things Google has found to be true. Can it really be just that simple? Yes. Absolutely, yes. -Link lifted from Christina at elegant...

Whither the Great Colombian

So what’s the deal with Colombian coffee?Juan Valdez notwithstanding, I just don’t get it. I’ve tasted some great coffees that claimed to be Colombian. Despite my best efforts, I’ve yet to roast one, though I’ve tried a goodly number of...
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