Wow. I was giggling and biting my lower lip from start to finish, completely captivated.
From their first nervous feet shuffles, awkward approaches, and soft, hesitant grazing of faces, all the way through the building passion, twisted up embraces, and complete loss of time and space as they got lost in each other, then finally to the sweet bashful laughter as they broke apart and collected themselves, embarrassed and unsure of how to cradle the newly birthed intimacy between them.
What a glorious, delicious experiment. <3
I've been writing in Draft (https://draftin.com/about) lately. It's a minimalist writing tool, more editor than word processor. It's like 750words.com rather than Microsoft Word in that it facilitates writing not formatting. If you write, try Draft. I was using https://editorially.com, but they're shutting down and Draft is a better implementation though not as pretty.
I want technology to get out of the way. That's why I like Google Now and my Chromebook. I've written with Google Docs since it was Writely, but it can be distracting.
Draft's minimalism is its power. Don't mistake features for power.
One feature of Draft's is actually crippling, in good ways. Hemingway Mode disables backspace and the ability to mouse back. It makes my machine a typewriter. I fix typos later. This kind of crippling tool can be useful. It gets me thinking in different ways.
I haven't yet paid Nate Kontny. He allows free use but encourages subscribing. I probably will this weekend. I'm not sure yet, but I'm pretty damn close.
And there's a Chrome extension to allow typing things like this Google+ post in Draft and then have it slapped into G+ automagically. Cool stuff.
I get the convenience of pouring in a bit of water, snapping a plastic cup into the thing and getting coffee in seconds. I understand that many people feel as though they don't have time in the morning to make a good cup of coffee. What I don't get is that it's worthwhile to substitute a bad cup of coffee for a good one for in order to save a few minutes. (I don't get the waste of the operation or its cost either, but those are side issues.)
The big news today seems to be the Keurig will be installing some kind of DRM on their machines or cups. Whatever. I think that all bad coffee should be heavily patented and protected. That way fewer people will be tempted by it.
This weekend, my wife and a friend watched as I made a cup of coffee in a small french press I use. I ground the coffee with my hand grinder while the water boiled in the kettle. I let the boiled water warm the press carafe for two minutes, then poured that hot water into my mug to warm it. I poured the ground beans into the press, filled it halfway with hot (non-boiling water), let it steep for one minute, poured the rest of the water, gave it a gentle stir, and let it sit for three minutes. I pressed then and waited another minute before pouring. From start to finish, it took me. ten minutes to make my coffee. They looked at me like I was insane, but, like cooking good food from scratch, the coffee tasted better than it ever could have out of a Keurig. And I got to use beans roasted by some guys at the very local coffee shop.
I do that process every morning and it's as good as mediation or prayer. Screw the time-savers and their awful plastic taste. I'll take a good cup of coffee made by my own hands from beans I bought around the corner.
So what the hell is all this fuss about with DRM and the Keurig? Really? I'm supposed to care. Sorry, I don't give any more of a shit about that than I do about whatever McDonalds is serving today.
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