September 30th, 2002

silly

Our Daily Joe

I was brewing up my morning coffee - Jamaican Blue Mountain, in a cafetiere - and heating up a mug of milk, and I started to think. About all the different ways our friends make coffee and the long discussions about it. Blue Mountain or Lavazza Super Oro? Nespresso or Orchestro? Steam pressure or boiling water? Grind your beans by hand, in a special grinder or leave it to the machine? Milk or cream? There are almost religious disagreements about the best way to make coffee and I’ve seen some bitter arguments tear communities apart. I’ve seen it before I thought.
It’s crema versus crema.
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    mischievous mischievous
full steam ahead

what a lovely phrase

from Ray Ozzie's blog (where I looked for a way to get in touch with someone at Groove who will come back to me with comments for an article I'm writing as the pr@ email isn't pr@oducing anything yet) - Perp-to-Perp network legislation, and by extrapolation Perp-to-Perp networking

Language at its best: catchy, amusing and pithy with a whole weight of associations and freight of assumptions wrapped up in it. The funniest modern coinages are often some kind of protest at the burdens of a world that lets technology bend us around it and not vice versa - voice jail, mouse potato. If we can't fix it at least we name it, shame it and get a smirk out of it.
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    amused amused
calli_squirm

neoprene laptop cases

Anyone know any good sources for neoprene laptop cases? My gorgeous new Portégé 2000 is just too prone to showing scuffs and wear on the case...
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    protective
silly

Arrrh! Yo-ho!

Your pirate name is:
Captain Mary Flint

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!
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    piratical