Monthly Archives: November 2006

Spanish rice — kinda El Cafe style

Okay, when I posted the enchilada recipe I said I might produce the Spanish rice recipe, so here it is. This is most definitely not the El Cafe recipe. I never made the rice there. But the taste is quite … Continue reading

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Kakuro plagiarism?

Have you tried Kakuro? If you find Sudoku too easy, Kakuro is an excellent way to amp up the difficulty factor. I get my daily dose from the Washington post, and occasionally from But this morning I noticed something … Continue reading

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El Cafe-style enchiladas

Someone found my post mentioning that I had the enchilada recipe from Seattle’s sadly defunct El Cafe, where I worked as a dishwasher and prep cook in the early 1980s. I don’t actually have a recipe, but I think I’ve … Continue reading

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An iDisk tip for Mac users

If you’re like me, you like your Mac because it “just works.” But what happens when it doesn’t “just work”? Admit it, it happens to you. Take just this morning: I needed to download a file from my iDisk. Already … Continue reading

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You know your blog is doing pretty well when…

… just asking your readers for the answer to a question is quicker and easier than Googling it.

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The truth—revealed!

The Onion’s Sunday Magazine had me virtually laughing out loud this morning!

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Why, oh why can’t we have paper ballots?

Ed Brayton has posted an astonishing list of the problems found in just one Ohio precinct. They include giving multiple individuals access to the same login to voting machines, so that it’s impossible to determine who’s had access to a … Continue reading

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Cognitive Daily: Was the move to ScienceBlogs worth it?

It’s been almost a year since Cognitive Daily moved from its original spot at to its current location on ScienceBlogs. So, was it worth it? On the one hand, we do get to say we’re “professional bloggers,” and we’re … Continue reading

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I got an email the other day asking to use one of the photos from this blog on a flyer advertising a community group meeting. I said sure, and the meeting organizer was kind enough to send me a copy … Continue reading

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