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April 21, 2011

Default Facebook Avatars

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From Neatorama:

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"Paris-based photographer Thomas M.

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made a set of pictures showing people

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as the default Facebook profile image."

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"He wrote, 'The aim of this project is to humanize the Facebook default avatar

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provided at the first login.'"

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[via walyou]

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I LIKE IT. WHAT IS IT?

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Woodblock poster by Anthony Burrill, 20" x 30", signed in pencil.

"Printed by Adams of Rye on 100% recycled paper using traditional woodblock printing techniques."

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$68.

[via Fancy]

April 21, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Wolfram Online Integrator

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"The world's only full-power integration solver."

Because you never know when you'll need to to solve an integral function.

[via Milena]

April 21, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Ring Flash Adapter

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From the website:

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Turns your regular old external flash into a pro-style ring flash.

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The Ring Flash Adapter is a reflective circle that attaches to the front of your external flash.

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It requires no batteries or cords because it uses the flash you already have.

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$40 (camera not included).

[via Fancy]

April 21, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Joe Btfsplk — Episode 2: Blast from the past

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Over six years ago I featured one of Al Capp's most memorable creations and last night I happened on the post, saw the unforgettable character (top) and knew he deserved a 2011 shout-out.

Which this is, being an encore of the February 6, 2005 3:01 p.m. entry.

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He was one of the great characters in Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip.

The world's most loving friend and worst jinx, he always traveled with a perpetually dark rain cloud over his head.

Once he appeared on any scene, dreadfully bad luck befell anyone in his vicinity.

Though well-meaning and gentle, his reputation preceded him such that he was very lonely and feared.

His creator, Al Capp, pronounced Btfsplk with a "raspberries" sound, aka a "Bronx cheer."

Seems I was busy doing something close to nothing the other day, walking around in my raspberry beret just like I do most of the time I'm not in the OR, and I got to thinking how, but for one lousy vowel, I could have a cool last name just like Joe B.

Joe Strt.

How great is that?

I mean, no one ever spells it right the first time anyway, so why not make it impossible?

It would be pronounced just the way it is with the "i" - Strt like "dirt."

One day I may just journey on down to the courthouse and do the necessary paperwork.

Einstein memorably said, "Everything should be as simple as possible - but no simpler."

Q.E.D.

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April 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Ruler Height Chart

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Measures up to 150cm (60") high; 25cm (10") wide.

"Folds in half for easy storage."

Keyhole wall mount.

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£25.

[via Fancy]

April 21, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Hobo Signs — Episode 2: Not safe for strangers

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From museSpace : "The following are hobo signs I copied out of a book called "Hobo Signs" by Stan Richards & Associates back when I spent time in Austin University's rare book library."

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Episode 1 on October 11, 2010 featured a postcard I happened on somewhere and put on my fridge years ago.

[via Milena]

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Ceramic Ginger Grater

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"With rows of sharp teeth, this durable grater effortlessly shreds fresh ginger root while leaving unwanted fibers behind. The ceramic surface is impervious to acids and oils and won't transfer flavors. A silicone ring on the base prevents slipping."

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$15.

[via Svpply]

April 21, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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