March 31, 2008

naked teddy bear

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March 28, 2008

Cloverbucks - Diner’s Journal - Dining & Wine - New York Times Blog

"So, in essence, cafes that have been using Clovers and the CloverNet have been helping to document and codify a body of knowledge about how the machine, which really is a new bit of technology, functions and performs.

They helped the company compile data about sales, about how the machines are holding up in the field and which specific times, doses and temperatures showcased individual coffees best. Now that information is something that Starbucks a direct competitor to every small cafe in the country has ownership of, and soon it will no longer be available to original Clover users. "

Whoa, that turns the Starbucks Clover acquisition more than a few shades more diabolical... Ultimately I hope it'll work out well for all parties, Starbucks still (or no longer in some cases) can't make good espresso so the indie market has a huge market space. Meanwhile if Starbucks starts making some decent lighter roasts for their new Clovers then coffee quality rises across the country.

The big question remaining is whether someone steps up and creates a Clover competitor for the indie market. Without it there is a nasty gap in the market. It's doubtful Starbucks will be able to brew the uberpremium stuff that places like Intelligencia & Grumpy are producing, and the indies that can do it won't be able to get the machines to do the style.

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March 25, 2008

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March 20, 2008

Hillary's Nasty Pastorate yikes, it's a bit weak on details but if true, fuck Hillary, she truly is a monster...

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Modernista!

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March 19, 2008

Eater: EaterWire Coffee Edition: Starbucks Acquires All Clover Coffee Systems Probably doesn't mean much to most people reading this, but in the coffee world this is WOW! First thought is this sucks, although it does mean coffee should improve at Starbucks. Just can't believe they'll be doing the Clovers justice though, and if no one else can get them that's just shitty..

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March 14, 2008

Taiwans Solution to Traffic Accidents - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog Interesting data on those countdown traffic lights, apparently ones that count down on green increase accident rates, while those that countdown on red decrease accident rates.

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March 12, 2008

Riddim

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March 11, 2008

March 10, 2008

Algebraic Surfaces Gallery

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March 05, 2008

7th Kilometer Market

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FOXNews.com - Can Hillary Clinton Come Back? Karl Rove Handicaps Her Chances on Super Tuesday II -, Karl Rove of all people agrees with my theory that a long primary might actually be good for the Democrats.

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