Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
We swear the waiter was German, which would make his thick French accent a complete affectation, but the food here was phenomenal.
Also, the wine, Ramsay Pinot Noir, rocked. If you know where to pick up a bottle or two, let us know.
A Moleskine City Notebook. The combo of map, pocket to hold tickets, and notebook to jot down restaurants, etc, was perfect to navigate the city while we were on vacation this weekend. You are going to want a map in your pocket, so why not grab one of these and fill it with your trip plans a week or so before you leave?
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Apple is trying to innovate its way through the Great Recession, but only just: they shipped a workstation with Intel's latest and greatest chip a full month before Intel officially released the chip to other computer makers, but they tethered it to a neutered graphics card, so it is not clear what anyone would do with the $3000+ MacPro if they could actually afford one.
Microsoft, which doesn't actually make PCs, has answered with a campaign of their own: Settle for us.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Medical workers--by which they seem to mean physicians, physician's assistants, and others--helped the CIA torture prisoners at Gitmo. We are physicians, and we remember the oath we took: the physicians who took part in this should be stoned.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
It is an excellent question, and there really isn't a well-defined answer.
Some combination of negative economic growth, greater than 10% unemployment, and widespread destruction of durable assets for survival, ie, burning furniture for warmth, desperately selling the family land for cash, eating the milk cow--what else? And how to quantify?
Pricier than our usual fare at $25 a bottle, this wine rocked. It's a beautiful purple-red tooth stainer of a wine, but deceptively light on the nose. Then you sip and find it filling your mouth almost to the bursting point. This is some highly structured stuff, with a mix of black pepper and fresh blackberries on a background of moderate acidity. We drank a bottle on its own, but the acidity would be great with most any meal.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Went to ImprovBoston last night and saw this steaming pile of crap. When we think improv comedy, we think of 1) audience interaction and 2) comedy. This had neither. Worse, it amounted to little more than 4 people practicing their Irish accents on stage for an hour--and all of them still need more work.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Could airlines directly post any changes in departure time or expected delays to passengers' twitter accounts rather than announcing them at the gate area? In our experience, each such overhead announced spawns 200 phone calls that all sound roughly like this: "Hey sweetie. I'm at the gate now. We're supposed to be taking off at 7:20, but they just said we'll be delayed 20 minutes... Is that junior? Hey boy-o! Daddy'll call you when I land!... Oh, wait, they are making another announcement. Gotta go!"