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A couple months ago I had a craving for a flat white, an espresso and milk drink that is popular in Australia and New Zealand. I’ve only visited each of those countries once, but quickly latched onto the flat white as my “go to” drink there. But many cafes in the US don’t make them,… Continue reading flat whites of Denver
I think I’ve worked for about a dozen companies in my lifetime, and my new employer is the first one of those that gave me Election Day off work as a paid holiday.
It’s done. I just deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts. It was fun for a few years, but the relationship turned sour after one of us started lying to the other, then pretended to take steps to improve but just kept lying. Separation took a few months of planning and preparation. Here’s the blog post… Continue reading goodbye and good riddance, Facebook, Inc.
I’m gonna explain an easy thing you can do to reduce your risk of being a victim of credit card fraud. I first read about this trick a few years back, and started doing it myself. I can say from first-hand experience that it works. The Two Card Approach The basic idea is this: Get… Continue reading how to reduce your risk of credit card fraud
Since this past spring, I’ve been working to arrange composting at my condominium complex. And this week it starts to pay off. Denver Compost Collective is an organization that collects food waste from apartment dwellers and takes it to their large scale composting facility. Then they give the resulting “black gold” to a local urban… Continue reading mile high composting and voting
Earlier this week I learned about a recall of MacBook Pro computers from 2015. So I went here to read more: https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall And I learned that my personal laptop is part of the recall! I wonder if they were going to proactively contact me, since Apple know that computer belongs to me and where to… Continue reading MacBook Pro battery recall
Someone has made 12 fraudulent charges on one of my Visa credit cards since May 31, including buying 6 airline tickets on Allegiant Air, renting U-Haul trucks several times, and staying in a couple hotels. Now, of course, the bank has canceled my card and are sending me a new one that’ll arrive Monday or… Continue reading credit card blues
Angeles City in central Luzon (Philippines) was a unique stop on our travels. It was the only place where we had local friends. In particular, Robert and Mel, formerly of Boulder, Colorado, now live there again. This is where they met and married long ago. They lived here in the 1970s, and now again in… Continue reading Imerex Plaza Hotel – bad management, poorly built rooms, but nice art
I bought a couple TSA-compatible luggage locks from Amazon. My plan was to use this on my new eBags TLS Workstation Laptop Backpack to secure my laptop and other stuff during our travels through Asia later this year. Unrelated to this, I also couldn’t remember the combination to one of my suitcases that also has… Continue reading don’t trust this TSA-compatible lock to protect you from anything but moronic zombies