Gadgets 018: Stovetop espresso maker, Seinfeld trick calendar generator, speed reading and more
This week, Mark is joined by Dean Putney to discuss the Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker and Coleman Water Carrier, as well as share their favorite gadgets to inspire productivity.
In episode 018, Mark Frauenfelder is joined by Boing Boing's software developer Dean Putney to discuss their favorite productivity gadgets — a free speed reading utility and a "Seinfeld" calendar generator. Also, Mark talks about his Bialetti 1-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker, and Dean talks about using a Coleman Water Carrier to keep water close while at home.
Bialetti Moka Express 1-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker ($(removed))
I’ve used one of these little stovetop coffee makers for years, and brought it with me to Rarotonga. I just started using it again. It make delicious coffee! Be careful about melting the handle, though.
Check out Ivan Hernandez's post about making Cuban coffee with one of these! Video below.
Best speed reader I’ve come across.
Coleman Water Carrier ($(removed))
Great for keeping water close at hand while camping or at home.
“Seinfeld” Calendar Generator (free)
Print a full year calendar so you can track your habits.
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