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January 5, 2009

And you thought your first day back was tough...

[via Milena]

January 5, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Rechargeable Heated Insoles


From websites:

Rechargeable Heated Insoles


Unlike typical heated insoles that require clunky external battery packs and wires, these cordless insoles have embedded rechargeable batteries that deliver enough heat to keep feet at a comfortable 98.6° F for up to eight hours of skiing, sledding, or snowshoeing.

The wafer-thin lithium-ion cells are virtually undetectable and can be recharged up to 500 times with no battery "memory," ensuring a consistently lengthy operation with each use (requires eight-hour charge from AC adapter).


The insole's six-layer design includes a shock-absorbing, ergonomic polyurethane base while a layer of heat-retaining synthetic material staves off frigid temperatures.

Carrying pouch holds insoles and included lightweight recharging adapter.


Plugs into AC.



January 5, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

No Speed Limit Autobahn Sign


From the website:

    No Speed Limit Autobahn Sign

    If you've been fortunate enough to drive on the Autobahn you'll smile when you see this sign.

    It tells drivers pedal to the metal, go as fast as you dare.

    While we can only dream of such privileges here in the States, I'm bringing this dream to you.

    Hang it in your garage in front of your car, sit in the driver's seat and take a little fantasy ride.

    Made from 24-gauge steel, it's a large 14" in diameter and is ready for hanging.


January 5, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

January 5, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Two ways of looking at time


Above, what you'll find at the top of the New York Times web page with Michelle Slatalla's recent essay.

Below, what appears at the end of the essay.


Here is my question: When I refer to something published online on one day and then read it in the next day's paper, what's the best way to reference it?

If I say "today's paper" and you click on the link and see yesterday's date, you'll say joe's losing his marbles even faster than was already evident.

Yet writing "published online yesterday" is cumbersome and awkward.

Suggestions are welcome from anyone who's got one.

Even more so if you don't.

Wait a minute....

January 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Wall Plate Digital Thermometer — Episode 2: Hygrometer


They've been busy out back in the wall plate skunk works the past few years — to be precise, since October 7, 2005 when the Wall Plate Digital Thermometer made its debut in Episode 1.

Three plus years have gone by and by golly, they've managed to cram in a relative humidity readout in the same space.

From the website:

    Wall Plate Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer

    Track temperature and relative humidity with digital readouts right at the top of this switch plate.

    Rear switch selects ºF or ºC; plate installs simply — without wiring.

    Includes battery.



White or Ivory.


January 5, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Do-Re-Mi's of personality — What your musical tastes say about you

Girl, you know it's true.

January 5, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (8) | TrackBack

Ultrasonic Vegetable Cleaner


Oh, what the heck — why not?

    Ultrasonic Vegetable Cleaner

    This chemical-free cleaner uses ultrasonic waves in water to remove dirt from the hard-to-reach crevices of fruits and vegetables.

    Also applicable for cleaning silverware, its 3-3/4-gallon water reservoir can hold a dozen large potatoes or six ears of sweet corn (or six place-settings of silverware).

    Once submerged, a simple touch of a button initiates cleaning; 40 KHz oscillations using one of the three settings (fruit and vegetables, corn, or dishes) dislodge dirt to clean your comestibles in only 10 minutes.

    The cavitation bubbles generated by the ultrasonic vibrations are strong enough to remove residual food from dishes, even after [they've been] sitting out for a day.

    A drain hose allows you to empty water conveniently into your sink.

    18-1/2"L x 10-3/4"W x 8-3/4"D.

    Made in Germany.


Me, I'm waiting for Version 2.0; I heard it's got a laser.

$499.95 (vegetables included? Sure. Just make sure you ask for express delivery, would be my advice).

January 5, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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