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More Food Storage, and Apple

My friend Mike is kind of a specialist at finding excellent products, and tells me about them. He should write a column about them. (He used to predict Apple products, and I even earned a little money buying stock in them back then. He doesn’t follow them quite so closely, anymore.) Because of him I have a great flashlight, a really convenient battery-powered fan, a great big solar battery for power outages, very good computer equipment, and other things. He was just telling me last night about the new version of the Apple laptop, that has a battery that lasts about four times as long as other laptop batteries, and the laptop doesn’t overheat because Apple now makes its own main processor chips, to replace the Intel ones. These processors use a fraction of the power that the Intel chip does, so it stays far cooler. (I suppose Intel stock will soon sink.)

A couple of kitchen items for food storage he recommended to me, when I told him about getting plastic out of my kitchen, and was searching for decent storage thingys:

The Airscape and Atmos food containers are both really good for storing things like coffee beans, dried fruit or beans, fresh fruit or vegetables, or nuts. Or just leftovers. These remove the extra air so stuff can’t go bad so easily.

They’re expensive, so I don’t feel a need for them right now, but those who live in warm humid climates might need them, against the heat, dampness and also bugs.

Hmm. I tried to post links to those two items on Amazon, and they didn't show up. I wonder if it's me or the site.

posted on Oct 19, 2021 7:09 AM ()


Hey Maus, I have an ancient desktop that will go belly up when I least expect it. Want to replace it with another desktop. I can't stand laptops. Could your expert friend recommend a replacement? Have a lovely holiday coming up. We had the boat parade last night. About 25 boats. We used to give parties. In the dear gone days.
comment by tealstar on Dec 12, 2021 11:20 AM ()
Because I've changed my e mail, I'm not being notified of posts. I'll have to laboriously go through the list to see who has posted. So this is me, trying to catch up.
comment by tealstar on Nov 17, 2021 9:27 PM ()
I was gifted with two sets of assorted size glass containers for food storage and I love them. I still use some plastic but will convert when I can.
comment by elderjane on Oct 21, 2021 5:22 AM ()
Yes, now all those old corningware dishes are suddenly more appealing to me.
reply by drmaus on Oct 21, 2021 4:20 PM ()
I recently replaced my MacBook Air and am disappointed that they changed the input ports so there are only two, and one is taken up by the charging cord, which is no longer that magsafe one that disconnects easily if the cord gets tangled up on my leg etc. Neither one is a USB port, and no card slot, either. So I have to buy add-on accessories in order to use portable media with it - I guess they are pushing us to use The Cloud for everything, which I don't necessarily want to do. I saw a news item today saying Apple was going to re-think that configuration, but that doesn't help me because I'll probably have this particular laptop for the next ten years.

One thing that surprised me was they gave me $200 trade-in credit on my old MacBook Air - it was in pretty bad shape cosmetically. And a nice thing was how easily the data from it transferred to this new one.
comment by traveltales on Oct 20, 2021 9:22 PM ()
I know what you mean! I thought I'd be able to do more on my macbook air, but would have to get a hub that works with the exact devices I'd want to connect, I guess. They put a whole bunch of ports onto the new macbook pro, Mike told me, but that's 2 or 3 thousand dollars more than the air.
reply by drmaus on Oct 21, 2021 4:19 PM ()
comment by greatmartin on Oct 19, 2021 8:05 AM ()

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