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I have a certain admiration for #menswear and other lifestyle blogs, I couldn't blog about the same shit again and again and again days after days (no hate). It requires a focus that I clearly don't possess.

Same goes for the purely visual blogs, I tried several times, it's fun for a short while but gets tedious real quick, I could never stick with it. I still update those now and then but I don't know how ppl posting hundreds of posts a day do.

Anyway, #respek
post #93 of 988
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post


I found this to be rather relaxing. Plus, I really love making/drinking french press

huh, i just tried a different intelligentsia blend (usually get black cat). it happens to be the local roaster for me...
post #94 of 988
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Originally Posted by surrender View Post

List of banned terms:
curated
"killing it"
capsule collection

But what if I find a well curated capsule collection that's killing it?
post #95 of 988
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Originally Posted by surrender View Post

List of banned terms:

curated
"killing it"
capsule collection


I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.



Now for something that really matters, someone help me with my very important tumblr problem
Edited by sipang - 11/21/11 at 4:34pm
post #96 of 988
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

But what if I find a well curated capsule collection that's killing it?

I have curated a capsule collection of french presses for Mr. Porter that totally kill it
post #97 of 988
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Interestingly, I posted the second photo (of me in the same pants and a blue shirt) in the Casual WAYWT thread and nobody said anything. Do you mean the SW&D WAYWT or the regular MC WAYWT?

I'm being nice so I'll give you advice free of snark. The MC Casual thread is not very good in general and really, really, not good for anyone under 30. You want SW&D.
BUT you first want to stop posting pictures, stop blogging, and lurk. Read through a few hundred pages of SW&D WAYWT and then go to the pictures only thread. Read through the blogs linked here, get a sense of how people do it well (and yet still suck) and realize you aren't even at their level.
I'm not trying to be an ass, your learning and trying, but your look is. . . . not great. Learn some basics. Just absorb some information. Also, never mention your mom giving you basic advice.

Just my 2 cents.
post #98 of 988
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

This to me shows all that is wrong about blogging.

I was expecting to see him and another dude walk back in the frame to pick up their coffees.
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The video is completely pointless - it is not instructive, it is him pouring fucking hot water into a coffee press, then pressing at four mins. It's completely unnecessary as a supplement to the (unnecessarily overcomplicated - but that's another story) instructions for making "simple coffee".
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The Method:
There are four major variables in this method: water temperature, water:coffee ratio, coarseness of grind, brew duration. The following method is what I’ve found to yield a cup that both Sara and I really like. If you want something a little different, tweak one or more of those variables until you find what your looking for.

Prep:
1. Start your filtered water in the kettle. The target temperature is just a touch over 200°. It’s a good idea to preheat the French Press using hot water, otherwise, it will rob a significant amount of heat from your water when you begin to brew, resulting in under extracted coffee.
2. Measure out the beans. I use a 15:1::water:bean ratio for a French Press. I brew 825g of coffee for Sara and I, so it’s 55g of beans.
3. Grind the beans. You want it about the coarseness of sea salt. This is where the quality of your grinder comes into play. Most grinders are going to do a decent job with the coarse grind level used for a French Press, but any fines in there are going to over extract (more surface area in contact with the water), and they’ll squeeze through the mesh filter into your cup. Gritty :/
4. Put the press on the food scale, add the coffee grounds, and zero out the scale.

Brew
5. Start the timer and add 200g of 200° water. Use the spoon to agitate the water-coffee mixture as little as possible while ensuring all the grounds are fully saturated. If you’re using fresh beans you’ll see the mixture “bloom.”
6. At 0:40 on the timer, use the spoon to deflate the bloom, still agitating as little as possible. Add an additional 625g of water, gently stir, and place the lid on the press.
7. At 4:00, press and pour. Don’t fully empty the press into your cup. Nobody likes the dregs. I don’t think./]
This is freaking coffee in a press. It's not rocket science, and most people figure out their own methods for how they like it best But whatever, i don't care about that.

The point is that the video is so unnecessary with so little substance. If you wanna do an arty video at least don't pretend that it's in some way instructional. Go and film a paper bag in black and white or something. Don't pretend that your video is anything other than your avenue for practising your film making.
post #100 of 988
It actually was pretty informative for me. He used a hario kettle to control the pour over the time which he showed, then backed off, stirred, then poured to bloom more and waited.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

It actually was pretty informative for me. He used a hario kettle to control the pour over the time which he showed, then backed off, stirred, then poured to bloom more and waited.

isn't this more easily and quickly summed up as you've just done then through that video?

I mean, I could post a video of me taking a shit then wiping 3-6 times depending upon the amount of fibre i've eating in the last 24hrs, but I trust that most people can read...
post #102 of 988
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Originally Posted by surrender View Post

If I see the word "curated" on a blog one more time, I'm going to kill someone

i quite like curatedmag.com though...
post #103 of 988
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

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Originally Posted by jet View Post

It actually was pretty informative for me. He used a hario kettle to control the pour over the time which he showed, then backed off, stirred, then poured to bloom more and waited.

isn't this more easily and quickly summed up as you've just done then through that video?

I mean, I could post a video of me taking a shit then wiping 3-6 times depending upon the amount of fibre i've eating in the last 24hrs, but I trust that most people can read...

Yes but unlike your dookie (which would be more pleasurial to look at than a noobizor fit/post) the video was a nice relaxing and enjoying medium through which to illustrate the actual process.
post #104 of 988
This is a pretty cool tumblr from the clothing wizards at land's end: http://the-compass.tumblr.com . They hit on all the important topics, like how their "Donegal is killin it this season."
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