The Hexar RF: What the Leica M7 Could Have Been
The Konica Hexar RF Camera – a rangefinder par excellence, but one I don’t use, and probably should sell.
The Dream of an Urban Farm Stand, Part 1
A hobby of sorts: driving along the country roads of the Vancouver Island Lower Peninsula, stopping and checking out many of the small farm stands we passed by. But not just Vancouver Island. I did it in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, the country roads of upstate Washington, and along the back roads of Oregon […]
I never sold anything in CoffeeGeek’s Forums
Never made a dime on CoffeeGeek Forums’ Buy and Sell section, and I regret it.
If you like sunflower oil for cooking etc, stock up.
If you like cooking with sunflower oil as much as I do, you should consider stocking up on it, and soon.
Become Your Own Soda Manufacturer
Stop paying $1 a litre for club soda, and more than 50 cents a liter to sodastream; discover home soda making for less than 2 cents a litre.
British Columbia introduces Vaccine Passport
British Columbia is bringing in a Vaccine Passport system for the province. It’s not perfect (it doesn’t include outdoor ticketed sports events, even those with up to 5,000 people or more, or include retail shopping or grocery stores), but it’s a good start. British Columbia has an excellent record of vaccinations. At last look, 85% […]
My One Claim to Internet Design Fame
Moblogs – the Precursor to Instagram
Anyone out there remember moblogs? It was a new service in 2003 provided by a company called TextAmerica that allowed you to upload, directly from your camera phone or mobile device, a photo that would be hosted on a website. All your photos would be hosted, one after the other. You could design the landing […]
Food Hack: Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
We do things a bit differently here at Spiffle! Where most blogs about food go into a long, rambly personal history with the product or dish, I’m going to save that for after the recipe, which we’re going to dive into right away. Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup Upgrade This upgrade on a condensed can of […]
Canned and Packaged Food Hacks
At our home, we try to avoid processed foods where we can. When we can’t (or have childhood memories for certain food types: for me, it’s things like Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Condensed Soup), I use my interest in understanding how food (and coffee works) to improve a product. I have several go tos, including the […]