Monday, October 7, 2013

A tip on French-Canadian tipping

For those of you who are headed to Montreal for next week's SOR meeting, here's something to keep in mind.  Due to a new provincial law, you have to accompany your server to the credit card station and tell that person the amount you wish to tip.  Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.  Most of the hospitality workers I’ve encountered in and around Montreal are familiar with English.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Link of the Moment: Beer Review

A few years ago, I found a San Diego-based microbrew called Old Viscosity Ale.  Inspired by the post, fellow blogger John Spevacek tracked down some of the product and rigorously tested its tagline "Not your dad's 30 weight."  He published the results in the most recent Rheology Bulletin on page 7.  [Disclosure: I'm acknowledged in the paper.]  Congratulations to John on his humorous work, and thanks to Editor Faith Morrison for including the work in the Bulletin.
One side benefit of John's sampling work is that he supplied a bottle for my own consumption.  I am no longer an unpaid blogger.  I have been compensated in beer.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Audio of the Moment: A New Pitch

Many people, including John, have reported that the Australian pitch experiment is about to drip for the 9th time.  I enjoyed this presentation from Radiolab.  It will take 9 minutes of your time.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Material Coming Soon

I've found a few things worth posting, so look for more stuff coming in the next few days.