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Aug 7, 2021

Improving the air in my place

Improving the air in my place

I have lived in a few places around the world, but nowhere have I encountered so much dust than since I moved to Vancouver. I have lived downtown Toronto with lots of cars

Jul 20, 2021

Chillhop Summer Essentials 2021

Chillhop Summer Essentials 2021

Waaay late on this one. The album actually got released at the beginning of June and has been on rotation quite a bit. But with the hotter days now really arriving, time for

Jun 14, 2021

How grifters "debate"

How grifters "debate"

This is an interesting "debate" by Patrick Gunnels and Dr. Wilson. Gunnels is one of the people who has been identified as being responsible for the majority of COVID-19 misinformation on the net.

May 27, 2021

Vaccines: A Measured Response

Vaccines: A Measured Response

I have been following the anti-vaxx movement probably for more than a decade now. It is interesting how it morphs and changes the narrative. This video is a pretty good summary on how

May 25, 2021

Coffee Chronicles - Bonus

Coffee Chronicles - Bonus

Rook Coffee Website The BeansThey are quite a bit larger than most of the beans in the other tastings. Also much lighter. To be fair I do not know when they were roasted

May 24, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 024

Coffee Chronicles 024

"Official" tasting notes and background information. The BeansFor the final version, once again, no aroma off of the beans. The beans themselves are small again, hinting at a higher elevation growth. Even after

May 23, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 023

Coffee Chronicles 023

"Official" tasting notes and background information. The BeansSmall beans again, hinting at higher elevation. Like pretty much all of this week I am not getting any aroma off of the beans. Brewing Method

May 22, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 022

Coffee Chronicles 022

"Official" tasting notes and background information. The BeansAverage sized beans, once again I am not getting any aroma off of the beans or the grind. Brewing Method AeroPressI am following James Hoffman's "The

May 21, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 021

Coffee Chronicles 021

"Official" tasting notes and background information. The BeansThis appears to be a blend of two different beans, some really small and some larger ones. I am not really getty any aroma off of

May 20, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 020

Coffee Chronicles 020

"Official" tasting notes and background information. The BeansThe beans are large, with a wonderful milk chocolate colouring. I am getting a very light hint of chocolate off of them when inhaling. Curious to