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January 30, 2008

Experts' Expert: J. D. Biersdorfer on how to tweak your iPod for audiobooks

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Ms. Biersdorfer is a nonpareil computer technology columnist for the New York Times whose January 24, 2008 "Tip of the Week" concluding her "Q&A" column appears above.

January 30, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Leather Car Floor Mats

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From the website:

    Leather Floor Mats

    The elegance and durability of leather — in a custom-fit mat.

    The look and feel of a vintage bomber jacket… the ease and comfort of that pair of loafers you’ve had re-soled over and over again… nothing compares to the timeless appeal of quality leather goods.

    These luxurious, durable mats are crafted from pressed, bonded leather and stitched with leather piping.

    Specially treated for moisture-resistance and textured for added comfort.

    Front and rear mats available in Brown [top], Tan, Gray and Black [below].

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$199-$229.

January 30, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Intolerable Beauty — Portraits of American Mass Consumption'

By Chris Jordan.

He writes, "My only caveat about this series is that the prints must be seen in person to be experienced the way they are intended."

Four pieces from his series "Running the Numbers" (above) are currently on view at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland (through February 29, 2008).

Subsequent shows are listed in the lower half of this page.

[via Michael O'Sullivan, whose review of the Montpelier Arts Center show appeared in the January 25, 2008 Washington Post]

January 30, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Multimodal Portable Timer/Alarm Clock

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From the website:

    Portable Timer/Alarm

    Our Portable Timer/Alarm is great for the hearing-impaired — simply switch it to vibration and/or flashing light mode.

    Use the alarms in any combination or all three at once!

    You also get two timers in one.

    Set it as an hour/minute timer or minute/second timer at the flick of a switch.

    Time up to 20 hours and/or 100 minutes.

    Timer counts up and down, pauses, and restarts.

    Extra-large LCD screen makes it easy to read day or night.

    Perfect as a bedside clock, travel alarm, kitchen timer, medication reminder and more.

    Features pocket clip and magnet mount.

    Uses 2 AAA batteries (included).

    1.75"W x 3"H x 1"D.

$16.98.

January 30, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

FixMyMovie.com — 'Total video makeover'

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Upload your original cellphone, webcam or digital camera video "... and the site improves the image quality considerably by increasing the number of pixels in each frame four to nine times," according to the February, 2008 issue of Popular Science.

Free — the way it should be.

January 30, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

January 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

'Secrets of the Parthenon'

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"How did the ancient Athenians build this near-flawless icon of Greece's Golden Age?"

And, I might add, they did it in less than nine years.

I watched the above-titled hour-long show, part of PBS's NOVA series, last night.

It was superb and I recommend it highly.

The program will be rebroadcast over the next week at various times, depending on your location: find out when here.

January 30, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Atomic Food Containers — Now maybe they'll leave your lunch alone

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From the website:

    Atomic Food Containers

    Labeled with "Nuclear Waste," "Biodangerous" and "Experimental Meal" labels, these containers are sized to nest for storage.

    Dishwasher- and microwave-safe plastic with sealable air vent.

    Largest bowl and lid is 6¼" diameter.

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Set of 3 pictured: $12.95.

January 30, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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