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Green Beans Are the Vegetable You're Forgetting to Grill

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They're charred and extra juicy. READ MORE...
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samuel
62 days ago
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Making a mental note here
Cambridge, Massachusetts
fxer
61 days ago
Huge fan of this recipe using high-heat searing on the stove. Man the beans turns out good 1-Pan Garlicky Green Beans with Slivered Almonds https://minimalistbaker.com/wprm_print/47206
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How a Silicon Valley dad designed the next generation of face mask

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Several years of development led to the adult Flo Mask in 2022, one of the most advanced elastomeric respirators ever made

Remember when everyone was experimenting with different kinds of cloth face mask designs back in 2020? For many, the frustration of mask wearing could be offset by the creative ways cloth masks were decoratively deployed.

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satadru
49 days ago
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Ordered.
New York, NY
samuel
64 days ago
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Fascinating that two sizes fit all nose bridges.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
peelman
60 days ago
for all our differences, it’s amazing how the human face is really just millions of subtleties imposed over the same template.
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jlvanderzwan
60 days ago
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I hope this (or any comfortable reusable mask, really) holds up in tests

Merging SDIFFSTORE and ZINTERSTORE into a single ZDIFFSTORE, thanks t…

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Merging SDIFFSTORE and ZINTERSTORE into a single ZDIFFSTORE, thanks to redis 6.2.0. Requires new docker image.
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samuel
72 days ago
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The cause of this evening's 60 seconds of downtime. If you notice anything funny about which unread stories show up, let me know. I cut the algorithm in half, and it's likely to lead to no changes apart from reduced DB latency.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
samuel
72 days ago
Looks like it WORKED
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New comment by dale_glass in "Feeling uncomfortable when leaving phone at home shouldn't be normal"

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Personally I find modern technology to be very liberating.

When I was a child, even going around my own city was a stressful thing. What if I get lost? What if I run out of money for the train? How do I know I got the bus in the right direction? (the darn things didn't announce stops at all).

The first times I traveled involved printing a stack of papers including names, addresses, and maps. Getting to a hotel in a country you've never been before and without having a good command of the local language is stressful.

With modern tech? It's all a breeze. I can find a route to anywhere, check if the place I'm going to is open, call for help if needed, find a bar/restaurant/hotel if something unplanned happens, talk to the people I'm going to meet, check on the status of my flight...

Yeah, I don't feel very comfortable without my phone precisely because it provides so much useful stuff that I don't have otherwise. And no, it's not because I've grown addicted to it, but because the discomfort that I already had before smartphones were a thing returns.

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samuel
84 days ago
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Kottke, on Sabbatical

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Jason Kottke, six weeks ago:

Does what I do here make a difference in other people’s lives? In my life? Is this still scratching the creative itch that it used to? And if not, what needs to change? Where does kottke.org end and Jason begin? Who am I without my work? Is the validation I get from the site healthy? Is having to be active on social media healthy? Is having to read the horrible news every day healthy? What else could I be doing here? What could I be doing somewhere else? What good is a blog without a thriving community of other blogs? I’ve tried thinking about these and many other questions while continuing my work here, but I haven’t made much progress; I need time away to gain perspective.

So. The plan, as it currently stands, is to take 5-6 months away from the site. I will not be posting anything new here. I won’t be publishing the newsletter. There won’t be a guest editor either — if someone else was publishing here, it would still be on my mind and I’m looking for total awayness here.

Six weeks in and I miss his words dearly, but I’m happy for him. They say you should hydrate before you get thirsty. I suspect the same is true for taking sabbaticals — you should take one before you know you need one. That’s hard to figure out, though.

A friend once asked me what’s been the longest stretch between posts on DF since I started. I told him the truth: I don’t know.

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samuel
99 days ago
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I feel it's important to take a step back every now and then, from anything I do, so that I can come back renewed. I periodically do that with NewsBlur and every time I come back I'm filled with a desire to build.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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‘Plant-Based’ Means Nothing Anymore, Apparently

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It’s no secret fast food chains and other food brands have been clamoring to cash in on the plant-based market, but the desire to promote offerings as plant-based is getting redundant and a bit desperate.

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samuel
102 days ago
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Article is claiming it's unnecessary to label a mac-and-cheese product as plant-based, which makes me wonder what the true motivation for this article is.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
kyleniemeyer
101 days ago
The author seems to forget that *everything* in the US has dairy and/or eggs in it, and so it is actually very useful to know when something does not
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