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Only five kinds?

If you like the apples made by a particular tree, and you want to make more trees just like it, you have to clone it: Snip off a shoot from the original tree, graft it onto a living rootstock, and let it grow. This is how apple varieties come into existence. Every McIntosh is a graft of the original tree that John McIntosh discovered on his Ontario farm in 1811, or a graft of a graft. Every Granny Smith stems…

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Apple Pie Lettuce Smoothie

Apple “Pie” Lettuce Smoothie This is a modified version of a recipe Bhavana found online. It’s a refreshing mix of apple, lettuce, cinnamon and ground flax seeds. You will hardly notice the lettuce and the smoothie taste like apple pie, and apple pie you can drink. I used Deer tongue lettuce for this recipe but red leaf or Romaine lettuce will also work. The Deer tongue makes this smoothie slightly bitter but I didn’t mind that at all. INGREDIENTS: 615…

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Living in Steve's House

gdgt's co-founder and technology critic Ryan Block on why we needn't worry about Steve Job's absence from Apple. For the nearly fifteen years since his return, Steve's worked to prepare Apple to avoid the mistakes of the past, stock leadership and board members loyal to his way of thinking and doing business, show the bad apples the door, and demonstrating to everyone at the company how the company ought to operate with or without him.…

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Experience Reports

OmmWriter Beta - Zen writing for the Mac

I was catching up on reading the news feeds this morning when I came across a post on the smoking apples blog about a new text editor called OmmWriter. I'm not sure why I downloaded it. Maybe because of what OmmWriter's cleanly designed web site promised. So here I am writing this blog post in what so far, has been the most minimalist text editor I have ever used. The GNU vi has more features than OmmWriter. Once launched OmmWriter…

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