What’s Nuts? Gelatin in Nuts

No matter how many blog posts I write and the topics I write about, the most visited page on this site is my post about gelatin in yogurt. Now I found an even more confounding mechanism for innocuous delivery of gelatin via another food that doesn’t need it – dry roasted peanuts. Yes, you read…

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Stupid Design I – Frigidaire Gallery Dishwasher

I’m hoping to start a series of articles on poorly designed stuff with this article after I noticed that this is the third time the problem has occurred. Our Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher, supposedly the quietest dishwasher in it’s class (what a joke) had it’s quiet pump die in the first few months and was replaced…

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Blockbuster by Mail Suckage after DISH Acquisition

If you notice I haven’t had much to complain about Blockbuster for a while. Discs have been coming to me fast, new releases were coming pretty quickly, often delivered to me on the day of release. But for the last few months things have been just bad. Everything that is relatively new is on some…

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Why have laptop displays gone to the dogs?

My 6 year old Thinkpad R51 finally died. It was a refurb then so in reality it is probably 7 years old. That reliability is why I always recommend Thinkpads. I replaced this a few weeks ago with a new T400. The new laptop looks jsut as good and seems just as sturdy but what…

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Photoshopped Real Estate Photos

Here goes my rant. As we have been passively looking for a new house we have found multiple occasions where real estate photos have been severly photoshopped. The photos were overly bright, very saturated and the photoshopping is plainly visible. We have even visited a couple of houses about a year ago just to see…

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