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The great thing about Nespresso coffee pods that are ostensibly good for the environment is that they are recyclable. So you take the used pods and put them into Nespresso's pre-labeled bag, seal it up, and drop it off at any UPS location, no questions asked. That's very convenient as...
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Metabolical - Book Darts
Chapter 25

Pg. 334 "Vegan activists want to rid the food supply of all animal-based products. Would it work? Could it work? A recent report asked that question. Animal-derived foods currently provide 24 percent of total calories, 48 percent of total protein, 34 to 67 percent of essential amino acids, and 23...
2021-08-14 01:25:33

Metabolical - Book Darts
Chapter 24

Pg 316 "American agribusiness produces 3,900 calories per person per day, but Americans can only eat 1,800 to 2,000 of them. Where does all the excess food go? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; also known as food stamps), run by the USDA, is designed to "provide improved levels of...
2021-08-13 00:07:29

Stages of career growth

I saw an interesting video today courtesy of good ol' Tik Tok. Normally I use Tik Tok purely for laughs, but every once in a while I find a gem here or there. I may even send one to abrahamKim , who pretends...
2021-08-12 01:30:05

Vaccination time

I've worked in the health insurance industry for nearly 20 years. I know more about insurance and the US healthcare (sickcare) delivery system than the average person. Over the last couple of years, I've taken charge of my own health after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. It's fair to say...
2021-08-10 14:06:24

If you are on a Teams interview, mute your phone.

Today I interviewed a candidate on MS Teams, and around the 20-minute mark of our 30-minute call, her phone started ringing loudly. What's more, she pretended that she could not find where it was. She apologized profusely, and it just made me chuckle.

I've had my share of snafus in...
2021-08-09 23:28:37

Metabolical - Book Darts
Chapter 23

Pg. 299 "The sugar industry is one of the most egregious villains in the bunch. Based on our current recognition of sugar's toxicity and their responses to litigation thus far, one might assume that Big Sugar learned its tricks from Big Tobacco. But it's actually the other way around--the Sugar...
2021-08-08 18:39:52

Metabolical - Book Darts
Chapter 22

Pg. 288 "Food fraud is literally defined as 'misrepresentation as to the state of the food.'" There are six different forms of it and some engender health risks while others don't, but they all share three things in common--alteration of the food itself, lying to the consumer, and a profit...
2021-08-06 23:51:50

Interview city

Today I participated in two interviews. One was scheduled last week, and the other one came out of the blue today.

First, let me talk about the third interview that I avoided. The Configuration Manager who started at the beginning of July was hired in a "provisional" role. He had to...
2021-08-06 00:34:50

Sorry, I've got an appointment

I block my calendar for appointments, but that does not stop people from sending me meeting invites when I'm clearly marked as out of the office. I enjoy declining these meetings with the message that I have an appointment. It's just as well because odds are the meeting wouldn't have...
2021-08-05 01:32:49