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February 16, 2011

Nokia going down

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From a February 10, 2011 Economist story quoting Nokia CEO Stephen Elop: "'We are standing on a burning [oil] platform,' he wrote in a memo to all 132,000 employees of the world’s biggest handset-maker. If Nokia did not want to be consumed by the flames, it had no choice but to plunge into the 'icy waters' below."

The graphic up top says it all: Apple's current phone market share of less than 5% produces over 50% of the industry's profits.

February 16, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Turn the Season Rug

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Designed by Netherlands-based Yvette Laduk.

92" x 61" (236cm x 155cm).

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Inquiries: info@yldesign.nl

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February 16, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Flowers On The Wall" — Statler Brothers

This classic 1965 song, along with its earworm-generating music, has wonderful lyrics (below), which I'd never really looked at until today.

How great to be able to sing along.

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I keep hearing you're concerned about my happiness
But all that thought you're giving me is conscience, I guess
If I were walking in your shoes I wouldn't worry none
While you and your friends are worrying 'bout me, I'm having lots of fun

Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

Last night I dressed in tails pretended I was on the town
As long as I can dream it's hard to slow this swinger down
So please don't give a thought to me I'm really doing fine
You can always find me here and having quite a time

Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

It's good to see you, I must go, I know I look a fright
Anyway my eyes are not accustomed to this light
And my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete
So I must go back to my room and make my day complete

Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

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Happy St. Valentine's Day+2.

 

February 16, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

MY ICE CREAM YOUR ICE CREAM

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"Silver-plated teaspoon set made from recycled vintage flatware."

Love it.

$24.

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February 16, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Is your insomnia the result of your computer screen?

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In yesterday's Washington Post Health section Greg Linch reported on how the light from a computer or iPad screen may potentially disrupt the brain's melatonin production and cause insomnia.

He then described an interesting desktop application called f.lux, which "adjusts a computer screen's color throughout the day. During daylight hours, the screen's undertone is the familiar blue. As sundown approaches, it begins transitioning to a warm shade of red-orange. In the morning, it's cool blue again."

The software application, which launched in February 2009, works with Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Free, the way we like it.

February 16, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (10) | TrackBack

Cajun in Your Pocket

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From the website:

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Let the spices roll from the bayou and into your ears as you pull out the remedy for every situation: Cajun in Your Pocket!

Hear the crawdads tap dance as they hear "OO, I love you like a pig loves corn!"

Watch as the gators spin to the sounds of "Aieee!" and "We gon pass a good time, yeah, cher."

For someone unfamiliar with this good time dialect, it will sound like a whole new language.

A steamy language that beckons: "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" which translates to "Let the good times roll".

Whip out the gumbo and the jumbo shrimp because your inner Cajun's breakin out of its cage.

Six Authentic Cajun Phrases To Help You Integrate:

• "We gon pass a good time, yeah, cher" ( We're going to have a good time, baby!).

• "Aieee!" (An exclamation, heard in many Cajun songs signifying a temperature rise).

• "Oo, I love you like a pig loves corn" (Cajuns like pigs, pigs like corn).

• "You gotta suck da head on dem der crawfish" (You must suck on the crawfish head to release the tasty juices).

• "Laissez les bons temps rouler" (Let the good times roll).

• "Oo, cher look like you gotta Cajun in Your Pocket" (You're starting to get a lil' flavor in your plain ol' boring vanilla ol' stew).

Requires 3 AAA batteries (included).

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Wert

$9.99 (shrimp not included).

February 16, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Coca-Cola's secret formula discovered at long last

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That's it above.

According to yesterday's TIME NewsFeed story, "Producers of the radio program 'This American Life' came across an article on the history of Coca-Cola in an old copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Coca-Cola's hometown newspaper. Published on page 2B on February 18, 1979, the article received little attention at the time. But, producers say, that's because no one realized the photo used to illustrate the story is a hand-written copy of John Pemberton's original recipe, jotted down by a friend in a leather-bound recipe book of ointments and medicines, and passed down by friends and family for generations."

Qwert

"The 'This American Life' team enlisted experts and ordinary citizens alike to taste-test the original formula. It was pretty close — some people couldn't differentiate it from the real thing — but the radio show couldn't hit the nail on the head."

February 16, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

MemoRing

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"The ring can memorize an important photograph and your favorite music."

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"You can be with your sweet memories at any time."

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Win or Mac.

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2GB.

Memoring-5

¥3,000.

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February 16, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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