Comments written on other sites from December 2009

Cool Tools: Leeners Pickling Kit

It is a shame. I love Cool Tools and have bought several things because of it over the years. But several posts over the last few weeks have been along the lines of “I’ve used this item and it works OK, but I haven’t tried any alternatives.” And this latest “review” takes the biscuit. I’d much, much prefer fewer but more high-quality, authoritative posts — if there’s nothing worth posting, then don’t post.

On 15 December 2009. Permalink

Cool Tools: Leeners Pickling Kit

Many thanks for the clarifications, Kevin and Elon. There had been a few items recently that didn’t seem to match up to the expected Cool Tools rigour and so this one seemed like a further (big) step away from what I hope to read here. I’m glad the confusion was just a misunderstanding and I look forward to reading the forthcoming present ideas!

On 15 December 2009. Permalink

BLDGBLOG: Rousseau and Echolocation

Quoting an 18th century philosopher on navigating unknown architecture is interesting, but it might also be interesting, and perhaps even more practical, to ask modern-day blind people how they make their way round unfamiliar environments.

On 27 December 2009. Permalink