January 17, 2022

The Year of Purple Lawn Furniture is Back in Digital Print

After a 20 year hiatus my little electronic book of poems is back. First published in 2000, this volume has always been digital, but some of the formats the book was originally published in are defunct, as are the operating systems and devices they were designed for (like Palm and Symbian). Sites where the book was originally posted are gone as well.

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Culture
January 8, 2022

Recipe Hack: Kikkoman Hot-and-Sour, Egg-Flower Soup

Egg flower soup is simple to make and an impressive-looking light meal. It’s not all that hot. Or sour. But it’s cheap: All ingredients for 2 ½ cups of soup cost less than $2.

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Food Recipes
January 8, 2022

Recipe: Crispy Noodles

The crispy noodles that accompany your soup at an Asian restaurant are easy to make and taste incredible when fresh. If you’ve bought them packaged in the store, you know how (bland and sometimes rancid) they can taste after sitting on a shelf for months. You just need one ingredient that’s available at most groceries or any Asian store and oil for frying.

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Food Recipes
December 10, 2021

How to Create Slow-Motion, Blowing-Leaf Videos

This video of leaves blowing in slow motion was created by strapping my iPhone onto the snoot of a leave blower. It’s a simple effect that required minimal equipment. Here’s how to do it:

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Video
December 6, 2021

How to Take Impressionist Blurs with your iPhone and Pro Camera by Moment

Intentionally blurring an image is a highly emotive technique. Your iPhone can take a rapid-fire succession of hundreds of images of a scene while the camera is moving and combine them into one. I’ve covered mounting your iPhone on a tripod and using this technique for cloud blurs, but this article will show you expressive handheld techniques that give you results Claude Monet would be proud of.

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Photography
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