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July 29, 2009

Forgotten Bookmarks


"I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people every day."


"These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking


and weird things I find in those



[via Nerdcore]

July 29, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

USB Desktop Dunk Basketball Game


That's different.

From the website:


USB Desktop Dunk Basketball Game

An arcade at your desk — plug into a computer and play.

Even harried executives need a little down time — but they can still take a call while they’re playing Desktop Dunk.

No need for expensive batteries because your computer powers this game.

Enjoy a little hoops action when it’s break time — without even getting up from your desk.

This desktop basketball game plugs into any computer with a USB port so no batteries are needed.

Gather your co-workers (even include the boss!) and see who can score the most points in a 30-second round.

Includes four 1” basketballs and a 5’ USB cable.

LCD scoreboard keeps track of baskets.

Can be used with or without music.

Nothing to install on your computer.

For teens and adults.


"Harried executives" — hey, they're playing my song.

My advice would be not to include the boss unless you've already given notice.


July 29, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

bookofjoe App: Who wants to do it?


Goodness knows TechnoDolt™ here at boj World Headquarters©™® isn't the person.

So here's the deal: create an App for bookofjoe that's accepted by Apple.

We'll split the money.

You'll need a wheelbarrow to take your share to the bank.

I'm thinking the one that comes with Monopoly.

Now get with it.

I mean, there are college courses popping up everywhere offering app development skills.

There's gotta be someone out there who's taking one who reads bookofjoe.

Doesn't there?

July 29, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Zipper Fixer


Finally, something useful.

From the website:


Zipper Fixer

Quickly repair zippers or make them easier to use.

Don't struggle with pull tabs that are missing or too small to grasp.

In seconds, this replacement can be in place, making the zipper better than new.

Large (1-3/8" x 5/8") for luggage, sleeping bags, etc.; small (1" x 9/16") for jackets, purses, etc.



Set of 2: $7.95.

July 29, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Body & Fruit' — by Antony Gormley


"These, the first works encountered on entering the KUB, are two of Gormley's Expansion Works, made between 1990 and 1994. The skin, or sensory limit of the body, is extended through the application of consistent spars radiating from nodal points at the extremities of the body. These are linked together at their outer ends to form a continuous surface."


"Body (1991– 93, cast iron, 6 tons) and Fruit (1991– 93, cast iron, 1.25 tons) are derived from a body-mold in a clasped diving position. The hanging of these two sculptural objects sets up a relational field reconciling the human and planetary body and engaging the viewer in a gravitational field in which these large heavy objects hang just a few centimeters from the floor."


Up through October 4, 2009 at the Kunsthaus in Bregenz, Austria.

July 29, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Portion Pacer — Food Police Take Dead Aim At Dogs

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The Food Police have extended their purview from people to pets, putting their proverbial nose under the tent by inventing this new way of making a dog's breakfast that much less enjoyable.

I mean, why should people have to count calories and mind their manners and how fast they eat, only to watch wistfully as their dog dives nose-deep into their bowl, licking it clean in a Milan minute?

Why shouldn't everyone — man and canine alike — be equally miserable at mealtime?

Now they can.

From the website:


Portion Pacer™

Now it's easy to stop gulping — and what follows.

Here's an amazing and simple way to keep your dog from gulping down his food — and then vomiting it up because of all the air he took in.

It's amazing too to watch his habits change.

Made of dishwasher-safe stainless steel, this 3.5" ball will get him to eat or drink more slowly.

And that means it helps prevent vomiting, choking and bloating that can lead to serious health problems.

The Portion Pacer ball is easy to use, too — just place in his regular food or water bowl(s).



I wonder what PETA's position is on this innovation, or if they're gonna sit this one out.


Could you buy a 3.5"Ø stainless steel ball for less somewhere else?


But why would you?

July 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

bookofjoe MoneyMaker©™® — Lensless Glasses


Yo, joe — you must be dreaming 'cause anyone who can fog a mirror knows these were invented centuries ago: you just sit on any pair and voilà, Bob's your uncle.

Yeah, yeah.

Here's the deal: What with all the excitement about radical advances in vision research such as enabling people who have had both eyes surgically removed to see, I got to thinking about a different approach to vision correction for those of us who wear glasses.

Very simple conceptually: project in front of the lensless spectacles a virtual scrim, consisting either of light precisely focused or a fine mist whose molecular basis is atmospheric water vapor, so as not to require a reservoir and pump in the glasses.

Now go and get rich with it.

July 29, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

July 29, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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