I love how light and portable this is. Not necessarily shown in the video, I can get some good rhythm and speed on this. I’m learning that these machines, more so than computer keyboards, really depend on the typist knowing proper typing technique to work at full speed.
I am hooked on watching Kenji Lopez-Alt’s Youtube channel. He’s doing a series called “Kenji’s Home Cooking” where he uses a GoPro, worn on a head-mount to give an overhead perspective, as he cooks and narrates through the steps. A few days ago he grilled bratwurst and sauerkraut, which inspired me to do the same. It’sContinue reading “Indulge those cravings”
I picked up another typewriter. With two typewriters, I suppose I can now call myself a “collector”? As I’m learning more about typewriters, I became curious on what a Korean typewriter looked like (with Hangul characters), and how they worked. This, as you can imagine, led me down a few rabbit holes. I found thisContinue reading “My Clover 302, made in Korea”
Had some leftover meatballs and marinara sauce, a sandwich roll, a GoPro, and a lot of time on my hands. Lunch! If I continue with videos like this, I need to 1) work on camera angles (and having different kinds) and, 2) really work on my editing skills. UPDATE: I re-edited and uploaded the video.Continue reading “Cooking video, first attempt”
I have had the Smith-Corona Clipper for a little over a week now. I have typed at least one page each day. As you can see, I’m still getting used to key placement and overall operation. It’s definitely a lot of fun to use. Look at those sausage fingers!
I noticed that the combination of the Clipper’s keys and my heavy-handed typing chews up the paper. I got into the habit of spooling a few sheets, behind the main sheet, to protect the paten. At least until I can train myself to be lighter on the keycaps.
Above is my birthday present to myself, a 1946 Smith-Corona Clipper. I ordered it online from someone in Tucson, AZ. It’s in pretty good working condition, though the “?” key has become disconnected— I suppose I can’t ask any questions until I can fix it. I chose it for the classic look of the blackContinue reading “A new project”
I did not receive any direct negative feedback for my use of the image on the blog, nor when I shared on social media but, I do want to acknowledge where the art and its message may have detracted from the main intent: to amplify the #blacklivesmatter movement. Please click through the artist’s Instagram postContinue reading “Regarding the image I used for Tuesday’s post”
Believe what you believe. I only ask that you participate in conversation, not rhetoric. And a reminder— one that I need as often as any of us— conversation means listening and thinking just as much, if not more than, speaking.
[Edited 6/5/2020: image removed]. Explanation here. Through this week, I am trying to be more aware of my own explicit and implicit biases. I am forcing myself to acknowledge how I benefit from and how I unintentionally encourage the broken parts of the system. I am learning which actions are meaningful and which are not.Continue reading
I want to try the breakfast sandwiches from Camellia Coffee but, until then, I suppose experimenting with making my own will have to do. Earlier this week we had two brioche-style buns (leftover from weekend burgers) and inspiration hit me… While cooking two chicken-apple sausage patties, I generously buttered and toasted the buns on the same griddle. SoContinue reading “This is just the (breakfast sandwich) beginning”
At 40 days the light deck is raised at the maximum. You can see how full the herbs grew out to be. There’s plenty to harvest (and use). As suspected, I enjoy having fresh cilantro readily available the most. Though the dill has been a very nice addition to our scrambled eggs, regularly.
The rosemary is still taking its time, which is fine. There’s no rush. I have been harvesting the dill (for scrambled eggs) regularly. So good. And the cilantro has come in handy for some tamales and burrito bowls. It’s really nice to be able to just pick what you want (and not have to buyContinue reading “AeroGarden herbs – Day 33”
I had to raise the light deck a couple times during the week. The dill and chives (as you can see) are skyrocketing upwards. The cilantro is filling out nicely. I may have to use some this week. Same with the Thai basil. You can see on the left that I started some green onionContinue reading “AeroGarden herbs – Day 26”