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Four Roses Bourbon

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/09/23

The smell is so soft I take no note,
But it’s power hits the back of my throat,
This bourbon’s so smooth,
You might be confused,
It’s strong, do not drink it on a boat.

– Liberty Bar, NYC, NY

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Talisker 10

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/08/19

It slides down my throat like burnt roses,
Vanilla that’s toasted is noticed,
This scotch is quite young,
But delights my tongue,
I think I will buy 4 more ounces.

Talisker 10 in Lords’ Cigar Bar, Baikallaika hotel, Johannesburg, ZA.

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Famous Grouse Black

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/08/10

Smokey and oaky without any peat,
A perfect blended scotch to drink neat,
It’s scent is superb,
A taste to prefer,
Over shitty Red Label for free.

Birthday treat from the bar, Hilton Sandon, my birthday 2014

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Ardberg 10

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/08/10

Stings in my throat before I just sip,
it’s strong and smokey within every drip,
The oak is subdued,
In my nose the scent stews,
I won’t have more than two on my lip.

Hilton Sandton, on my birthday, 2014

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Balvenie 15

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/08/10

It smells like a walk in spring wood,
Like to drink 3 more glasses? Oh I would,
On my tongue it’s like silk,
Tastes like rose petal milk,
Birthday- Drink the bottle, if I could.

My 37th birthday, in the Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg, SA, alone.

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Barrell Bourbon

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/07/26

Scent of hard liquor and fresh-cut grass,
Vanilla, cayenne, and grilled steak, I drink fast,
It’s so smooth as I pour,
Each drink demands more,
Later tonight out, I will pass.

Barrell Bourbon 2014 from Caskers. Batch 001, Bottle 219. Oh, how I like this. At home.

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McKenzie Bourbon

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/07/17

Both smoke and roses are in the first sniff,
Then spicy and sweet  both appear on my lips,
The rye spice is strong,
l want the night to be long,
So that I can enjoy it’s kick.

At home, from Caskers.

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First Pebble watchface

Posted by docsmooth on 2014/04/04


Laughingman on Pebble

Pebble watchface screenshots

I took a bunch of work from dwrose’s Rosewrite series of watchfaces, and created one of the Laughingman from Ghost in the Shell. It’s got some rough edges, and the resources are too large for it to be really smooth and useable, but it’s a first step.


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Posted by docsmooth on 2014/01/26

“If a pretend baby had a real mouth and sat at the table and ate real food, then a fairy turned it into a real baby? Then we’d have a lot of people in the house!”

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Creating Solution Presentations that work.

Posted by docsmooth on 2013/09/06

From an IRC Conversation today:
<user1> if only I had a way to make boss[-2] hear "no, that's stupid"
<user1> oh wait, he thought he was the boss
<me> powerpoint presentation - propose 3 solutions: 1) your pipe
dream, 2) the thing you want, 3) his idea.
<user1> why bother with 1 and 2 ?
<me> you have 5 slides: 1) the problem. 2) the 3 solutions, 3-5: each
solution's pro/cons laid out
<me> by limiting yourself to this terrible format, you have to choose
very specific pro/con items for each
<me> so you can weight the solutions to drive his decision
<me> i use it all the time.
<me> makes them think that they're making a choice, rather than you
forcing it on them
<me> give them the chance to raise questions. their assumption is
that you want #1, but you don't, you want #2
<me> esp. when you lay out the prices, and 1 is 2x 2, and 2 is 2x 3, 2
becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly
<user1> probably I do honestly _want_ #1, I just don't think it's the
best tradeoff.
<user1> I want the fully loaded version, but midrange is almost always a
better deal.
<me> like I said - #1 is your pipe dream
<me> you can't have 1 so high that you wouldn't want to, or couldn't,
implement it
<me> but you don't want it so low that #2 is actualy not a good option
you need to give them something to say "no" to
<me> a sacrificial lamb, so to speak

Sometime in the future I’ll actuall write this up nicely, but at least it’s captured.

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