Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Rice to Riches owner busted for huge gambling ring

Filed under: — adam @ 10:53 pm

Awesome. I love Rice to Riches! Manmade Mascarpone, baby!–gamblingarrests0203feb03,0,467055.story

Guerilla marketing for Huff?

Filed under: — adam @ 3:44 pm

“Movie beauty LARA FLYNN BOYLE has been accused of stripping nude and trying to seduce a fellow passenger during a recent first-class flight to London.”

Coincidentally, she plays an insane psycho wackjob on Huff.

Forget math – photography is the universal language

Filed under: — adam @ 2:14 pm

This photo blog consistently delivers pictures that just take my breath away.

Like this:

Adam responds to Rick Berman

Filed under: — adam @ 8:41 am

“Rick Berman, executive producer of the just-cancelled Star Trek: Enterprise, told SCI FI Wire that he was surprised not by UPN’s decision, but by the fact that viewers continued to tune out the series despite a marked improvement in quality, strong reviews and guest appearances by the likes of Brent Spiner.”

Newsflash: Enterprise was bad. Bad bad bad. Deserve-to-die bad.

I actually gave the show another chance – I watched the Brent Spiner episodes. Or at least, I started to – I couldn’t get through even two. The writing was terrible, the plot was listless and uninteresting, and none of the characters had anything to even vaguely recommend them.

As far as I can tell from the timelines and interviews, everything good about Star Trek left with Michael Piller, who seemed to really understand what made the shows compelling.

bittorrent cannot download faster than your internet connection

Filed under: — adam @ 8:29 am

Note to everyone:

Bittorrent is a useful protocol for streaming chunks of large downloads from multiple sources (everyone else trying to download the file at the same time) to avoid bottlenecking the source when a lot of people want the same file at once.

It is not “magical pixie downloading”, and your download speed is still limited to your actual maximum download speed from your ISP.

Very high tech cookery – watch this guy

Filed under: — adam @ 8:23 am

Homaru Cantu makes food with inkjet printers and soon, high powered lasers. Seems like interesting stuff.

How to Cut

Filed under: — adam @ 7:37 am

Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive knife skills tutorial for a number of vegetables. Good knife skills are incredibly important – it’s not so much about speed as it is about consistency. When you properly cut the foods you’re preparing, everything is easier – there’s less waste, evenly-sized pieces tend to cook in the same amount of time as each other, and it adds a good amount of important pride to the process.

There’s a lot of other good stuff on the site, too:

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