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February 14, 2010

Mt. Chipotle suddenly erupts in parking lot of Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville, Virginia

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You could look it up.

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Or just look at the picture up top taken on December 24, 2009, the first documented evidence of the unexpected appearance of a natural wonder right here in my Podunk town.

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Who says life isn't exciting?

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Long story short, from Ted Strong's front page story in yesterday's Charlottesville Daily Progress:

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The mountain of dirty snow, which initially appeared late last year after the winter's first big snowstorm, stood this past Friday at an all-time record height of 39.758 feet.

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The photos appearing here are just a small sampling of those to be found on the Mount Chipotle National Research Observatory website, which has all you could ever want to know about this remarkable transient wonder of the world and the project to characterize it and preserve its memory for eternity.

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If you have any interest in ascending it, though, you'd better make your way here pretty soon 'cause it's sunny and above freezing today and the landmark is shrinking as you read these words.

I wonder if it's been mapped yet.

NRO?

Street View?

Anyone?

February 14, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Early Bird Alarm Clock — 'Wake up to the tweet sound of birdsong'

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"Early Bird will awaken you gently and sweetly with woodsy chirping and a little bird icon that pulses with an amber glow."

$24.99.

February 14, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Back to the future: Telemedicine as envisioned in 1924

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Above, the cover of the April 1924 issue of Radio News, "circulation larger than any other radio publication," edited by Hugo Gernsback.

It appears on page 50 of the December 2009 issue of Anesthesiology News, where it accompanies a continuation of Larry Beresford's front page story, "Telemedicine Helps Guide Long Distance Intubation."

Alas, the picture's not included with the web version of the article.

Before getting out my scanner, just for the heck of it I put "radio news april 1924" in the Google Images search box and lo and behold, there it was, the first result.

Turns out Boing Boing's Mark Fraunfelder featured it on April 4, 2005.

Like I said: back to the future.

February 14, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Peglight

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Created by Cologne-based designer David Olschewski.

Wooden clothespins and electronic components.

53cm H x 22cm Ø.

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Apply within.

February 14, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

CovenantEyes — 'Fight Internet Temptation'

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Got addiction?

"Our accountability software monitors Internet use and emails reports to people you select."

Please, don't put me on your list 'cause I really don't want to know.

February 14, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Contact Lens Case

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$4.99.

You want color?

No problema: the iteration below

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is also $4.99 (contact lenses not included. But then, you probably knew that. If not, well, I really don't know what to tell you. But if it comes to me, I'll let know you. Promise.).

February 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What do you see?

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Answer here

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this time tomorrow.

February 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Happy St. Valentine's Day

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Say it with rainbow roses.

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Not Photoshopped, before you begin scoffing.

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You could look it up.

February 14, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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