What is this obsession modern designers have with turning rooms white? I can understand the desire to bring more light into a room. Some of these old homes have dark cave like rooms and could stand a bit more light. But by the time a designer 8s done with a space there isn’t a single nice dark set of shelves or rich dark colored wall. Instead everything is some shade of white or a pale cream or other pastel. No rich color is permitted in a design.
Even if you don't like a basket ingredient ignoring it or just putting it on the side is never a good option. Just watched an excellent chef get cut because of how he didn't handle a basket ingredient. Look Jeffery Zacharian said up front that yes the basket ingredient didn't fit with the offered plate. The thing is ... The contests challenge is to take the four basket ingredients and some how make them all work together.
The better your dish while fitting the four ingredients into your meal the better you meet the chopped sub game.
So I've been living with my new computer for the last 4 months since my old preferred computer died. [Yeah I finally got it fixed and running again but ..] So one of the things driving me nuts is that I can never find the mouse pointer. For whatever reason the screen seems highly washed out no matter what I did.
Today I finally remembered that you can change the mouse scheme. It is set under mouse of course and I changed it from the white that was washed out to black which stands out nicely against this computers screen. :p
Just another one of those windows things that drive me nuts.
So I was a bit amused to be watching "Building off the grid: Blue Sky". The person building the ranch talked about how Living and building off the grid is really just a throwback to how people used to live. My immediate thought was and there is a reason they went on the grid as soon as they could.
Mind you with the appropriate items you can provide yourself the benefits of being on the grid. You'll need solar, wind, maybe hydro, and likely a generator of one type or the other. Building a ranch in Montana is going to limit your power options. Ah found it, they use propane to run their generators. I figured it had to be some type of generator because of the various power tools and power usage I see in the show. While I'm certain they would definitely want that as back up I'm uncertain how the costs work out compared to running actual power out to the ranch house.
Additionally you need water purification and heating. Particularly in Montana.
I really miss the chopped judges discussion about the round.
So Amazon has broken their recommendations page. Clearly they are chasing the mobile app idea but clicking on recommendations went from being sort of useful to utterly sucking. Mind you if you drill down on recommendations you can make it work but still it frankly sucks big time. ::sigh::
I'm not really all that happy with the new board layout. Though I did find that I could see my friends pages in the old layout fairly well it still is taking some adjustment.
So I of course got "offered" the new itunes and I went ahead and downloaded it. Generally it seems to be improved over the previous vesion but when I synced my iPad 1 with it about 1800 of the books i had in my libary decided they didn't want to sync so after fighting with it for 2 hours I am now 737 books out of 1810 restored maybe. I'll have to open ibooks and see if the books have reappeaed.
::sigh:: Why is it the new and improved systems always are buggy?
Once upon a time Firefox was a good efficient browser. Now it has become bloated and slow. I was looking at it today with flash suppressed and it is taking 450K of RAM to run. Chrome on the other claw with the same addins running only takes 60K. WTF!