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The colors of Autumn.

On The Universe

They say love is felt by those who live in the time of Friday night dinners with someone to pick at the crumbs of the food you could barely finish. They say love is for those who eagerly anticipate tomorrow morning during sleepless nights. But sometimes I'm at his house on a Sunday morning and I sit on top of the counter waiting for coffee to brew. And the smell of coffee beans and and syrup remind me of him. And as I take the boiling water and pour as steam slowly burn the inside of my fingertips, I can't tell if I hate this burning sensation or love the sight of my skin changing into the colors of fall. I start to question what to do with my hands.

Mega Review of Teforia, The $1000 Tea Brewer

On Tynan

I remember hearing about the Teforia a long time ago. The story around it was that it was this comically overpriced tea brewer, often compared with the Juicero, that symbolized what was wrong with Silicon Valley.

So, of course, I took very little interest in it. I like brewing tea and, having brewed it at least a few thousand times, I'm pretty good at it. What's the point of a machine that's not going to do it as well as I can?

I can't remember why, but a few weeks ago, the Teforia came back on my radar. I searched and found that they had gone out of business and that the machines which were once $1000-15000 were now being sold as cheaply as $200 on eBay.

At the same time, I had been noticing something troubling about my productivity. I realized that because I made tea at my desk every day, and because it required a fair amount of manual intervention, I would avoid any tasks which required serious concentration for the first couple hours.

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