Roberto Mateu

After lunch cappuccino with the Prismo AeroPress thingy. It was made out of need – not play – and I surprised myself how well it turned out.

We made a killer entrecôte today.

We Went Painting

Robie and Ana painted a plane, and Bettina tried to paint everything.

Another gift coffee. Very chocolatey. Trying to see if I can tell the difference between the grounded coffee bag or beans.

Forgot to post this in the morning: trying a new Salvadorian medium roast I got as a gift. It’s lighter than what I usually get, but enjoying the flavor.

El más feliz de los 37 cumpleaños. Muy agradecido por los mensajes.

Sugar and Star Wars. My wife so gets me.

Cleaning up my 4 year old account on Ana’s MacBook Pro. Still takes all of my willpower to click delete on OmniDiskSweeper for stuff that should be either backed up twice over, or better forgotten.

How things change, I had completely forgotten macOS Mojave come out tomorrow. I remember loosing sleep over Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger release.

Not the first time Seth Godin inspires me, but looking as his short posts, I’m going to challenge myself to publish at least 50 words daily for the rest of the year.

My iPhone XS arrived!!! to Miami. Now I just need to patiently wait a few weeks to visit and pick up.

Really excited to start listening to Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda.

For the Love of Spock is a solid documentary. A cultural icon played by a good person with normal good person problems. The father/son aspect was unexpected, but worth noting in my parenthood’s scrapbook of emotional concerns.

Sous vide cold brew experiment this morning with my favorite barista helper.

Picked up some freshly roasted coffee to try later today.

Me maneja.

Todos los días pienso en lo bueno que es el antiguo “Roberto padre” para tratar de hacer el nuevo “Roberto hijo” tan feliz como yo.

Happiest Father’s Day with this troupe of cousins.

We heart you @anitamarcela.

What's my name again?

I’m struggling deciding how and where to microblog. Which is kind of stupid since I’d already setup everything on blot last year. But micro.blog makes everything so simple and easy to post (specially photos), that it’s difficult to switch back.

Naming also has me confused. Having the microblog at roberto.mateu.me sounds logical, but I just enjoy the 5typos.net domain for some reason.

There’s two advantages micro.blog has over my regular blog:

  1. Ease of posting
  2. It’s a community

The ease of posting is relative but real. I can achieve everything the native client offers with different apps and workflows – but then again, micro.blog just does it with the app. And the cross posting is extremely well thought out.

The community part is more complicated. A blogpost is mostly lost in the void of RSS readers and occasional visitors to the site. But there’s no real equivalent of a community. Also, is it really the community? Or is it the sensation of being read a reply in micro.blog gives you? versus the absolute silence of the stand alone blog.

Anyways, posting on the blog has stopped because a leaving Miami draft I’ve had since January. Pushing that one out tomorrow one way or another.

My dad’s steak adobo recipe:

  • Soy sauce
  • Worcester sauce
  • Mesquite
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic flakes
  • Rosemary leaves

Leave on ziplock bag overnight on fridge. And tomorrow… sous vide time!

I’m still bullish on Soylent because of its minimalist concept: if you’re not going to have a great meal, just drink 400kcal of something cheap (and not unhealthy) and move on. Many don’t agree, so it’ll be interesting to see how it does at Walmart.

Cataratas La Paz

La Paz Waterfall Gardens: About 90 min from our house in Escazú. As with most Costa Rica touristy locations, tickets are expensive but it’s very well setup. Fun day trip with the kids, although I wouldn’t recommend eating there – not sure if it was because of a holiday, but the food was not good. Otherwise, recommended.

Two Roberto’s, one map. Hilarity ensues.

Current cold brew coffee recipe:

  • 1.5 cups of coarse dark roast
  • Slowly pour regular water until you fill French press (32oz) and wait 10 min.
  • Give it a good whirl and cover.
  • Wait 24 hours (not on fridge).

Then press and pass through a wet coffee filter.