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I have been here blogging on and off for since 2001.

Lately, I’ve been in the off mode. Life has been busy the last six years. Raising kids, changing jobs, and dealing with the general curveballs life throws. Times for carefree thought are rare. When an opportunity presents itself, it is almost always limited to what you can do on your iPhone. So posting an Instrgram photo, sharing my status on Facebook, or reblogging on Tumblr is almost only what can be done.

There is an opportunity here.

I have often been depressed looking at this space, where my blog would reside, and see it going unused. I still go to my Tumblr. I go to my Instagram. My Facebook. I use the web of services and tools that pervade my daily life.

This page will now be the launching pad, the hub, the Grand Central Terminal of my interweb life. A small snippet of a post or a photo that leads to other photos will be placed here. To access the main content, simply click the link after the posting.

ApplePay Broken?

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The crooks have not broken the secure encryption around Apple Pay’s fingerprint-activated wireless payment mechanism. Instead, they are setting up new iPhones with stolen personal information, and then calling banks to “provision” the victim’s card on the phone to use it to buy goods.

At first the article makes it seem like ApplePay on the device is broken. But it seems the human element involving the credit card companies is the problem here.

You’re Doing it Wrong – Scrambled Eggs

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One common mistake people make when cooking scrambled eggs is adding milk or cream. You may have been whisking your eggs with milk since you were a little kid, but we’re telling you now: It’s time to stop.

It may seem counterintuitive, but the addition of milk, cream or any other liquid for that matter, will actually make it more likely that your eggs will turn out dry. By thinning out the eggs, it’s easier to overcook them. Most importantly, the milk dilutes the taste of the eggs. It also screws with the texture, leaving the eggs slightly rubbery — and no one wants rubbery eggs. If you’re using good, farm fresh eggs, you don’t need anything except maybe a little salt and pepper to make them taste delicious. A little butter never hurt anyone, either.

I’m never sure how to take articles that tell you that you’ve been doing it wrong. You know the ones, like you’re eating this food wrong or using this tool wrong.

We have been making more and more scrambled eggs since the kids enjoy it this way. Me? I prefer a good over easy egg.

Goodbye Mr. Spock

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I was always felt great knowing I shared a birthday with Mr. Spock. As has been said on the interwebs today, he did live long and prosper.