Dear Allison and Twitch,
I was saddened to hear the motivation for Allison's choreography with Fik Shun, so I thought I would share a few of my thoughts.
You are one of my favorite dancers. I have always thought that you were robbed, being eliminated after two of the best dance performances of all time (your Tango and Lyrical Hip Hop). You also had one of the best West Coast Swings on the show and definitely the coolest pants. I was excited to see you back on the show as an All-Star. The memory of your dance performances has brightened my life for nine years.
Tom Woods is one of my favorite speakers (and authors). He's a libertarian historian with a PhD from Columbia (undergrad at Harvard) if that's possible to believe. He has an interest in economics and is especially good at explaining the implications of economics on historical events. He is very entertaining. If you're only going to listen to one of his speeches, the one embedded below is the one (just because of the first two stories).
Download: Tom Woods 33 Questions Speech
If you like what you hear, then I'd suggest listening to all of his speeches on Mises.org (free RSS feed). Once you've exhausted those, you should consider signing up for his Liberty Classroom where you can here additional lectures series by him and other like minded professionals.
Although Google seems to be determined to hide it, you can migrate much of your existing account using the methods documented here. For example:
The essential steps in moving are:
This article will deal with steps 1 - 3.
These best practices apply no matter whether you keep your current account, upgrade your shared account, or move to a VPS or Dedicated Server. (Many of these were gleaned from readings on webhostingtalk.com and lowendbox.com.)
It can be very attractive to pay annually or even prepay several years in advance because hosting companies often provide deep discounts or "freebies" such as a free domain registration. This can be a mistake for a number of reasons:
It's pretty inexpensive and easy to set up a website these days. Companies like Hostgator and Dreamhost have you search for a domain name, fill out a couple forms, enter a credit card and congratulations. You now have a website. After a while, you may feel that your needs have outgrown your account, or that the service is not up to par or that your website is too slow. It's obviously time for an upgrade, but from what to what?
This little concoction is the product of Jen's experimentation with Thai curry paste. It's quite flavorful and with a light, fresh taste, and unusual vegetable composition.
Permaculture is not a word. It's a paragraph. Some of what I'm putting here is controversial. Permaculture at it's core, it's a way of thinking about the world and solving problems in a systematic way that goes beyond sustainable. As Geoff Lawton says, "Don't plant a tree; plant an ecosystem." It's high level practitioners are able to achieve feats that are seemingly miraculous (see video for an example).
This is an adaptation of Alton Brown's Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt Recipe. You can use store bought yogurt, but that's expensive, so I make my own.
Everyone loves chili. Here's my original take on the stuff. I now make my own chili powder according to Alton Brown's Homemade Chili Powder recipe. This chili is mean mean not because it's hot, but because it's so good you can never go back. The recipe is very flexible and can give you anything from a non spicy stew all the way to inferno hot.