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June 15, 2020

Kudos to Comcast

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Above, my current download speed.

It's been gradually increasing over the many years I've been a Comcast subscriber though my bill has remained pretty much the same.

I'm up to a third of a gig over my venerable copper wire.

There are some serious engineers in Comcast's skunkworks, is all I gotta say.

Of course, it helps that I finally retired my mid-2011 MacBook Air in favor of this fantastic 2020 iteration: download speed on the 2011 machine was 20-30 mps when I finally pulled the plug last week, with constant SBBOD popping up.

Also, the OS stopped being up upgradable at 10.13.6 : no Catalina.

The new MacBook Air is markedly smaller and lighter; has a wonderful Retina display (2560 x 1600) that puts the 2011's 1440 x 900 in the shade; has TrueTone, which noticeably enhances what's on the screen; delivers better audio; seems crisper in how it responds to the trackpad and mouse; and comes in a waycool Space Gray.

I bought the bottom of the 2020 line: $899 on sale at B & H.

Fantastic deal IMHO.

June 15, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Easy peasy pain relief for runners (and maybe walkers)


Some years ago — I'm talking last century — I discovered purely by happenstance that the plantar fasciitis I'd developed and been sidelined by for a week or so vanished when I tried running in a different brand of shoes than those I'd been wearing when the pain began.

Fast forward to two days ago when — after taking the previous two days off from running because of mild right knee pain under my patella — I recalled my long-ago experience and put on shoes other than my regular pair.

Voilà: five miles on my course out back and no pain during or afterwards.

You can too!

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Earlier this morning, putting together today's boj, I needed to find something in one of yesterday's posts.

As I scrolled down I came to the fortuitous juxtaposition up top.

June 15, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cantilever Flatware

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From the website:

Cantilever no-mess stainless steel flatware floats above the table, improving hygiene and reducing mess.

We rethought the angles of each piece to put a little distance between what touches food and what rests on the table.

Each utensil was designed to look beautiful, weighted to feel right, and tested to ensure it is pleasant to use.

Set of three pieces: fork, knife, and spoon.

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June 15, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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