Dayton? Who goes to Dayton?

March 29, 2017

A comparison of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Spoiler, Apple sends the Canadians to Ohio…


The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

March 29, 2017

Your browsing data is now for sale. Via The Verge (the 265 were all Republicans):

The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.

So here is a list of the lawmakers who voted to betray you, and how much money they received from the telecom industry in their most recent election cycle.


Working from Home

March 10, 2017

More specifically, why I don’t…


Death of the Bodega

March 8, 2017

This is a video made by NYU students rapping about gentrification in Brooklyn. I first clicked on it because the Court Pastry Shop has the best cannoli’s on the planet (among other amazing Italian treats). You can walk by on the other side of the street and still smell the sugar coming out of that place. Before Thanksgiving and Christmas, the line is out the door and down the block.

Brooklyn is definitely changing…


BEN CARSON SAYS PEOPLE PUSHED OUT OF WINDOWS GET UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO FLY THROUGH AIR

March 7, 2017

At a press conference on Tuesday morning, Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told reporters that people who are pushed out of windows are “extremely lucky” because they get “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly through the air”


Applied Mathematics

February 17, 2017

I know, click-bait headline…


Romance = Pizza

February 16, 2017

My wife has always purchased little gifts for our daughters on Valentine’s Day. That’s a nice thing, but the end result is that they feel that Valentine’s Day is a family event. So Valentine’s dinner has to please everyone.

Obviously pizza meet that criteria.

To truly understand the history of New York pizza, this article about Patsy Grimaldi is a good start. Patsy has the unique honor of not being able to use either his first or last name for his restaurant due to legal issues (sold his last name, first name already in use). He opened the original Patsy’s in Brooklyn:

Aficionados soon began to make pilgrimages to Old Fulton Street. Next came the celebrities: Bill Cosby, Bob Costas, and John Turturro were regulars. Warren Beatty called to sweet-talk Carol into saving a table for him and Annette Bening, whom Patsy asked, “So, are you in the movies, too?” In 1995, Patsy and Carol were sued by Frank Brija, who had bought the East Harlem Patsy’s. Much legal wrangling ensued, the result of which was that the Brooklyn Patsy’s became Grimaldi’s.

Getting older, they sold the Grimaldi’s name. If you are eating Grimaldi’s anywhere in the country, know that it is no longer authentic. It’s good, it’s just not Patsy Grimaldi.

He recently opened a new place in Brooklyn called Julianna’s (his mother’s name) which may serve the best pizza on the planet.

We did not go there for Valentine’s dinner.

But we did go to Patsy’s. This is a place in the same NYC pizza lineage  but it’s not the same Patsy. This place (well, not the Brooklyn location) came first and it’s the reason Patsy Grimaldi can’t use his first name.

Is it as good as Julianna’s? No. Is the pizza awesome? Yes. Can you get in with two kids and not wait forever, and is it walking distance from our place? It was a school night, we didn’t have much time and the pizza was fantastic.

Was it romantic? Great pizza with your wife is always romantic.