The Tipping Conundrum

So, the Mrs. and I (and her parents) enjoyed a very well cooked dinner at a local (and independent) restaurant here in town. The food was excellent; this is easily one of the best restaurants in town. I enjoyed a drink (just one — I was driving), Yeni enjoyed a drink. Both were top notch. So… when the bill came I was faced with a conundrum. How much should I tip?...

December 30, 2012 2 min Fred Posner

2012 Thanksgiving Message

Each year, I make a Thanksgiving pilgrimage to my parent’s home in South Florida. Since I can remember, Thanksgiving has been the Holiday for my family — and when I say family, I mean the entire family. Cousins, friends, aunts, everything. My family. I’ve been very lucky in life and have a lot to be grateful for; one of which is the continuing of this amazing tradition. Some years, the trip seems too short. It rarely feels too long. This year, Yeni and I were able to take a few days off from the bakery and head down to South Florida for a few extra days. I start thinking about my thanksgiving message around October… mostly just a mental outline of what I want to say. Pointless really. Every year when I sit to write the message, my mental outlines are thrown away. ...

November 22, 2012 3 min Fred Posner

Forget Voting, Buy Big Fred Instead

Big Fred Cookie. The three words everyone waits to hear. [][1]Big Fred Cookie (dot com) Anyway… Please check out Big Fred Cookie and even better yet, order one for a friend, for a relative, for yourself, or for anyone deserving a big 2 pound cookie. =)

November 14, 2012 1 min Fred Posner

Vote Big Fred

… cookie that is. 😉 Check out this amazing graphic for the Big Fred Cookie™: [][2]Vote for the Big Fred Cookie

October 3, 2012 1 min Fred Posner

Fred Demonstrates Separating Egg Whites

Had a little fun at the bakery tonight. =) A few days ago, our food rep sent me a link to a Japanese video showing the separation of egg whites with a water bottle. Long story short? I made an English version. ...

September 2, 2012 1 min Fred Posner

Pizza Carbonara

Everyone knows that Fred likes to eat. =) Tonight, while the Mrs. was hard at work finishing some cakes, it was up to me to make dinner. From the moment I woke this morning I wanted pizza… so earlier today I put together some dough. Anticipation built, and come 7pm I was ready to take the dough from it’s 2nd rise and get to work. Of course, it was about this time I checked the ingredients. ...

September 1, 2012 4 min Fred Posner

Goodbye Skype.

I used to love Skype– with the **evangelical promoting **kind of love that business owners dream about. Times change. Owners change. Products change. Sometimes evangelical promotion turns to public disapproval. My love affair with Skype started with it’s launch way back back in 2003. We used it to provide simple, secure messaging. It helped us work remotely and the usability was fantastic. ...

July 13, 2012 3 min Fred Posner

1.65 private workers

[][1]Welfare state? There are 1.65 private workers for every person on welfare. Comment on Reddit.

July 13, 2012 1 min Fred Posner

Winning the Lotto

Sometimes, you’ve already got the winning ticket in your hands. I submit the above proof.

July 12, 2012 1 min Fred Posner

In awe of great writing…

Some days, I dream of being a writer. I’ve always loved writing. High School, even college, writing assignments were the ones I loved. Not sure why. Not sure it matters. Bottom line: I like writing. I don’t love reading....

July 10, 2012 2 min Fred Posner