October 9, 2014
October Coffee Survey: Participant Breakdown

Number of survey participants by years of experience in the coffee industry.

Sometime last week I sent out a link to a 12 question survey that asked participants to assign values to the importance of various aspects of the coffee shop experience.

There were 43 responses, only 13 of which were from non-coffee-industry folk.

Given that the link was distributed either via Twitter or through coffee industry acquaintances and friends, we are already dealing with a biased sample - but hey, it was quick and free.

This sample, however, must only be considered representative of a tiny subset of the coffee-shop-visiting population.

August 31, 2014
Depero

Depero

(Source: thebroadstreetkitchen)

March 9, 2014

Pike.

February 12, 2014

January 28, 2014

freshtoil:

youmightfindyourself:

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity

Evidence that cooking is at least as dumb/brilliant as writing

January 14, 2014
billstrickland:

From Henry Miller on Writing, which also has what he calls his his Daily Program:

MORNINGS
If groggy, type notes and allocate, as stimulus.
If in fine fettle, write.

AFTERNOONS
Work on section in hand, following plan of section scrupulously. No intrusions, no diversions. Write to finish one section at a time, for good and all.

EVENINGS
See friends. Read in cafés.
Explore unfamiliar sections — on foot if wet, on bicycle if dry.
Write, if in mood, but only on Minor program.
Paint if empty or tired.
Make Notes. Make Charts, Plans. Make corrections of MS.
Note: Allow sufficient time during daylight to make an occasional visit to museums or an occasional sketch or an occasional bike ride. Sketch in cafés and trains and streets. Cut the movies! Library for references once a week.

Reblog for later reference.

billstrickland:

From Henry Miller on Writing, which also has what he calls his his Daily Program:

MORNINGS
If groggy, type notes and allocate, as stimulus.
If in fine fettle, write.

AFTERNOONS
Work on section in hand, following plan of section scrupulously. No intrusions, no diversions. Write to finish one section at a time, for good and all.

EVENINGS
See friends. Read in cafés.
Explore unfamiliar sections — on foot if wet, on bicycle if dry.
Write, if in mood, but only on Minor program.
Paint if empty or tired.
Make Notes. Make Charts, Plans. Make corrections of MS.
Note: Allow sufficient time during daylight to make an occasional visit to museums or an occasional sketch or an occasional bike ride. Sketch in cafés and trains and streets. Cut the movies! Library for references once a week.

Reblog for later reference.

November 7, 2013

tdgs-rises-anew:

oldsmokey:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I’m buying this.

OMG, I love this kind of shit.

Well I know what I’m reading next.

(Source: thewritersramblings, via drdisgruntledphd)

October 17, 2013
"Suppose a relatively small group financed by a handful of billionaires (1) takes over state governments in order to redistrict, gerrymander, require voter IDs, purge voter rolls, and otherwise suppress the votes of the majority; (2) secretly bankrolls candidates for these safe seats who pledge to shrink and dismember the government; (3) then, once these candidates are elected, has them shut down the government in order to repeal or amend laws the plotters dislike; (4) then forces the nation to default on its debts and thereby throws the economy into a tailspin in order to get their way; and (5) runs a vast PR campaign to convince the American public of big lies about laws the plotters dislike or policies they seek. Would you call this an attempted coup d’etat? If not, what would you call it? And what would you do about it?"

Robert Reich (via azspot)

(via ghostwheelie)

October 16, 2013
ANALYSIS OF 250,000 GEOTAGGED TWEETS FROM CHICAGO

This is the coolest. And slightly depressing.

August 10, 2013
We bought a drill and an impact driver today so we could hang this.

We bought a drill and an impact driver today so we could hang this.