Lots of posting going on in the South Florida blogosphere. The Art Basel Hype Machine is slowly winding up but hasn't quite hit full speed yet. Get ready. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Because surely you've always wondered how Critical Miami configures his Mac.
My current machine is a 2010 15” MacBook Pro bought used on ebay. I upgraded it to 8 GB of memory and a 512 GB SSD from Crucial. I use this computer at home and as my main computer at work every day. Here’s how it’s configured[...]B- The latest on the Alan Gross case from The Cuban Triangle.
Of course Mr. Gross was making plenty of money too, and it sort of jumps off the page that the lawsuit assigns responsibility to everyone but Mr. Gross for the trips that he himself made to Cuba, even after perceiving the dangers. It should also be noted that while Mr. Gross was issuing his warnings, he also continued his modus operandi of traveling to Cuba along with American Jewish delegations and having unwitting members of those delegations carry some of his equipment. Not a nice guy.C- Eye on Miami notes a Biscayne Times article on the drive to bring casinos to Miami.
The article names supporters, lobbyists, funding, Pac's and identifies which politicians got money from Genting and other gambling interests. I am very interested to know where casino money is going. It is all there: A primer on the issue for beginners and political wonks alike.D- What is a Big Rain Day? Go Hydrology! answers.
E- Florida Keys Girl highly recommends Piola in Hallandale for their pizza.
Both pies were absolutely delicious. They had a bit more oil than the bone-dry style of Onlywood, but were nonetheless really satisfying. (And not just because we were starving and nothing else was open, either!)F- Shorter Gun Free Zone...
They're coming to take our guns away and if they do they'll suffer Unintended Consequences!!!G- Curbed Miami shows us an $18.5 million penthouse at Ocean House in SoFi.
The unit, at 4,176 square feet, comes with four bedrooms and 5.5 baths, an oceanview rooftop pool, a 100 inch TV, a $500,000 audio/video and home automation system, hidden LED TVs in all the bathrooms, an outdoor gas fire pit, and a rooftop garden with full size palm trees.H- Photos of last night's Brickell Art Walk Pre-Art Basel Week are up at Soul of Miami.
I- Looking for a map of Miami's Happy Hours? Eater Miami has one.
Some are tried and true, others are brand new, like Bloom's happy hour set to launch next week in Wynwood. Thirsty patrons of Miami, look no further, this is your answer for where to go for a refreshing drink special on any day of the week with the Miami Happy Hour Map.J- Obalesque imagines some parallels between the Marlins and Fidel Castro and proceeds accordingly.
Maybe Marlins fans should reach into Miami history and try other techniques. How about a few explosive devices planted in the cars of Marlins officials and their sympathizers (a/k/a/ (“agents”)? That was popular for a while down here. Are there any sportsholes and radio hosts who defended the latest fire sale? Do they drive?