Daddy In The Kitchen

I like to cook.  I like to blog.  And now, the twain have met.  Meet Daddy In The Kitchen (DITK).

This was a long time coming because I wanted to make sure it was executed properly.  I'm still not sure it is.  Web 2.0 is a fuzzy place.  Some might say that is by design, but I think it's due to a lack of design.  To put a finer point on it, I think our design sense--as a society, or at least as an industry--hasn't caught up with the technology.  It's like handing a cave man a piece of canvas stretched on a wooden frame.  Will he know what to do with it?  Yes, eventually.

How to make your text look good

I'm in love with this blog called Shady Characters by Keith Houston.  It delves into the history of punctuation marks, and the result is drama, political intruige, and passion.  Think The Da Vinci Code for the ampersand.

10 Tips for Flying with Kids

A friend of mine recently asked for my advice re. flying with his two small children.  Yelena & I have flown with Nathan quite a few times, either alone or together, on different airlines, to different places around the world.  Here are our top 10 tips on making it an easy flight:

(1) Many airports have a separate line for families with young children. Rock it.  (SFO does; SAN does not.)

What is an Entrepreneur?

What is an entrepreneur?  I'm sure you're already cooking up a response in your head.  Well, try this on for size:

 Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.

SOPA Blackout: Its Consequences

So, a lot of websites, including Wikipedia, are blacking themselves out today to protest SOPA.  Apparently someone has decided to take the protest one step further: instead of just imagining life without Wikipedia (because it's blacked out because of SOPA), some people are acting it out.  I'm seeing a bunch of Twitter hashtags for #factswithoutwikipedia.  Here's the best of the lot:

Alcatraz: First Look

For once, I'm not talking about the island; I'm talking about the new show. The premise: In 1963 the prison closed and all the prisoners were transfered. "Only, that's not what happened." Now, they're coming back, and the team dedicated to finding them is made up of one corrections officer, one inexperienced-yet-plucky cop, and an overweight comic book nerd.

Thank You Comcast

It seems like this is becoming a common refrain on the internet.  Let me preface it by saying that they're still better than AT&T DSL - I canceled that shit after one week, and I've been putting up with Comcast for over two years now.  But I'm getting more and more sick of their abysmal customer service.

Passing the Uncanny Valley?

A recent review of the new Tintin movie claims that we have finally passed the Uncanny Valley, and thus a whole new vista of hyper-real animation is open to us.  I'm not convinced.

Art Imitates Art

Credit to Jason Kottke for letting me know about this: apparently it's a thing to make photographs that imitate famous paintings.  Here's an example:


Remembering the Jewish Spring

I've previously blogged about the true story behind Hanukah.  To recap: it had nothing to do with oil in the lamp.  That was made up by rabbis hundreds of years later, in a deliberate attempt to water down the true message of the holiday.


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