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In case it wasn't entirely clear....

July 20, 2006 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Stealth Knife


From the website:

    Universal Knife

    The one utensil your kitchen shouldn't be without.

    Uniquely-shaped knife allows you to scoop out lasagna, cakes, and other casseroles without any of the fuss.

    Made of high-density plastic so it's safe for most non-stick cookware.

    Features a smooth, ergonomically-designed handle and serrated edge for uniform cutting.




Note: Even though this knife won't show up on the X-ray machine at airport security, I'd recommend you not try to carry it aboard a plane.

If they search your carry-on and happen upon it, at the very least you'll miss your plane.

Don't go there.

Originally $3.99 but now reduced 50% to fly off the website at $1.99.

July 20, 2006 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

unipeak.com — Access blocked websites


It's easy: even I can do it.

All you do is go to unipeak.com and put the URL of the blocked site into their search box.

Up comes the site within unipeak's virtual confines.

Bonus: your computer's IP address is automatically encrypted "so that you are untraceable."

Even better: it's free.

Now no one — not even in Mumbai or Delhi — has an excuse for not checking in here.

July 20, 2006 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Gerhard Richter Clock Radio


If the great German artist were to paint a clock radio it might well look like this.

From the website:

    Mesh Clock Radio

    This clock has a supersized face and a soft touch.

    The Mesh Clock Radio has 2" numbers and a soft mesh screen to make them easy on the eyes.

    • Alarm function with crescendo beep or AM/FM radio

    • 12- or 24-hour display format

    • Dimmable LED light

    • Sleep timer

    • Snooze alarm

    • DC adapter included

    • 9"W x 4¼"H x 2½"D




July 20, 2006 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints From joeeze: The very best of Martha Stewart Living


The new (August) issue contains the very best organizing tips published during the magazine's 15 year history, "including how to create a sewing kit in a Mason jar and an office in a toy or linen chest," wrote Liz Seymour in today's Washington Post Home section piece.

The magazine will be at newstands everywhere.

Nice color palette


for the website's logo.

July 20, 2006 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Leather Thimble


From the website:

    Leather Thimble

    A welcome improvement over stiff, ordinary metal thimbles.

    This one's designed in soft leather and elastic for flexible comfort that won't hinder your movement.

    Great for crafters — stretches with your fingers and won't slip off so you can keep it on while working.

    3-1/8"L x 1-1/2"W x 1/8"D.

    One size fits all.


July 20, 2006 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Papers of Francis Crick — 'The cleverest person I have ever met'


That's how other scientists routinely described him (above, right, with James D. Watson in 1953, soon after their epochal description of the structure of DNA, for which they would receive the Nobel Prize in 1962), according to Matt Ridley's new biography, which I just started last evening.

I bought the book after reading Nicholas Wade's rave review in the July 11 New York Times.

As is my wont, I begin a book by reading everything but the book itself: the dust jacket, the table of contents, the dedication, sources and acknowledgements, a note on the type, anything and everything not the text.

In the course of my preliminary nosing around I read that "Some of his [Crick's] letters, lecture notes, and drafts of papers can now be found on the Internet at http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/."

And so they can.

Here's a link to an excerpt of Chapter 1 of Ridley's book.

More about Crick (below),


who died in 2004 at the age of 88, here.

July 20, 2006 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

StopLost — Never again leave something important behind


From the website:

    Mini Reminder™

    Never again leave your wallet, keys, cell phone or other valuables behind

    Do you somehow always manage to misplace, lose or leave behind everything from an umbrella to your wallet?

    Or have you had your purse stolen in a store or restaurant?

    You're not alone.

    Before you lose one more thing, try the Mini Reminder™.

    This compact, two-piece transmitter/receiver system can be attached to cell phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, purses, briefcases or other valuables.

    When you become separated from your belongings by 10 or 25 feet (you set the range), Mini Reminder [the transmitter is shown above, the receiver below] alerts you with vibrations and beeps.

    It's a small price to pay for big dividends, including peace of mind.

    Use it to monitor pets and children too.

    Receiver requires one AAA battery (included).



"Mini Reminder"?

What were they thinking?

A dumb, uninformative and boring name for a really nifty product.

Whoever created it (the name — not the product, booboo) needs to sign up for the 2006 bookofjoe Naming and Branding Seminar™.

Hold on a sec — let me check to see if there are still openings... yeah, I can take two more people.

As if.


July 20, 2006 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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