Almost through 2020

Almost through 2020

This has been a difficult year. A lot of people got hurt financially. Some people I know got COVID; a few people I knew died of it. Personally, I can’t complain. My immediate family hasn’t been affected – if anything, between our life, our jobs and our grandson we are busier than ever. SimpleSteak, SimpleTimer […]

We’ll get through this

We’ll get through this

I see people cooking more – our apps are getting more use lately. That’s a good way to release stress. We should all be cooking more, pandemic or not. Stay safe, use masks when you go out and practice common sense. This COVID-19 isn’t a flu, but it isn’t a Black Plague either. We’ll get […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The Painted Cubes hopes you had excellent holidays (we were too busy celebrating ours to post in time) and wishes you a great New Year. May your steaks be grilled just like you want them, your cooking perfectly timed, and your tea exquisitely steeped.

Random thoughts

Random thoughts

Lots of changes around here. My wife and I are officially empty-nesters: our youngest is off to college. The amount of cooking that doesn’t need to happen any more is truly amazing. That said, the SimpleTimer still helps me to cook fish once in a while – just a lot less of it. The flounder […]

Two years and counting..

Two years and counting..

The Painted Cubes opened for business about two years ago. SimpleSteak reached the beta stage by the end of April 2016. That is, I used it for the first time, and it worked. I tested SimpleSteak for a couple weeks, fixed a few bugs, and released it into the wild just before the Memorial Day […]

Hurricanes and such

Hurricanes and such

The original title of this post was “Grilling times!”. It was supposed to be a Labor Day post – happy grilling, be sure to use SimpleSteak. Between the hurricanes and all, that just didn’t seem a good idea. Consider donating to hurricane recovery efforts next time you grill something…