WSJ – Pension-Fund Adviser Urges No Votes Against Three on Tesla Board

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-fund-adviser-urges-no-votes-against-three-on-tesla-board-1525875876  I won't hide my disdain for Elon Musk  CtW Investment Group has encouraged Tesla sharholders to vote against three of the company's directors  Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk venture capitalist Antonio Gracias James Murdoch CtW works with union-sponsored pension funds CtW, which did something similar with Equifax last month (amusing…considering a prior CFO … Continue reading WSJ – Pension-Fund Adviser Urges No Votes Against Three on Tesla Board

MasterClass – Thomas Keller – Peeling Tomatos

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/thomas-keller-teaches-cooking-techniques/chapters/blanching-tomatoes/watch  Humans do not digest tomato skins Removing skins (peeling) them isn't necessary … but a level of refinement (to the tooth…texture) Bring large pot of water to boil … no need to salt Core tomato before dropping into boiling water (blanching - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanching_(cooking)) Have an ice water bath ready. Drop tomato into boiling water … Continue reading MasterClass – Thomas Keller – Peeling Tomatos

WSJ – The Easiest Place to Camp? On Top of Your Car

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-easiest-place-to-camp-on-top-of-your-car-1522861726  road trip still embodies that freedom so deeply rooted in our culture: uninhibited, spontaneous, independent lately more travelers are embracing an old-school solution with a twist: perching tents atop of vehicles instead of pitching them deep in the woods mini pop-up sleeping quarters are specifically designed to sit steadily on platforms anchored to the … Continue reading WSJ – The Easiest Place to Camp? On Top of Your Car

Washington Post – How to stop junk mail and save trees

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-stop-junk-mail-and-save-trees--and-your-sanity/2018/02/12/6000e4c4-05d9-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.c0086686314f  What a great set of info. Just tried doing the various opt-out items and will update this blog entry in a month or so to let folks know if it's worked  dmachoice.thedma.org - gives you the opportunity to say no to multiple categories of mail in one place: catalogues, credit offers, magazine offers and … Continue reading Washington Post – How to stop junk mail and save trees

WSJ – Outlook on Technologies and Other Trends to Watch for Federal Government 2018 – Deloitte

http://deloitte.wsj.com/cfo/2018/02/09/federal-cfo-technologies-and-other-trends-to-watch-federal-government-2018-outlook/  cognitive technologies—AI, computer vision algorithms and machine learning, etc.—will move from the hypothetical to the practical blockchain is on the precipice of an important shift from pilot to project - "the year of reckoning for blockchain initiatives." - many questions that governments need to address in order to get comfortable with blockchain - who … Continue reading WSJ – Outlook on Technologies and Other Trends to Watch for Federal Government 2018 – Deloitte