Jean Sibelius - Valse triste (Allegro Non Troppo) on Vimeo
videos, cats, and sad
6 days ago
Confession: this video makes me cry every time I think about it too much, let alone watch it.
Spokeo - Scary Bad & How to Opt Out
privacy, scary, spokeo, identity_theft, stalkers, and safety
12 days ago
Removing yourself from Spokeo's creepster listings is super annoying because it's a constant thing. You will likely have one entry for every place you've ever lived for the past 20 years, and will have to remove each one separately. Also, you can only remove about five listings a day before hitting their rate limiting.
Lessons from farmers: What I learned about cooking — and about respect
via:summer_tomato, inspiration, food, farms, and cooking
14 days ago
"The lesson is that you have to respect everything. Respect the sacrifice of the pig and the chicken. Respect the short window of availability for a worthwhile tomato. Respect a few perfect ingredients by staying out of their way. And respect the time and effort it took someone to grow each and every beet."
Quick Tip: How to Tell When Oil is Hot
cooking, howto, and oil
14 days ago
"The problem with adding raw ingredients to under-heated oil is that the food will absorb the oil instead of cooking, and you'll end up with a greasy final dish."