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  • Frontier Co-Op Organic Curry Powder 1lb Bag
    After using Sun’s Madras curry powder in a big tin from the restaurant store, I was ready to use larger quantities. I got this other product, Frontier Co-Op’s 1 pound sack of curry powder. This is a comparison and review.
  • DAMONDY Case for BLU View 3 B140DL,BLU View 3 Phone Case,360 Ring Shockproof Cover
    Review of an inexpensive case for a low cost Android phone. I got this on Ebay for around $15 shipped. It fit the phone perfectly, and has all the holes for all the ports. The plastic or rubber is coated with rubber paint, so it feels good in the hand. The main feature is […]
  • Trying Out TradeStuff.com, a Blockchain Trading Platform
    Tradestuff.com was listed in a “best barter sites” page. It used to be a large trading forum, but has been transformed into a seemingly inactive trading site. The most interesting thing is that it’s an app that uses the EOSIO blockchain.
  • What is the Cheapest Way to Ship Internationally? Large Flats
    The “large flat” is the cheapest way to ship internationally. What is the “large flat”?
  • The Crypto Crash
    Y’all missed out on the “learning opportunity” of the crypto crash. When the market for crypto crashes, you can still go into Coinbase and study up about some of the failed products, and get free money. Then, you can hold onto the money until it increases in value, then turn around and spend some […]
  • Repairing an Old 1980s Toshiba Microwave
    I’ve never done this, but found a lot of information online. This is about my first attempt at repairing a microwave oven. The microwave oven turns on, and the fan spins, and it makes the microwave oven sound, but the food doesn’t heat up. The parts that drive the cooking are: switches the magnetron, […]
  • Ole’s, Rosemead, 1969
    La Puente Valley Journal Feb 1969 Oles Hardware TG&Y Rosemead California
  • Chen Yu, Jewel of the Orient, at the Lake Club Burlesque in Bellflower, CA
    This ad is from the mid 1950s. I could find no information at all about Chen Yu. Here’s a photo I found on Pinterest.
  • Barbara Yung Ying at Minsky’s Burlesque in Newark at the Adams Theater
    My father was born in Union City, NJ, and lived his first few years in Newark, so that might be a reason why he kept this ad, in addition to the fact Barbara Yung-Ying must have been one of the few Asian burlesque dancers in the 50s. Read more info about Minsky’s.