plants, food

After a wonderful brunch at Qun Xui Tang of black sugar moji, tea cakes, xuimai, mushrooms, dried squid, edamame and bubble tea, Toma and I took the metro to the botanical gardens, marveling at the familiar houseplants now of gigantic proportion. Later we wandered the nearby lanes with combinations of ruined Japanese houses and ostentatious… Continue reading

living walls

Tom really enjoyed all the living walls you find throughout Taipei. Not only did they look great, but they cool the environment, and add moisture and oxygen to the air. And they take up very little space. I don’t even really need a wall just spacers sufficient to hold the pots.    No tags for… Continue reading


First stop after landing at 5:30am with little to no sleep on the 12 hour flight was to head to Wilbeck Coffee, which is my personal world favorite. Kevin roasts the beans in a little copper roaster almost one bean at a time, and the steam milk is a close cousin to whipped cream. Then… Continue reading

startup chime

Lot’s of info online that repeats the same erroneous information, so let’s be clear:

To disable the startup chime on mac os x, including yosemite etc., enter the following on the command line:

sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%00

Notice that the volume percent is 00 (and not 80 as keeps being reported).


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