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Major site update to start implementing some of the changes outlined in
"Project Seeking42, Part 1":
revamp home page and archives,
remove "self improvement" category, add "arts and sciences",
add eclipse series, etc.
During the first month of keto-adaptation,
I experienced some dehydration, cramping, dizziness, weakness, and other
Recently, I experienced some vertigo after starting a strength training
I recently read an awesome article on
how to produce perfectly boiled eggs with clean-peeling shells.
The secret is to boil water (in a full pot or at the bottom of a steamer),
add cold eggs, then simmer or steam for 11 minutes.
In this installment, I'll discuss The Eating Academy,
the personal blog of Dr. Peter Attia.
Once you start reading the information-dense articles there, you will
indeed be in the deep end of the pool and, if you're like me, loving it.
It's 5/5, the Groundhog Day Resolutions
review day for May, so I thought it would be appropriate to write about the
"making of" the Seeking42 blog project, review its current state, and
think about the next phase.
The first time I ate a fresh artichoke, it had been cooked whole in a pot of
boiling water. It tasted fine but did not quite seem worth the effort,
especially since most of it was inedible, and it was so difficult to
remove the choke (the hairy inner core) to get to the heart.
In this installment, I'll talk about a few
references, tools, and techniques I have found useful.
I try to track my numbers daily, not because I'm obsessed with them, but
because it might help me understand what's going on when I introduce changes.
I've been on the look out for desserts that don't involve adding flour and
sugar, so when I saw an easy recipe for chocolate pots de creme on the Food
Network, I knew I had to try it.
Pot de creme is a smooth French dessert custard (literally "pot of cream").
I enjoyed watching Monday night's total lunar eclipse. For future
reference, I thought I should make a few notes on what to do when the
next one occurs.
First, go to the NASA eclipse site and look up details for the eclipse.
I saw this fascinating stop action animation on imgur, and the more I looked
into it the more amazed I became.
It was made by the Japanese tissue paper company Nepia.
(this article first appeared in our 2013 holiday newsletter)
At the end of September, we saw a launch of the SpaceX
Falcon 9 rocket as it sent a weather satellite into polar orbit from
Vandenberg Air Force Base.