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Portland Will Soon Have a Spot for Czech Breakfast Pastries Downtown

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A selection of kolaches at a Texas bakery

Good Coffee will join Doug Adams’ Bullard in the soon-to-open Woodlark Hotel, serving grab-and-go breakfast kolaches made by the ‘Top Chef’ alum

The new pastry hitting downtown Portland isn’t a doughnut, but it’s close. Kolaches, a fluffy, filled pastry with Czech origins, will arrive at the incoming Good Coffee opening within the Woodlark hotel. Woodlark, for those who don’t know, is also the home of Top Chef finalist and Imperial alum Doug Adams, who will open his barbecue-heavy restaurant Bullard in December.

Adams is the mastermind behind the kolaches, which will have his signature Texas-meets-Oregon twang to them. He’s set on one kolache filled with Zenner’s jalapeno and cheddar sausage — the flavor is his take on the traditional Texas-style kolache, a variation that developed after a wave of European immigration to Texas in the 1880s. Adams is also playing around with flavors like grilled apples and smoked salmon with dill and creme fraiche, and plans to use meat ends from his smoker at Bullard for different rotating flavors. The selection will also include a kolache of the month, with fillings designed by local chefs. The chef says he grew up eating kolaches in Texas, a staple at events and family gatherings.

These breakfast pastries will be available at a cafe in the lobby from one of Portland’s rising star coffee companies. Good, which now has three locations across Portland, roasts and brews thoughtful and innovative coffee, served in chic and minimalist cafes with deep ties to the local community. Earlier this year, the company launched a rotating coffee blend called Common Good; 20 percent of its proceeds go to a chosen charity. The first Common Good roast is raising money for Kairos, an organization that provides high-quality education services and schooling to underserved Portland communities. This Good location will be the company’s first downtown coffee bar.

Beyond Good and Bullard, Woodlark will also be home to Abagail Hall, a cocktail bar from Adams and Multnomah Whiskey Library alum Jennifer Quist. All three businesses will open with the hotel this winter.

The Woodlark Hotel [Official]
Good Coffee [Official]
Bullard [Official]
Abagail Hall [Instagram]
All previous Bullard coverage [EPDX]
The 10 Most Anticipated Openings in Portland This Fall [EPDX]
Kairos [Official]
The Czech Pastry That Took Texas By Storm, And Keeps Gaining Strength [NPR]

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Issue Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates with the control panel

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Screenshot of WebFaction control panel Let's Encrypt section

Starting next week, our in-house developed ACME client will go live and you’ll be able to issue and install a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for the majority of your WebFaction hosted websites.

We will enable this feature in two waves. On Monday, the 17th of September, 2018 for all websites on cloud servers and, baring any major issues, for websites on shared servers a week later, on Monday, the 24th of September, 2018.

In order for our Let’s Encrypt certificate tool to work, the website you want to generate the certificate for should be resolving to the IP address of our server, either by having it’s NS records pointing to our nameservers or have it’s A records pointing to the web server’s IP address.

We’ve already updated our control panel documentation to include instructions on how to secure your websites, but if you have any questions feel free to raise a ticket and our support team will gladly answer any questions you might have.

Please note that there are currently three limitations on our custom ACME client:

  • there is no support for wildcard domains
  • it is not possible to enable or disable a Let’s Encrypt certificate using our API
  • no certificates for webfactional.com subdomains. If you have one in your https websites, you will need to remove it before issuing a certificate

All are in our road-map to work out in a future version.

Also note that Let’s Encrypt has set some rate limits, which you can review here. Our control panel will show an error if you try to hit them.

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BGR: ‘Apple to Deploy 1Password to All 123,000 Employees, Acquisition Talks Underway’

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Jonathan Geller, writing at BGR:

Apple acquires an average of 15 to 20 companies a year, according to CEO Tim Cook. Of that number, we only hear about a couple, as most of these acquisitions or aqcui-hires are not consumer-facing, nor disclosed. However, we have exclusively learned that Apple is planning an interesting partnership and a potential acquisition of AgileBits, maker of the popular password manager 1Password.

According to our source, after many months of planning, Apple plans to deploy 1Password internally to all 123,000 employees. This includes not just employees in Cupertino, but extends all the way to retail, too. Furthermore, the company is said to have carved out a deal that includes family plans, giving up to 5 family members of each employee a free license for 1Password.

Great news and a resounding endorsement of 1Password for AgileBits. But if Apple thinks 1Password is this good, an acquisition seems like an obvious next step.

It seems clear this leak came from AgileBits, though, which seems dumb on the part of whoever blabbed. The first rule of getting acquired by Apple is you don’t talk about getting acquired by Apple.

Update 1: Statement from 1Password on Twitter:

Rumours of my acquisition are completely false. My humans and I are happily independent and plan to remain so.

The more I think about it, the weirder this story seems. Why would Apple encourage employees to use a third-party password manager — even a great one like 1Password — over the system Keychain? If the Keychain isn’t good enough they should make the Keychain better.

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SE Hawthorne Boulevard, 1921

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SE Hawthorne Boulevard looking west towards SE 37th Avenue, 1921.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2009-009.1846.

 

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AaronPresley
322 days ago
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Had no idea that Hawthorne had a train track going down the middle of it.

Google Map of similar view:

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5120864,-122.626432,3a,75y,65.13h,83.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz-8Rz8hVaE88e4_GPL3B6w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Inside Amazon’s First No-Cashier, No-Checkout-Line Grocery Store

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Looks a lot like a miniature Whole Foods, which I suppose isn’t surprising.

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Repeatedly follow-up to show you care

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I knew a music publicist in New York City when she was at the peak of her success. A few of her clients had hits, so everyone wanted to work with her. She was flooded with new music.

Here's how she dealt with the flood:

Whenever someone would send their music, it would go into an inbox. That inbox was completely ignored.

Whenever someone would contact her to follow-up the first time, to ask if she'd received it, she would take their music out of that first inbox, and put it in a second inbox. That second inbox was also ignored.

Then if they followed-up with her a second time, asking again if she'd had the chance to listen, she would take their music out of the second inbox, and put it in a third inbox. That third inbox would get a listen if she had some spare time.

Finally, if they followed-up a third time, she would take their music out of the third inbox, and make it a priority to give it a real listen.

She saw the shocked look on my face, as she described this system. So she explained: “If someone doesn't care enough to follow-up a few times, I don't want to work with them.”

It wasn't ego. It was just a practical way to deal with a flood, and a pretty good filter for choosing new clients.

Maybe nobody else has an official system like this. But un-officially, they do. Overwhelmed people don't have time for all the random first-contacts. Patience and persistence separates you from the rest, and shows how much you care.

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AaronPresley
328 days ago
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A counter point: https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/920345778492620800
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