Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2006/10/27 Making sushi with neighbours in Finland

On this trip to Finland, I had bought a wok to use in Taina’s house, and had been cooking Chinese food for the week. As a change, Taina asked if I could make sushi on Friday night, for some neighbours to try out. I said sure, as long as we could get sushi-grade fish. Taina called the supermarket, and it turns out that all of the fish in Finland is considered to be sushi grade. Helsinki is right on the sea, and the turnover is high, so freshness isn’t an issue.

I cut up the fish and did some demonstrations, but a lot of the fun in having sushi at home is making it yourself. Thus, Pekka was game to roll some maki.

20061027_Salmenpolku_maki_P.jpg

Watching others learn is entertainment in itself.

20061027_Salmenpolku_sushi_spectators.jpg

Everyone was cajoled to experience rolling maki, including Taina.

20061027_Salmenpolku_maki_T.jpg

The dinner was rounded out with miso soup, salad and wine.

20061027_Salmenpolku_sushi_dinner.jpg

We had started making dinner late, after a long work day, and had lots of fun with a leisurely sampling of the food. The next thing we knew, we were finishing dessert at 1:30 in the morning — certainly the latest dining I’ve had in some time!

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • RSS on Coevolving

    • Classes of executive functions: homeostatic, mediative, proactive | Zaleznik (1964)
      The idea of managers being proactive only dates back to 1964, as classes of functions described by Abraham Zaleznik: homeostatic, mediative, and proactive. Predispositions may or may not be altered through educational development.
    • Inquiring systems and asking the right question | Mitroff and Linstone (1993)
      Fit the people around an organization; or an organization around the people? Working backwards, say @MitroffCrisis + #HaroldLinstone, from current concrete choices to uncertain futures, surfaces strategic assumptions in a collective decision, better than starting with an abstract scorecard to rank candidates.
    • Doing, not-doing; errors of commission, errors of omission
      Should we do, or not-do?  Russell Ackoff, over many years, wrote about (negative) potential consequences: There are two possible types of decision-making mistakes, which are not equally easy to identify. (1) Errors of commission: doing something that should not have been done. (2) Errors of omission: not doing something that should have been done. For […]
    • Systemic design agendas in education and design research
      The final publication of the October 2016 Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium workshop "Some Future Paths for Design Professionals: DesignX and Systemic Design" was published as “Systemic Design Agendas in Education and Design Research” in FormAkademisk, following 2 years of rewrites, reviews and revisions.
    • A federated wiki site on cPanel
      Federated wiki is deployed on a node.js server, an environment which has become available on some cPanel shared hosting providers. Here are some instructions written while restoring a wiki site originally installed in 2014-2015 on a cloud provider.
    • Artificial intelligence, natural stupidity
      Reading The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis, reminded me of a PhD course at UBC with Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, before they were recognized as Nobel prize candidates.
  • RSS on Media Queue

  • RSS on Ing Brief

  • Meta

  • Translate

  • 
  • moments. daviding.com

    Random selections from the past year
  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Theme modified from DevDmBootstrap4 by Danny Machal