September 12, 2012
Life in the Hobbit Hole
Wrote reader Jerry Young,
"Yes, a guy actually lives
in this little hobbit hole,
and he seems
rather sane to me."
From The Tiny Life: "When you hear the word 'hobbit,' immediately you think small, but I didn't think this small. The Hobbit Hole is a 'miniscule place of peace' and he isn't kidding — this house is all of four feet tall. You enter through a small door and make your way along a curve into what looks like a burrow. In addition, he has built a bath hut and a sauna on the two acres that he leases for $100 a year."
See video below
for his story.
bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: 3M Document Holder Wedge [Blast from the past]
First featured here over seven years ago (August 6, 2005, for those who need more than a vague referral), this device is in daily use at boj World HQ.
Holds varied paper sizes such as letter, legal, and A4 in portrait or landscape orientation.
Small, compact design is weighted to prevent tipping and unobtrusive on desktop.
Spring–action clip secures documents and holds up to 20 sheets at a time.
Keeps paper in easy-to-read upright position.
Works nicely for phone messages and notes.
4.5"W x 3.7"L x 2"H.
How to answer the phone if you're deaf — Rowan Atkinson gives a lesson (video)
about yesterday's post featuring Emma Watson as "the most dangerous celebrity online."
Videre credere est.*
*Note the word order above, different from the word order used here before (videre est credere).
My Crack Latinist Team®™© — new to many of you, no doubt, but in fact a long-standing group here at boj World HQ©™® — is on this like a barnacle on a rock.
Having Flautist as a regular here makes boj different from any other blog or website in the world.
And you can quote me.
Storm Cloud Downspout
Designed by Russian industrial designer Дмитрий Куляев for Art Lebedev studio.
Helpful Hints from joeeze: Cream of Tartar is a universal stain remover
Already my joining Pinterest this past Saturday is paying dividends.
I happened across the pearl up top in my wanderings there.
I never knew that — you?
Keychain Virtual Keyboard
Is that a keyboard in your pocket or....?
From The Awesomer: "A pocket-size version of the popular virtual laser keyboard, this compact new model pairs with smartphones, tablets, and any other Bluetooth-enabled device to provide a tabletop typewriter."
This strikes me as the sort of thing that, if you were isolated and without any other keyboard access, you could master and learn to love.
Absent those circumstances, not gonna happen.
I've spoken with one person who tried the original laser virtual keyboard: He pronounced it "useless" as a result of the lack of haptic feedback.
No worse in that respect than the iPad, though — and at least you get a full-size "keyboard" to pound on.
iClarified — fanboy heaven
A giant Apple users group.
Fair warning: There goes the day.
Atari 2600 Joystick Earrings
"They're made by Etsy seller Catrina's Toybox using polymer clay."
"She used a touch of paint to add the detailed directional markers, and even gave them that worn feel that used to always happen after your sweaty palms were resting on the joystick for marathon Pitfall sessions."