Monday, March 19, 2018

The real reason the Starbucks Barista has a machine at the front counter

The coffee machine at Starbucks is closest the the customer delivery point. This is practical and provides a customer with a clear view of the preparation of their personal coffee, as they ordered it. It also aids in the personalization of the customer experience, as the Barista can talk directly to the customer and deliver better than expected service.

Personalized Name Starbucks Cup. 16 oz Reuseable Travel Cup.Glossy or Glittered Vinyl!

The Barista is also your local coffee expert, and can engage in all topics coffee (what kind of milk do you steam for a Latte?, Should I buy a milk foamer for home?, etc. etc.). This makes your experience even better, as most Baristas are “coffee experience artists” that excel at giving you a hand-crafted beverage experience that can’t be matched by a drip machine in the corporate break room.

Want to feel sexy? bask in the aroma of your hand made just for you coffee and take a break from the pressures of the world as you drink it…

Starbucks Verismo System, Coffee and Espresso Single Serve Brewer, Black

Thanks for the A2A. Disclaimer: I own Starbucks stock and can be seen drinking a tall Pikes roast, room for milk, in any of the local starbucks. More of my musings can be seen on my blogs:

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Father Adams Irish Coffee - For St. Patrick's day (And almost any day!)

--Dedicated to my Late friend, Thomas Adams.

Father Adam's Irish Coffee Recipe

Irish coffee never appealed to me, until Father Adams himself explained that I was doing it "All Wrong", and set me on the path to a righteous cup of Irish coffee, like a dram of Irish mother's milk.

You will need 

Irish Whiskey - Jamesons or equivalent
Irish Cream Liquor - Baileys or any good brand
Fresh brewed coffee, medium roast, without any flavors or adulteration (that means a plain cup of Joe)
Whipped cream - Fresh or from a can
Green sugar crystals - for decoration and "sugaring the rim"
Irish coffee Glasses - get a mess of 'em, invite your pals and kinfolk!


Wet the rim of the glass, and either rub green sugar crystals on it, or prepare  without the sugar garnish.

Pour in a shot of Irish whiskey
Pour in a shot of Irish cream liquor
Pour in fresh brewed coffee, filling to about a 1/2" (one or two fingers) from the top of the glass
Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top
sprinkle some green sugar crystals to add some color.


Depending on your artistry, cleverness, and sobriety, the measurements are not "exact", and you are invited to adjust the ingredient mix to your individual taste.  don't be afraid to add nuts, food coloring (to the whipped cream) and more.  Be creative and enjoy this wonderful beverage!

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I hope to have truly inspired you to create a drinkable dessert which will elevate you to a new level of respect and glory with your peers.   Make yours an Irish Coffee!  -Alan

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Is it good or bad to apply wax on car paint and don't wipe it away?

Leaving wax on your car too long is BAD. The wax will harden, and become more difficult to remove (not evening out, extra elbow grease, etc.)

Old wax on car finish - a bitch to remove.  This guy also put it on very heavy.

Most paste and liquid waxes have clear instructions that say not to wax your car in the hot sun, and remove the wax after it has dried to a haze. (As opposed to drying for a week).
If you get called away after applying wax to your car, remember to wipe it off as soon as possible. Don’t let it sit on the car for weeks; it will look like hell and take some superhuman effort to remove. Some waxes dry to a white haze, and wil look terrible on a dark car if the wax is left on for an extended period..

Ideally you want a good base coat of wax, properly applied, and top-coated regularly. Use a good wax, and your car will keep looking new longer!

Viking 862400 Blue Microfiber Wax Applicator, (Pack of 6)

There are waxes that don’t require drying to a haze, they just get rubbed into the finish. They are called “Spray Waxes”. All you do is spray and wipe them off, leaving a clean shine in the process. Most detailers consider these good if you keep your car wax-shined all the time, as the Spray waxes don’t last as long as paste wax.

Meguiar's G3626 Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax - 26 oz.

If you do leave wax on the car, The best way to wipe it off is with a microfiber towel, or an orbital polisher. they usually come in 6″ to 10″ bonnet sizes.  Always buy extra bonnets, and change them when they get dirty or loaded up with wax.  
Black & Decker WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit Waxer/Polisher

Because they don’t just spin like and electric drill, they don’t leave swirl marks on the finish. You can even use them to buff fresh wax off the car, leaving a really nice shine.
Don’t use one of these:
Grinder Polishers just spin (at high speed), and definitely leave swirl marks. they also tend to “burn” the paint, and need swirl remover to clean up the finish. In some cases, they can grind through the finish, and should be used with extreme care. Also avoid chemical strippers, lacquer thinner, or solvents to remove old wax - they can strip the paint! (and then you have more work to do-not to mention an expensive paint job).

To recap, Don’t leave wax on the car for an extended period, removing it after it “hazes up”, or use a spray wax, which goes on wet and buffs right off. And if you do have old wax on the car, remove it with Microfiber cloths or a random orbit polisher.
Take pride in your ride, and you will have a great -looking car!

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

I am building a dart board out of pallet wood. What finish should I use?

Alan Chenkin, Owned a cabinet shop for 10 years, is an avid woodworker.

My choice would be Danish Tung oil or Boiled Linseed oil. My goal would be to minimize oxidation, and keep the rough finish. No need to wax, that is for smoother finishes.
This is an alternative, covered in Felt: How-To: Build a Dart Board Surround to Save Your Wall - From Toolmonger
This is an article with three choices: How to Make a Dartboard Backboard: Three Designs - From Casalupli Blog.
No matter what, I hope you have a great time playing darts!

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