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without theory, we're at sea without a sextant. If we can't see beyond what's close by, we're relying on chance -- on the currents of life -- to guide us. Good theory helps people steer to good decisions

Clayton M. Christensen

Brisket ... time for a BBQ

Jimmy Schmidt's Rattlesnake Ribs from The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. Take a look at those spices! I first cooked these in Arizona. I'm not sure that I really like the braising method anymore however.

iTunes software ... still junk after all these years!

I held off for years NOT downloading or using iTunes. But after I bought an iPad3 in 2012, I broke down and finally installed it and became a heavy user for podcasts (and stopped using gPodder). In a year and a half, I've had problems after most updates (at least 3) with my preferences being changed, ignored, deleted, etc. So my typical solution was to delay the iTune update. I wasn't thinking tonight and let the update run while I was cleaning up email. Once again burned! Now the iTunes control panel makes it look like all of my download podcasts are missing (the files are actually still on the hard drive ... at the moment!).

Is this a big problem? Just curious https://discussions.apple.com/message/23025238#23025238 8 pages of comments 11494 Views 112 Replies suggest that in the last month this is a typical problem.

What happened with that great Apple quality? Is has been missing from my iTunes experience. Is that a design concept only for Apple?

Amazon free shipping compared to NewEgg free shipping

Not much of a comparison. NewEgg.com wins hands down.

  1. order placed late Sunday 10/27
  2. NewEgg.com packages arrived Tuesday 10/29
  3. Amazon order hadn't shipped yet by Wednesday AM 10/30.
  4. Winner of the free shipping prize = NewEgg.com
  5. Loser of the free shipping prize = Amazon.com

Of course, if I paid for Amazon prime I would have received the package on Tuesday also. Just interesting to see how Amazon is very slow by comparison to another order placed at exactly the same time.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

Steve Jobs

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