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October 15, 2011

Experts' Expert: How to share just the best part of a YouTube video

In her Wall Street Journal "Digital Solution" column of October 5 Katherine Boehret wrote, "Sharing videos with friends is one of the most popular uses for YouTube, but sometimes you want to share just the best part of a video. With two clicks, you can trim videos to begin exactly where you want and then share them. As a video is playing, right click at the point where you'd like your video clip to start and select 'Copy video URL at current time' to get a URL for the trimmed video. When others open the link, it will start right at the spot in the video where you right-clicked. No longer will a video clip take too long to reach the best part, like waiting for a model to fall on the runway, and leave you hesitant to share it on Facebook or via emails with friends."

Finally, you start to get part of the day back.

For Mac users with a Magic Mouse (like me), the directions above are useless unless you enable special mouse settings.

In the spirit of "Alice in Wonderland" ("Sentence first — verdict afterwards"), tomorrow's 4:01 p.m. post will provide a Magic Mouse right click set-up tutorial.


October 15, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fire Extinguisher Lighter


Ooh, kind of a physical oxymoron.

I wonder if there's a word for such.

But I digress.

From ThisIsWhyImBroke: "The mini fire extinguisher lighter is a cool twist on the tried-and-true fire extinguisher. Made from solid metal, it is refillable and has an adjustable flame."



October 15, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

American Radiator Building in New York City


Built in 1924 on 40th Street near Fifth Avenue,


it was transformed


by the British architect David Chipperfield


in the 1990s


into the Bryant Park Hotel.

[via Jay Mug, The Gorgeous Daily and Sublime Things]

October 15, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Glow-in-the-Dark Toilet Paper

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Always popular around this time of year.



October 15, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

The Conet Project

From Peter Savodnik's story in the October issue of Wired magazine: Most observers believe that UVB-76 is an idiosyncratic example of what's called a numbers station, used to communicate encrypted messages to spies or other agents. Typically, these stations transmit numbers in groups of five, making it impossible to detect partitions between words and sentences. The numbers can be decoded using a key in the possession of the intended listener. Numbers stations are thought to have existed since World War I, as documented by the Conet Project, a compilation of recordings that was first released in 1997. (Director Cameron Crowe, a fan of the Conet Project, used samples from it in his 2001 film "Vanilla Sky.")

October 15, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Easy Peasy USB Hub


Connect up to four devices with USB 2.0 hub the shape and color of peas.

2009 design by Simone Spalvieri and Valentina de Ciotto.

9"L x 1.5"Ø each pea; cord 26"L.

Silicone rubber.


October 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Bella goes glam


Above and below, Kristen Stewart


in a photoshoot for the September 2011 issue of W Magazine.

October 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Queen Anne's Lace Sterling Silver Tea Strainer

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By Ted Muehling.


[via Rima Suqi and the New York Times]

October 15, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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