Lonely Man of Cake

August 7, 2007

Gary Trains Conan’s Palate

Filed under: Blogging,Culinary,Internet,Wine — lonelymanofcake @ 9:37 am

As avid readers of my blog, you’ve definitely watched my all time favorite episode of Wine Library TV, where host Gary Vaynerchuk teaches ordinary folks like you and me to have the precise palates of professional wine critics. Well, Gary, together with his dedicated fans (the VaynerNation) are doing something right, as last week the veritable Vay-ner-chuk featured on Conan O’Brien’s Late Night. This clip is a bit shorter than what aired on TV, but it should do the trick:

UPDATE: My blog got props (and a nice quote) over at CHOWCheck it out.


May 10, 2007

JIB Award Surprise

Filed under: Blogging,Israel,Judaism — lonelymanofcake @ 5:58 pm

Turns out that I completely overlooked the fact that my post, “The Truth About the Temple Mount Excavations,” was both nominated for a JIB in the “Best Jewish News Post” category and advanced to the finals!


If you haven’t yet read the post, which was written at the height of the manufactured controversy over Israel’s repairs to the structurally unsafe Mugrabi Bridge, or if you want to refresh your memory, check it out here.

And of course, VOTE HERE!

April 23, 2007

JIB Preliminary Voting

Filed under: Blogging,Internet,Israel,Judaism — lonelymanofcake @ 11:55 am

I know I’ve been somewhat lazy with the posting lately, but that shouldn’t stop you from voting me into the next round of contention for the JIB Best New Blog award.

You can vote here.

April 13, 2007

JIB Awards

Filed under: Blogging,Internet,Israel,Judaism — lonelymanofcake @ 10:46 am

I’ve only been blogging for a few months, but I do believe that I’ve provided informative and timely posts.

Show your recognition by nominating either this blog, or specific posts, for a 2007 Jewish & Israeli Blog Award.  FYI: Even if you know who I am, I blog pseudonymously nonetheless.  Ergo, for all intents and purposes, my identity is unknown.  I do have an e-mail address, though: lonelymanofcake-at-gmail-dot-com.

February 7, 2007

New Digs

Filed under: Blogging — lonelymanofcake @ 1:31 pm

I got kind of aggravated with the Blogger interface, its sluggishness, and the prospect of “upgrading” which requires that you link your blog with your Gmail account.  I shopped around a little and fell in love with WordPress, its elegance, speed, and durability.  I was able to fully migrate my blog within a matter of 2-3 minutes, and I was able to make changes to the page which I had only dreamed of in Blogger.

I make no secret of my being a fan for anything Apple, even after years of being a sworn PC/Windows user who used to ridicule Mac users for their “lack of software” and small user community.  But bigger is not always better, especially in this case, at the price of personal privacy.

I’ll spell it out in a symbolic analogy:

WordPress:Blogger :: Mac:PC
(Translation: WordPress is to Blogger as Mac is to PC.)

Blog at WordPress.com.