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September 18, 2010

Time Machine: New York City on film since 1896

Moving pictures:

New York City

through

the years.

[via Steven Leckart]

September 18, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sushi Stapler

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Uses #10 staples (included). 

3"L x 1"W x 1.5"H.

Salmon, Shrimp or Tuna.

Apiece, $4.95.

[via Tasteologie]

September 18, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Know Your Meme

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"Meme" is one of those words everyone's heard but no one can define with any precision.

This site's self-declared mission is "documenting internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more."

Fair warning: there goes the day.

September 18, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Flat pet collar ID tags

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I've been reluctant to put a collar on Gray Cat because she's at heart an outdoor cat, a neighborhood stray for years, who was kind enough to grace my life by agreeing to dine and sleep inside, as well as doze on my lap for hours every night while I read before bed.

From time to time she chooses to spend the night outdoors, hunting and doing what cats do after dark.

Even though there is very little traffic down at the end of my cul-de-sac, I realize it is possible that she could get a better offer and take off.

So I've decided to get her a collar and have her chipped.

But she needs to have ID and give notice that there's a chip present, and that's where I'd been flummoxed for a few days, what with all the cat collar ID sites featuring only various sorts of dangling tags and such.

Until I happened on the Lucky Pet website wherein it says "Our collar tags [top] are stylish, chew-proof and SILENT. They lay flat against the collar and are held in place by a fastener molded into the back that opens and closes to go around the collar."

Sold.

September 18, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (12) | TrackBack

"Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race" — by Jon Stewart

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His new book, quite amusingly and favorably reviewed in yesterday's New York Times by Janet Maslin, comes out Tuesday.

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excerpts.

September 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Kuhn Rikon Safety Lid Lifter Can Opener

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Marsh Gardiner reviewed this device in the latest edition of Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools, edited by Oliver Hulland, as follows:

"It may be a terribly long and unwieldy name, but it is far and away the coolest can opener I have ever used."

"Why? The blade cuts into the can 'below' the rim so the lid never falls into the food, and the blade doesn't touch the food either. You can use it to open 'pop top' lids as well. A can opened with this tool will have no sharp edges. Apparently it works for both righties and lefties (not tried). Best of all you can challenge your friends by handing them the opener and a can and watch them figure out how to use it."

$19.99.

For many years I have used this Rösle opener which does the same thing to the lid.

However, mine is a bit tricky to operate and only works for righthanders and requires quite a bit of effort to turn it.

I'm always on the lookout for a better can opener so I await the arrival of this new one with much anticipation.

September 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

SaveYouTube.com — "Save YouTube videos"

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You know how sometimes a YouTube video will get taken down for one reason or another before you get a chance to see it?

Well, this site purports to "save YouTube videos to your hard drive in any format."

Long ago I learned to take a screen shot or save images or documents of interest to my desktop/hard drive because otherwise, when you say you saw this, that or the other online somewhere and someone says "send me the link" and it turns out to be dead, well, it's hard for them to believe you're not confabulating.

Be careful: I'm a TechnoDolt™ on a Mac so I haven't tried it and I take no responsibility should it crash your computer.

Fair warning.

[via Jonathan Glassow]

September 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Compact USB to AC wall plug adapter

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It's included with the Amazon Kindle II and later models and comes with a cable that also connects the Kindle to a computer's USB port for recharging.

$19.99.

[via the blog @ Consumer Pla.net]

September 18, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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