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April 13, 2008

Woopra: Live chat on bookofjoe — 'Coming soon'


What's this?

I immediately perked up when I saw they hadn't said "real soon now."

Always a good sign, the presence of that absence.

But I digress.

Do I want live chat here?

I think so, but I won't really know till I try it out.

"You can sign up for a free account today, but you might have to wait a little while for Woopra to approve your web site. The developers are still working on scaling the system to support a large number of accounts."



I've got plenty of time.

[via Al Brown, downloadsquad.com, GeekBrief.TV and TechCrunch]

April 13, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

April 13, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Right about now would be a good time...


April 13, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Do-It-Yourself Inground Sprinkler



From the website:

    Do-It-Yourself Inground Sprinkler

    The easy way to green grass.

    Here’s a permanent, hidden sprinkler that costs a fraction of the cost of an underground system.

    Click on your garden hose — no screwing.

    Sprinkler pops up as it waters up to 70 ft. diameter.

    Installs quickly and stays in place, adjusted as you set it.

    Simply mow over it.

    Includes sprinkler assembly, hose quick-connect, protection shell and cover, twine for determining location and layout guide.


April 13, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Wogging

"If you regularly walk about 30 minutes most days of the week, you are ready to start wogging."

So wrote Rachel Beckman in an item in the February 19, 2008 Washington Post Health section about a story in the March 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.

Wogging ".... means combining walking and jogging, though not necessarily at the same time," she added.

"The magazine's six-week wogging plan resembles interval training with recommended workouts such as walking for three minutes, jogging for seven and repeating it twice."

A jog could break out here on my treadmill at any moment.

Which reminds me of a wonderful joke from back in the day of Johnny Carson's monologue.

He was just standing there, doing what he did, when he remarked, "I was at a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out."

Silence from the studio audience.

I nearly fell off my couch laughing.

Then the audience slowly got it and a roar of laughter erupted.

Still one of my all-time favorite jokes.

April 13, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Buren World War I Telephone Dial Trench Watch


From the website:

Buren World War I Telephone Dial Trench Watch

Buren was named after the location of its initial start-up in a little village in Switzerland called Buren, located on the banks of the Aare.

The firm began in 1842 making watch parts.

In 1873, Buren started making complete watches and called themselves F Suter & Co.

F Suter & Co. continued with varying success to make watches with the trade name of 'Buren' for several years until it was taken over by the British firm of H Williamson Ltd in 1898.

H Williamson Ltd bought the Buren factory specifically to supply Swiss parts for the watches it was making in the UK.

This later led to a court case where Williamson was found guilty of selling 'English Made' watches with Swiss parts in them.

While H Williamson Ltd owned the Buren brand, they generally allowed the company to continue on its own, with them just being the parent company and receiving parts from them.

By 1905, Buren were making 500 watches a day, many of them for the parent company but some sold in Germany and the USA under the Buren name.

This is a lovely example of a Telephone Case Trench Watch.


Really unusual dial with luminous blobs with numerals over them.

Very rare.

Let's look at some of its attributes:

• Telephone dial case

• Lever movement

• Cathedral hands

• 35mm diameter

• Original crown

• Enamel dial

• Nickel case

• Wire lugs


Make an offer.

April 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack



The most powerful film I've seen this year.

Absolutely terrifying and absorbing from the get-go.

Anyone who doesn't believe Iraq is the most dangerous place on the planet must be in Sudan or Afghanistan.

Everyone — Iraqis both civilian and military, U.S. soldiers, foreign forces — lives on the edge of being blown to smithereens, anywhere, anytime.

Unimaginable — but that's irrelevant because it's real.

April 13, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

April 13, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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