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Archive for September 20th, 2017

Plant question

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The Wife and I had our final Monterey meal at the Monterey Cookhouse, and just outside the window was a plant with this fruit:

Anyone know what that is?

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20 September 2017 at 8:07 pm

Posted in Daily life, Science

Apartment cleaned, keys left, and tomorrow we drive to airport

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Our flight is Friday morning and we’ll be in our new, furniture-less apartment by late afternoon. New mattresses have been delivered, so we’ll have a place to sleep.

Moving is exhausting, but soon we’ll have been moved.

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20 September 2017 at 4:42 pm

Posted in Daily life

Kevin Drum has several excellent posts today

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Written by LeisureGuy

20 September 2017 at 4:41 pm

Change-of-pace shave: Edwin Jagger synthetic, Nancy Boy Signature shaving cream, Baili BR171

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Still Esbjerg aftershave gel, though. I got a really terrific shave, and I think Nancy Boy Signature is by far the best shaving cream I’ve ever used: absolutely wonderful. You owe it to yourself to try it. Their other shaving creams are good, but the Signature fragrance is special. Highly recommended, as is the Baili BR171, which delivered an effortless, smooth, trouble-free shave. A dot of Esbjerg, and I’m ready for the day. Big event: apartment cleaning…

Written by LeisureGuy

20 September 2017 at 7:59 am

Posted in Shaving

New and better pen light with a 0.5-lumen beam

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For some years I have used Preon2 pen lights. Elderly eyes require more photons, and in looking for things in shadowed shelves or reading menus in dark restaurants and such like, having a pen light on hand makes a big difference. However, the Preon2 switch (a click switch on top of the pen) are prone to failure, and I finally got fed up.

I ordered a ThorFire PF04 Pen Light, which like the Preon2 has three light levels—low, medium, high—that you can select by partially depressing the switch to cycle through the options. For the ThorFire, the low level is just 0.5 lumen (“moonlight mode”), which turns out to be great for moving around in a dark apartment: enough light for dark-adapted eyes to see, but low enough not to affect night vision. I’m surprised how much I like it and how useful it is.

The other two levels put out much more light: 50 lumens and 210 lumens. The switch is clearly sturdy with a stronger spring than in the Preon2, I think it will last longer. It’s made of aircraft aluminum, so it’s lightweight. $17 from Amazon.

Written by LeisureGuy

20 September 2017 at 6:54 am

Posted in Daily life, Techie toys

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