Another random story from the weekend barbecue. At one point I found myself at the sink shucking corn with a woman who was a chef as it turned out. I asked, “what’s the best way to prepare this for a grill?” and she showed me. What you do is, peel back the husk maybe three quarters of the way down, pull away as much of the hair as you can, then push the husk back up and soak for an hour or two before grilling. The soak water boils inside the husk, cooking the corn. Update Check the comments for tips from Steve and Dave. Just in time for the holiday weekend!

Tali drives On our last vacation we spent a week driving around in a Honda Jazz. I got so used to the dinky little 1.3L engine that, when we returned, the family CR-V felt like a sports car.

A fond adieu

Late this week I’d come to the conclusion that some of my RSS-related activities would soon encroach on other, non-negotiable commitments. It was time to simplify. Among the negotiable commitments, I’m a little sad to say, was the RSS advisory board. While Dave’s announcement gave me pause, the factors informing my decision remain constant. Therefore, I am hereby resigning from the RSS advisory board.
In addition, I will no longer be able to provide support for the rss.scripting.com validator. I believe the validator serves an important purpose and provides unique, useful functionalities, such the daily validation service, that are not available elsewhere. I hope Dave will continue to improve on this great service.
I believe that RSS is in strong hands, and that this period of flux will provide a unique opportunity to bring RSS to the next level. I am grateful to Dave and the community for giving me these opportunities to serve, and especially to Dave for his friendship.
Over time and as time permits, I will continue to write tech notes and build applications right here on this weblog. Now I’m going to take a deep breath, go out and enjoy the rest of the beautiful sunny Sunday, and get ready for the busy week ahead. Thank you, everyone.

Michael Moore was on Friday’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Quote: Fahrenheit 9/11 “really is just my opinion. I could be right or wrong. I think I’m right. It’s my opinion, but the other guy could be right too. So, I think it’s, what’s great about this country is that everybody gets to express their opinion and let’s have the great debate, and hopefully we’ll end up with what’s best for the country.”

Went to a barbecue in the suburbs yesterday, to catch up with some old friends I haven’t seen in years. Playing out in the yard with my daughter, we took off our shoes and walked barefoot in the grass. If you live somewhere warm enough and green enough, do yourself a favor and go try it out.