WSJ – Humans are Winning the Battle with Robots

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-race-between-humans-and-robots-humans-are-often-winning-1541092652  robots may speed production, but the machines require a substantial investment that risks being wasted if the economy slumps "We see in U.S. manufacturing a race between technology and human capital," Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom said car maker Tesla Inc. are racing to automate almost every process on the factory floor  many executives are reluctant to sink investments in … Continue reading WSJ – Humans are Winning the Battle with Robots

Wirecutter – Best Outdoor Security Camera

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wireless-outdoor-home-security-camera/?smid=nytcore-ios-share  testing 20 models in a variety of weather conditions picked the Nest Cam Outdoor as the best DIY outdoor Wi-Fi home security camera 1080p video two-way audio smart-home integration customizable activity zones weatherproof plug lack of a battery power supply will limit your placement options to areas within reach of an outlet or electrical cable you'll … Continue reading Wirecutter – Best Outdoor Security Camera

How to manage your limited oven space on Thanksgiving – WaPo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2018/11/19/how-to-cook-a-thanksgiving-feast-with-only-one-oven/?utm_term=.7c47e255b572  Not just a Thanksgiving issue (or xmas). Like most, with just one oven…how in the world to cook items needing different temps, etc??? … lol  "Winging it doesn't even work for experts," Get all your recipes in one place. Decide when you're going to eat and then work backward, grouping dishes that can cook … Continue reading How to manage your limited oven space on Thanksgiving – WaPo

Dutch Cook Book

http://www.fontaineuitgevers.nl/wp/dutch-cook-book/ Bought this while visiting the Maurithuis in the Hague. Looking for local food ideas. Many locals indicated nothing "interesting" to eat but after reading thru this I'd beg to differ.  Ham rolls with asparagus – ham, asparagus, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, boiled egg, parsley Russian salad – cold ham, mashed potatoes, vinegar, mayonnaise, beets, apple, … Continue reading Dutch Cook Book

WaPo – Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2018/06/04/why-your-asphalt-shingles-are-falling-apart/?utm_term=.8be19da088f4  As I'm not a chemist/chem-e, not sure whether to believe the solution suggested. However, after having spending multiple thousands of dollars a few years ago getting my roof re-done, food for thought  30-year-warranty asphalt shingles started to fall apart in nine years and suffered a catastrophic failure just a few years later  national association … Continue reading WaPo – Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

NYT – Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/smarter-living/knowing-when-to-quit.html   the saying: "Winners never quit, and quitters never win." What if quitting with intention can be a way to leap toward your goals?  "strategic quitting," free up more time, money and energy for the things that matter.  winners are smart quitters who quit often, like when they realize their current path and decisions cannot get them any … Continue reading NYT – Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead

NYT – Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/climate/recycling-landfills-plastic-papers.html I've always had my suspicions on recycling. Is it really treated differently, etc. Last year I caved in and asked my city to provide me with a recycling bin. I try to be careful on what I put in related to plastics, paper, etc. This article again raised flags. Cynically, if nothing else I … Continue reading NYT – Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not