Daily Archives: May 21, 2007

In the Kitchen: Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry

ethmar.com – EMFeed: “And now, the Holy Grail of Vegan cuisine: Tofu. Yes, tofu has finally graced our kitchen, and I’m here to tell you that speaking for myself, tofu is pretty darn boring. How anyone can claim that tofu is a 1:1 substitute for anything ‘carnivores’ like is a stinking miserable lie. But, I have a site to run and content to push, and besides, you for sure have one life to live, so try new things, huh?”

Brent Simmons on Feedback

I’m on the [NetNewsWire](http://ranchero.com/netnewswire) beta mailing list (thanks Brent!) and this nugget crossed my mail reader this morning:

“Finally — I don’t do polls because numbers don’t tell me much. I’m a words geek, not a numbers geek.”

I can say that his apps benefit from this kind of quality feedback. It forces people like his beta testers to think, rationalize and then explain what’s right or wrong with a feature. It’s much better than “thumbs down” or “thumbs up”. It’s one of the primary reasons I use the software–the human factor.