Checkin Crown City Loan and Jewelry

Checked into Crown City Loan and Jewelry

I don’t think I’ve ever been in a pawn shop but had to stop when I saw a TRS 80 in the window.

Checkin Cross Campus Old Pasadena

Listening to Michael Culhane’s talk at the Innovate Friday coffee meetup. He’s talking about “Building a Blockchain based Business and funding it via a TGE.” Interesting talk, but a bit too congratulatory about blockchain potentials with no discussion about many of its downsides.

Checkin City of Pasadena Schoolhouse Garage

Checked into City of Pasadena Schoolhouse Garage

Enjoying the pretty flowers on my way over to Michael Culhane’s talk “Building a Blockchain based Business and funding it via a TGE”.

It’s not the bigger Twitter quit I’ve been debating for a while, but I’ve just taken the intermediate step of removing the Twitter app and its notifications from my phone. I’m going to be using a handful of feed readers to more purposefully consume curated content in the coming year.

I’ll still syndicate content into Twitter and can use my own website to receive @mentions, comments, and likes, so I won’t really be going anywhere. But I will be leaving behind a lot of the curation, maintenance, poor trained/engrained behaviors, as well as a lot of content that really isn’t doing me much good.

In particular, leaving behind a lot of the toxic content makes me feel lighter and happier already.

h/t Richard MacManus and Jonathan LaCour in the past few hours among many, many others in the near past.

Given Livefyre‘s origin as a commenting platform along the lines of Disqus and Intense Debate, this photo of their current offerings from Adobe makes it sound a lot like what the Webmention Open Spec does for my WordPress-based website.

️ Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold, Francisco Migoya

Wished for Modernist Bread (The Cooking Lab)
Modernist Bread: The Art and Science is a revolutionary new understanding of one of the most important staples of the human diet. Created by the team that published the award-winning Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, this massive treasury of practical knowledge and groundbreaking techniques captures over four years of independent research and collaborations with leading industry professionals; the result is the most in-depth look at bread to date. Stunning photography brings the complete story of bread to life across five volumes—uncover its incredible history, loaves from every corner of the world, and the breath-taking beauty of scientific phenomena at work above and below the crust. In addition, you will discover innovative recipes and techniques developed by the Modernist Cuisine team that have not been published anywhere else. Housed in a sleek stainless steel case, this five-volume set contains more than 1,500 traditional and avant-garde recipes, as well as a wire-bound kitchen manual so that you can easily bring all of the recipes into the kitchen in one compact collection. Spanning over 2,300 pages, Modernist Bread will become an invaluable resource for anyone who has a thirst for knowledge about bread or wants to advance their craft. This book is a call to arms for any baker—whether you are a strict traditionalist, avid modernist, home baker, restaurant chef, or an artisanal baker—to embrace the possibilities of invention and follow your inspiration to make breads in your own way. The Modernist Cuisine team is an interdisciplinary group in Bellevue, Washington, founded by Nathan Myhrvold. The team comprises scientists, research and development chefs, a full editorial and photography department, and business and marketing staff—all dedicated to advancing the science of the culinary arts through creativity and experimentation.

I thought McGee’s 60 page synopsis of milk was interesting, but how is this to compare to a $520.00 treatise on bread that spans over 2,600 pages?

I’m thinking this would be an awesome Christmas present!! Hint, Hint

Checkin Dunsmore Park

Checked into Dunsmore Park

A wonderfully clear day given how close the Creek Fire is.

Took a walk while listening to the Modernist Breadcrumb podcast. Picked up a scrapbook of papers that “Mia” mislaid all over the park.

📺 “The Big Bang Theory” The Tesla Recoil, Season 11 Episode 8

Watched "The Big Bang Theory" The Tesla Recoil, Season 11 Episode 8 from CBS
Directed by Anthony Rich. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. Howard and Leonard become upset after they discover that Sheldon has been working with the military without telling them; Bernadette asks Raj to investigate her suspicions that Ruchi is attempting to take her job away from her.

Not as good an episode as usual. Some of the Kripke part was funny, but overall there was just too much pettiness and not enough comedy here.

📺 “The Big Bang Theory” The Geology Methodology

Watched "The Big Bang Theory" The Geology Methodology, Season 11 Episode 7 from CBS
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. Bert asks Sheldon to collaborate on a project with him, Sheldon becomes dubious others finding out because he thinks geology is beneath him. Raj begins dating Bernadette's Indian coworker.

a nice little episode–you’ve gotta love Bert

Checkin CVS/pharmacy

Checked into CVS/pharmacy

Most weeks after class, I have little if any cash to pay for parking, so I stop in here to pick up a snack and to get some cash. This week it’s a Cadbury Caramello snack for the road.