January 2018

Wall of Knowledge

by carbonboy on January 20, 2018

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I started going through a 1000 books I collected over the decades, planning to discard most of them. What the hell, I’ll just pack them up – they might come in as handy someday.


The $37,900 Carbon Fiber Bathtub

by carbonboy on January 17, 2018

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Photo credit – Alvarae Design Studios I might be violating copyright here, but so few visit this site, I will risk it. Without question this is a cool product, but it has the two flaws that I want to avoid: ridiculously high price offered by famous design house. Clearly there’s a market for this stuff, and […]


Halt and be Reborn

by carbonboy on January 14, 2018

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I’m a sucker for skillful writing. I’m slow these days – I have no idea what’s hot & not regarding film, art or music. I no longer care, and just wish to dabble. Currently my brain is juxtaposing “Halt and Catch Fire” on Netflix with the novel “Rebirth” on my iPad. It’s an interesting mix! […]


Homemade Pizza – from C- to C+

by carbonboy on January 7, 2018

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Well, there is no perfect “fast” pizza dough solution. For simple pizza, it takes 48-72 hours for the dough to be perfect (most of that time in the refrigerator). I didn’t believe that until today, but I made an inferior pizza, but still is 99% better than anything locally here in Southern Maryland. Next time […]


From 6 to 60

by carbonboy on January 7, 2018

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Piney Point endured the worst of the big freeze early this morning with a low of 6 degrees F! By Friday we will peak at 60. Clearly that won’t last, but it is reassuring. I now recall why I chose to leave Wisconsin some 40 years ago. Plans are in place to re-launch my start-up […]


Surviving the “Bomb Cyclone” in Style

by carbonboy on January 4, 2018

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Sleep in, set the thermostat at 72 F. Relish in the fact that you went shopping for supplies yesterday. Cook a great seafood omelet for breakfast. Be happy you have a personal assistant that can shovel the snow. Cook a great healthy chicken curry dish with the supplies on hand. Crack open an exceptional wine […]


Time to Clean Out the Laundry Room

by carbonboy on January 1, 2018

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That’s it – I am done – I am moving out of Maryland for good. This is nothing compared to the Midwest or Northeast – but it is frozen hell. Like Amazon, I am searching the country for my new headquarters. I wish it could be on coastal California, but the cost and homeless population […]