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August 27, 2011

Joe Spector's Uzbek Food Blog


Photos, descriptions and most important,


recipes for some of Joe Spector's favorite dishes.


He writes, "I love food. I love making it and eating it. I love the cultural aspects of food. As a Soviet Union emigrant, Uzbekistan food is something I still remember and cherish from my past."


Pictured from the top down: Suzma; katyk; mastava soup; kifta shurva soup with meatballs; meat pie.


[via my Crack Kraków Korrespondent Tomasz Dąbrowski]

August 27, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Ceramic Skulls














Katsuyo Aoki



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"Predictive Dreams."


Here, the artist at work.

[via Hurricane Vanessa and WASTED TALENT]

August 27, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Word up: How Zite readers spread the news

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Above, an interesting graphic from Zite's blog.

Apparently CNN is buying/has bought Zite for $25 million.

Sure hope they don't mess it up because from where I'm walking on the treadmill it easily trumps Flipboard and Pulse on the iPad.

[via Ray Earhart]

August 27, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Minimalist Kitchen Scale


What you get if you cross an iPhone with culinary aspirations.


[via Fancy]

August 27, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What do you get when you cross Post-its with Stickies? Post-it PopNotes


3M's finally twigged and after 31 years is trying to drag its Post-it notes business into the the digital era.


Wrote James R. Hagerty in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, "The conglomerate, whose thousands of products range from Scotch tape to battery components, unveiled a free [the way we like it] software application, available from Apple Inc.'s online iTunes App Store, that lets people send and receive what 3M calls Post-it PopNotes on Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. People can use the app to send scrawled or typed comments and reminders to themselves or others, the company said."


"The electronic notes can be set to pop up at a certain time or whenever the recipient is in a particular location found by global-positioning technology. People might set up notes that would pop up on their iPhones when they went into a grocery store, reminding them to buy milk, 3M said."


"The notes can be sent to particular people or broadcast to what 3M optimistically called the 'Post-it PopNotes App community.'"


Could be the next Twitter, you never know.

Better work on that name a bit first, though.

August 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Choose a location and turn it into a pendant


Wrote reader yogahz, "This site lets you get the topography of a customer-defined region on a necklace."


From the website: "Turn your favorite place or landscape into an individual silver pendant within the blink of an eye...."


Very cool.



August 27, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Scan your book for one dollah


1DollarScan — Send 'em your book and a buck, get back a PDF via email.

That's right: now you can send one book (up to 100 pages), your whole library, or any number of things and have them scanned for $1 apiece.

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I'm thinking of sending 'em my latest book, then putting up photos of each page on a daily basis on Twitter for 108 days until the whole thing's there for the taking — free, the way we like it.

You never know — by day 10 or 20 a person might say this is ridiculous and buy a copy.

Stranger things have happened.

Not too often, though, judging by my my sales rank:

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But I digress.

Two bits,

Four bits.

Six bits,

A dollar.

All for a book scan

Stand up and holler.

For a minute there I thought I was back in high school on Friday night.

How's your Japanese?

[via Shawn Rossi and Singularity Hub]

August 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

World's largest 3-D TV (152") — a snip at $500,000

Testing scanner875

152 inches = 12 feet 8 inches diagonally.

I assume it comes with a crew to set it up.

How much does it weigh, I wonder?

[via Cary Sternick]

August 27, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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