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February 9, 2012

Experts' Expert: How to determine your glove size


From David Morgan: "Your glove size is the measurement in inches around the palm of your hand."

OK, I read that once somewhere but forgot it.

But here's the money tip: "If you are right-handed, measure your right hand. If you are left-handed, measure your left hand."

Who knew?

If you're cross-dominant like me, measure both, I guess, and use the larger number.

Note that ambidexterity is not the same as cross-dominance.

From Wikipedia: "Ambidexterity is a well-known but rare variant of cross-dominance, but cross-dominant people may also be left or right-handed rather than ambidextrous."

Got that?

'Cause it left... my head spinning.

But I digress.


Things I do left-handed (not in order of importance):

• Eat

• Sew

• Write

• Swat flies

• Play ping-pong

• Thread a needle

• Use tape in a tape dispenser

• Cut with a scalpel or scissors

• Use tools like a hammer or saw


Things I do right-handed:

• Bat

• Bowl

• Play tennis

• Flick stinkbugs

• Put money in vending machines


"Act your age... not your shoe size." — Prince, "Kiss."

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"Act your age, not your glove size." — bookofjoe

Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?

February 9, 2012 at 05:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Metta World Peace T-Shirt

14-NBA Off-Season



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February 9, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Most popular dog breeds in the U.S. — What's changed over 10 years



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February 9, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Hint: Smaller than a bread box.

Another: Not meant for a toolbox or workshop.

February 9, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

From the FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs








snapshots from a PDF of his file


released earlier today


in response to a FOIA request 


by the Wall Street Journal.


Res ipsa loquitur.


Read the complete 191-page file here.


Fair warning: there goes the day.


Nice to know where my tax dollars are going.


Can you imagine how much money and time is spent on deep background investigations for trivial presidential appointments like this one — Bush's 1991 naming of Jobs to the President's Export Council — that could be so much better directed?


Not to mention the FBI manpower devoted to talking to seemingly everyone who's ever crossed the street with the individual being vetted.


There's a reason people watch the presidential nomination debates in the background while paying attention to Facebook.

[via Gawker]

February 9, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Baby Carrier Cover


"Fleece vest fits securely over any baby carrier."

That's a relief: when I first saw the picture I thought it was "Alien" all over again.


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February 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

When Google's Search by Image function turns on itself

Wrote Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg on TheAtlantic.com, "Sebastian Schmieg, a Berlin-based new media artist, set up a recursive image search algorithm and animated the results at 12 images per second, tracing its evolutionary drift. Beginning with a transparent .png image file (virtually no image at all), Google's Search by Image function turns up the most similar image it can find and then searches for the closest match to that image, and so on. The resulting flipbook of 2,951 images is fascinating and hypnotic."

Caption for the YouTube video: "Search by Image is a video of what happens when Google searches by image starting with a transparent PNG. The search starts with a 400x225 transparent PNG, then the search is executed recursively on each of the following 2950 images."

There goes 4:22 of your life: fair warning.

February 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Marc Newson x Pentax


From Selectism: "[Marc Newson's] latest design work is in the form of a camera, with the launch of the Pentax K-01 interchangeable lens system digital camera."


Yellow, White or Black.



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February 9, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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