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June 13, 2024

Helpful Hints from joeeze: A Better Way To Dry Sweaty/Wet Gloves

Being dumb, I waited until we had a run of weather in the 90s with bright sunshine and 100% humidity to clean up the debris that's piled up in my yard and outside my house over the past couple years.

I looked out the window one morning and thought, "This place looks like a dump."

To put off having to deal with the unpleasantness of sweat running into my eyes and a lot of effort, I decided to first clean up inside the house, which was equally messy.

Vanta, my cat, has no problem with clutter — doh! — but when you find yourself sneezing from all the dust bunnies and shmutz on the floor every time you get down on your hands and knees to find something, you finally have to say "Enough!"

But I digress.

Long story short: watch the video up top, in which I demonstrate my longtime default supine/prone position sweaty work glove placement over a floor vent and the revolutionary breakthrough that vertically rotates them 90° onto their open ends and dries the outsides far faster, since both sides are now exposed to moving air from the vent.

As always, my guiding principle: how can I accomplish the most with the least effort?

June 13, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Spectacular 2,300-Year-Old Gold Ring Discovered in Jerusalem


From jns.org:

Discoveries at the site "are beginning to paint a new picture of the nature and stature of Jerusalem's inhabitants in the Early Hellenistic Period," said professor Yuval Gadot.

A gold ring dating from the early Hellenistic period set with a precious stone was recently found in the joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Tel Aviv University excavation in Jerusalem's City of David.

The 2,300-year-old ring was discovered by Tehiya Gangate, a City of David excavation team member.

"I was sifting earth... and suddenly saw something glitter," she recounted. "I immediately yelled, 'I found a ring, I found a ring!' Within seconds everyone gathered around me, and there was great excitement," she said, adding, "This is an emotionally moving find, not the kind you find every day."

The ring was manufactured by hammering thin pre-cut gold leaves onto a metal base. Stylistically it reflects the common fashion of the Persian and Early Hellenistic periods, dating from the late 4th to early 3rd century BCE and onwards.

Said Gadot, "Whereas in the past we found only a few structures and finds from this era, and thus most scholars assumed Jerusalem was then a small town, limited to the top of the southeastern slope ("City of David") and with relatively very few resources, these new finds tell a different story: The aggregate of revealed structures now constitute an entire neighborhood."

"They attest to both domestic and public buildings, and that the city extended from the hilltop westward. The character of the buildings — and now of course, the gold finds and other discoveries — display the city's healthy economy and even its elite status," he said.

"It certainly seems that the city's residents were open to the widespread Hellenistic style and influences prevalent also in the eastern Mediterranean Basin."

June 13, 2024 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

North Face x Kilim


When it appeared in 2010 it cost $300.

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That's $430 in today's money.

June 13, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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