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July 10, 2010

Check if a friend has blocked you on Facebook


Jan-Phillip Wittrin sent me a link to this page.

It's kind of a time machine, in that it lets you find how who used to be your friend, before you... well, never mind, no need to bring that up again, what?

Must be a lot of jilted people out there, what with nearly 1,900 "People like this"/Thumbs ups.

But alas, it's never as easy as it's made out to be.

File under "The client's story never sounds better than the first time you hear it."

'Cause you have to follow "these two simple steps."

Note to self: Whenever someone says something is simple, run — don't walk — for the nearest Escape key.

July 10, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Yeti BBQ Mug


Who knew Yetis liked weenie roasts?

Now you do.


July 10, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"Play quantum leapfrog"


Great ad.

Except for one thing: What does it have to do with quantum theory?


Rather, it's a visual representation of a quantum leap, it would appear.

Which is generally considered to be a greater conceptual distance than what we see above.

But it's still a cool ad, if for no other reason than it introduces to the Zeitgeist a word which doesn't appear nearly often enough.

I happened on the ad in the April 3, 2010 issue of The Economist.

July 10, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Cheap Lightweight Portable Peel-and-Stick Whiteboard


From the website:


Durable washable vinyl you can move and remove — cut with a scissors to any size or shape.

4' x 6' whiteboard at Staples runs $229 vs. $25 for our version.

3 sizes [top]: 12" x 18"; 2' x 3'; 4' x 6'.

Great for kid's rooms.

Details here.


Too bad about the name, though: "WhiteyBoard?"

There goes the inner city market.

Should've run it by me first.

Oh, well.

$10-$25, depending on size.

[via JKO]

July 10, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to make glue from milk


Looks easy enough.

Let me know how yours comes out.

[via bennybb and summerpierre]

July 10, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

"Star Wars" Soap


Created by



The script above, loosely translated, reads "Won't harm Lightsabers."

[via Nerdcore, FanboyNerd Approved and 7Gadgets]

July 10, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Clue: It's not man-made.

Clue #2: It's not Photoshopped.

That's enough.

July 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

DownRightNow.com — "One screen to view them all"


It is what it says.

What with Twitter being down on average at least once a day — and that's not counting the occasional Fail Whales that regularly pepper the site — it's sort of like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Did you know that both "dwarfs and dwarves" are correct?

I wonder why Disney chose the former for the 1937 classic?

But I digress.

In the case of DownRightNow, it's Twitter and the Eight Others.

That works.

Or doesn't, as the case may be.

But perhaps you're a Google Girl, living in a Google World — "Life in plastic, it's fantastic!"

But I digress yet again.

For you there's the Google Apps Status Dashboard,


which currently tracks 13 Google Apps.

Finally, downforeveryoneorjustme.com lets you drill down on any site on the Internets and see if their tube is open.

[via J.D. Biersdorfer and the New York Times]

July 10, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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