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December 7, 2008

What's going on here?


Answer here


this time tomorrow.

December 7, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

USB Squid


Turns 1 USB port into 4.



December 7, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Newser — 'Know more. Search less.'


That sounds like a winning combination to me.

[via Virginia Heffernan's "The Medium" column in today's New York Times magazine}

December 7, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Zippo Hand Warmer


From the website:

    Zippo Hand Warmer

    Built for winter warriors, it features a high polish chrome finish, sleek and compact design, and fits easily into pockets, gloves and pants without the bulk of other warmers.

    The Hand Warmer uses Zippo premium lighter fluid to produce more than ten times the heat of traditional models and lasts for up to 24 hours.



$21.39 December 7, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

1 year performance video — 'Please watch for one year'


As any fool can plainly see, I lasted nine seconds.


[via Milena]

December 7, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

We get email: From Sruli Recht himself, inventor of the Umbuster Brass Knuckle Brolly


His communication came in on November 26 but for one reason or another I'm just getting around to it.

No matter, better late than never.

Turns out his prototype (above and below), featured here on October 4, 2008, generated so much heat he pushed it into production.

The designer's email:

Dear joe,

after some few years the non-product continuously known as the Umbuster has formally graduated from solid-world prototype to a bespoke-produced and purchasable boxed good.

Each handle is individually CNC-cut in a 16 hour process by the enduring Mr. Liu.


The umbrella itself is provided by the good Guy de Jean of France.

And finally packaged in the boxes designed with the good Snorri Már Snorrason here in Reykjavik Proper.


all the best,

sruli recht



"The Umbuster has been classified a Class 5 weapon by good and upright men and women of the Victorian Police."

You can learn all about how the Umbuster came to be right here.

December 7, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Subterranea Britannica — What lies beneath


A website devoted to "the study and investigation of all man-made and man-used underground places."

There goes the day.


Fair warning.

December 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Stoppy — 21st-century wedge


Invented in Australia, made in Germany.


From a website:


Wedges have myriad uses around the house.


Made from a flexible, weather-resistant rubber co-molded over a teardrop-shaped frame, this unique 1-1/16" thick wedge fits into gaps up to 3-1/2" wide.


The soft exterior layer grips without marring door and window frames or flooring.

Both stylish and functional.


Translucent or Blue.


December 7, 2008 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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