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February 12, 2011

Paper Sculpture by Junior Fritz Jacquet

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Expressive

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works

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by the

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young

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Paris-based

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artist.

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February 12, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a breadbox.

February 12, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: YouTube Deep Links

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Wait just a minute, joe: what the heck is a "Deep Link?"

I'm glad you asked.

Wrote J.D. Biersdorfer in her New York Times Q&A column's Tip of the Week, "Want to share just the good part of a long YouTube video with a friend and spare your pal from having to sit through the boring stuff at the beginning of the clip? Thanks to YouTube’s Deep Links feature, you can e-mail a URL that takes the recipient directly to a specific time within the video."

"To send a Deep Link, first copy the YouTube video's URL into your e-mail message, like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uprjmoSMJ-o. On the end of the address, add on the time code for the place you want to start in the clip. For example, if you want to direct your viewer to the section four minutes and 30 seconds into a clip, type #t=4m30s at the end of the video’s URL so the whole thing looks like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uprjmoSMJ-o#t=4m30s. When your recipient clicks on the link, the video loads and jumps to the spot you have indicated [top]."

"Google has more on using Deep Links with YouTube videos here."

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Very cool.

February 12, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Runic Eye Chart

Sample-large-runes

11" x 17" on glossy 12 point paper.

$9.99.

February 12, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Should you rent or buy?

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Jacob Goldstein's NPR story offers two tables (above and below)

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full of information for cities around the U.S. (click on the tables in the NPR story to enlarge them).

February 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Giant gumball machine is 7 feet tall and holds over 14,000 gumballs

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"Will keep you in gumballs for about... the rest of your life!"

"Employs classic mechanism used since the 1960s, gumballs are always pushed out to the edge and visible."

$3,900.

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February 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Qwiki.com — Multimedia encyclopedia goes live

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Excerpts from Melissa Bell's February 6, 2011 Washington Post review follow.

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Picture a science-fiction movie, the Web site founder said: In some distant future, the intrepid extraterrestrial hero reaches for his computer and types in a question: "What is Earth?" Pictures flip across the screen, faster and faster, until the machine pauses on an image of a blue-and-green planet. The camera pans in as the planet starts to rotate. A soothing, female voice starts speaking: "Earth is the third planet from the sun . . . "

This science-fiction future "starts right here, in this room today," Doug Imbruce told the audience at a technology conference and start-up competition sponsored by Tech Crunch last fall. Then Imbruce launched into a pitch of his new site, Qwiki.com, intriguingly subtitled "the Information Experience."

A multimedia encyclopedia, Qwiki.com combines the best of both science and art, Imbruce went on to say. The science refers to Qwiki's search engine, which crawls through the Internet, pulling together text, videos and photographs of whatever search term is entered. The art? Well, it was obvious.

The judges were impressed, awarding Qwiki the top prize for a start-up. Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim liked Qwiki so much that they invested $8 million in the project in January. The Web site opened to the general public last week riding high on the news of the investment.

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Fair warning: there goes the day.

February 12, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Love in the Box Earrings

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"Resin shadow box earrings

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with gold heart inside,

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in black or white."

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$70.

February 12, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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