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Nice dinner, feeling better

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I’ve been feeling a little down, but tonight feeling better. I bought a small (one-glass) bottle of sake and a small fillet of salmon. I sautéed some minced onion, Serrano pepper (one pepper), 3 cloves of garlic, about 1/4 cup celery in olive oil with some saffron threads (to be clear: all those were minced) for a while, then removed them from the (small, non-stick) skillet and added the salmon, skin side down. I put the veg back in on either side of salmon and over low heat cooked the salmon, covered, for 5 minute, turned it over and covered it again for 5 more minutes, then ate it with the sake: very nice. A bowl of grub provided the veg and starch. And I’m watching a movie.

Made fairly good progress through LastPass. Simply using it a lot helps to understand it. I will have a little cleaning up to do when I get through, but I’m now using it correctly without really understanding why: the old adaptive unconscious at work. The same thing happened when I started learning Forth (a very nifty programming language): I initially encountered all sorts of weird and difficult-to-understand errors, but then as I kept using it, those errors stopped happening, and I never (consciously) knew what was causing them: they just went away as I became more experienced—i.e., as my adaptive unconscious absorbed the lessons from what I was doing. The same sort of thing seems to be happening with Last Pass. Still, it’s a damned slow process, and I advise one not to set up too many Last Pass accounts, and when one is set up, to check it immediately to be sure that the URL it goes to is, for example, the actual log-in URL and not something in the shopping-cart area.

Nice to end the week feeling somewhat more upbeat.

I’ve decided what to do with the shaving soap surprise boxes. I’ll pack each box with a good mix of shaving stuff and seal the box, figure out a reasonable (i.e., heavily discounted) price for the boxes, and put them up for purchase. If someone orders a box, I take the box from the top of the stack and ship it, without really knowing what’s inside. — I just had a thought: perhaps a few boxes might include a razor (though not an expensive razor): like a Cracker Jack prize. It becomes the luck of the draw. You buy the box, and you might get a prize: all boxes go for the same price, which I’ll figure out when I see how many items the medium flat-rate boxes will hold. I’m sort of intrigued by the idea now: a true surprise box.

Written by Leisureguy

27 July 2012 at 8:01 pm

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I was somehow sure all that stuff would demand a box in the size of refrigerator…. So thats probably best solution!

    I will surely try to get one and hoping it will be filled with artisanal stuff! Joy of the anticipation… It will be like opening christmass present.

    Just awesome!



    27 July 2012 at 9:30 pm

  2. Sorry to hear you are down. Hope things perk up for you soon. You still working on the new edition of the book? You going to allow some people to order more than one box if/when you sell? I’d like to buy one or two for myself and some for friends getting started. Will you post on W_E when you decide to sell off your stuff?



    28 July 2012 at 8:04 pm

  3. Well, moods come and go. Part of the down was slogging through all my passwords and fixing them, an enormously tedious albeit important task. I hadn’t thought of multiple-box orders, but I don’t see why not. Good idea to post on WE when I move on that.

    Yeah, I’m still working on the book. It’s an enormous amount of work—it requires many more revisions than one expects. I spent tonight working on one section. But soon, I hope. I’d like to move on to doing some other things. I’ve been working on this edition for quite a while now.



    28 July 2012 at 9:16 pm

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