October 16, 2011
How to enable right click with an Apple Magic Mouse
I know this to be true because after watching the video (well, OK, I admit I needed three viewings — don't hate on me too much) I was able to right click with my Magic Mouse whereas before I hadn't a clue.
Smell of Books e-book Enhancer
From the website:
The Smell of e-Books Just Got Better
Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there's something missing from your reading experience?
Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don't smell right?
If you've been hesitant to jump on the e-book bandwagon, you're not alone.
Book lovers everywhere have resisted digital books because they still don't compare to the experience of reading a good old-fashioned paper book.
But all that is changing, thanks to Smell of Books™, a revolutionary new aerosol e-book enhancer.
Now you can finally enjoy reading e-books without giving up the smell you love so much.
With Smell of Books you can have the best of both worlds, the convenience of an e-book and the smell of your favorite paper book.
Smell of Books is compatible with a wide range of e-reading devices and e-book formats and is 100% DRM-compatible.
Whether you read your e-books on a Kindle or an iPhone using Stanza, Smell of Books will bring back that real book smell you miss so much.
Also available: Crunchy Bacon Scent; Scent of Sensibility; Classic Musty; Eau, You Have Cats.
freelancer.com — "2.8 million freelancers offering every service you can imagine"
Wrote Thomas L. Friedman in Sunday's New York Times, "Matt Barrie is the founder of freelancer.com, which today lists 2.8 million freelancers offering every service you can imagine. 'The whole world is connecting up now at an incredibly rapid pace,' says Barrie, and many of these people are coming to freelancer.com to offer their talents. Barrie says he describes this rising global army of freelancers the way he describes his own team: 'They all have Ph.D.'s. They are poor, hungry and driven: P.H.D.'"
"Barrie offered me a few examples on his site right now: Someone is looking for a designer to design 'a fully functioning dune buggy.' Forty people are now bidding on the job at an average price of $268. Someone is looking for an architect to design 'a car-washing cafe.' Thirty-seven people are bidding on that job at an average price of $168. Someone is looking to produce 'six formulations of chewing gum' suitable for the Australian market. Two people are bidding at an average price of $375. When Barrie needed a five-word speech to accept a Webby Award, he offered $1,000 for the best idea. He got 2,730 entries and accepted 'The Tech Boom Is Back.' Someone looking for 'a rap song to help Chinese students learn English' has three bids averaging $157."
Fantastic Eames Chair
Charles and Ray Eames Herman Miller DKW chair, 1950s.
Black steel wire frame with leather upholstery on walnut dowel legs.
Talk about overbuilt.
I'm amazed that the chair brought only $400 at auction in 2009.
"Portrait of Constance Mayer" — Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Wrote Holland Cotter in a September 29 New York Times review, "[Prud'hon did not] ever surpass, in intimacy, his chalk portrait of his lover Constance Mayer, who eventually killed herself out of fear he would leave her. After her death he gave the image of her tense, fiercely smiling face to a friend to keep. He couldn't bear to look at at it."
The drawing is among the 80 masterworks on paper on display in the show "David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings From the Louvre," which runs through December 31 at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
Think outside the chip space.
A 2008 design by Pititas Waiwiriya.
Plastic; 4.25"H x 3"W x 0.375"D.
16 clips, four of each color: $15.
50 No-Handed Bike Moves
Ed Ruscha Beach/Bath Towel — Limited Edition
100% cotton, 60" x 70".