Amazon has scared grocers — and others — the world over – Axios

Amazon has scared grocers — and others — the world over – Axios: “Be smart: That’s why it seems best to ignore forecasts that Amazon will dramatically change Whole Foods culture, its fare, and operating style. Instead, he will want to embrace Whole Foods high-end quality brand, and hope it washes over onto cut-rate Amazon reputation.”

Nothing to see here

The “new” mini was cloned from a CCC backup (10.12.3) of the old one. All is well but slow. Now I can deal with the old Mac mini. OWC offers a turnkey update service. $79 which includes shipping both ways and installation of hardware. I like that price for service. I ordered a 480 GB SSD and a 2TB spinning drive to be placed in the mini. They did the task well, timely enough, and even replaced the OWC memory that was in it. Apparently it failed testing so they did the lifetime warranty replacement while it was there.

logwatch on my Mac(s)

I have been running logwatch (installed via MacPorts) on my home Macs for at least a year.

logwatch --mailto root

Very recently my daily reports stopped showing up in my mail. I never like to see (not see) this happen.

Different versions of OS X.

Running things manually seems to work, but nightly job fails to send the mail report.

Chase things on the web, not much help, well, lots of false alarms. I finally saw a hint to turn off Apple’s org.postfix.master. I did that and voila, my logwatch mail started flowing again.

Who Knew?

Lazy-Man Brand Noodle Soup

Don’t have a restaurant nearby? Don’t want to walk 5 blocks, wait 10 minutes, spend $10??

With a little planning, a pantry, and a freezer you can have my version of soup called “Lazy-Man Brand Noodle Soup”.

Acquire the following

  • favorite flavor pho cube (go ahead, sound it out)
  • Green Dragon (or other) wheat/egg noodle pack
  • frozen stir-fry vegetables

Get out the wok. Boil 1 liter of water. Add pho cube to dissolve. Dump in 2 servings of noodles. Cook 3 minutes.

Dump the noodles to a big bowl. Wipe out the wok. Heat it back up with some oil.

Dump in the veggies and cook for about 5 minutes, stir a lot.

Dump the noodle soup back in to the wok. Heat and stir for a minute.

Voila. 10 minutes. About 250 calories per person, 500 if you eat the whole thing (good luck).

Add some used chicken, pork, beef, fresh tofu, whatever if you need extra protein.

pho Cube

Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it?

The demographic of the average vinyl buyer is very clear. It’s a middle-aged man, possibly bearded (OK, definitely bearded); kids have probably left home, no longer on speaking terms with wife, spare bedroom has become a shrine to his teenage love: the Floyd (their album The Endless River was the best-selling vinyl LP in 2014). Essentially it’s me.

Source: Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it? | Bill Brewster | Comment is free | The Guardian