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April 2, 2012

HomeSnap — Robert Scoble calls it "one of the coolest iPhone apps I've ever seen."

I won't argue.


"Aim your camera at a house. Snap a photo. Learn all about that house. How much it sold for. What's it's worth. Even its MLS listing if it's being sold."


This could make my runs through the 'hood a lot more entertaining — can't wait to try it out.


They had enough sense not to call it "Homes Around Me."


Free, the way we like it.


Does Jim Duncan know about this?

He will.

[via Richard Kashdan]

April 2, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Snack Memo


[via Interior design room]

April 2, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

State of Chaos — "This year's blockbuster on your block"

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Why wait till the commercial comes on TV when you can live it right here right now?

[via a member of my Crack Pittsburgh Correspondent Team®™©, mos def in the running for the coveted boj Bureau of the Year Award]

April 2, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Café au lait bowl


From the website:



This bowl is made in the old glazed pottery workshop — Moulin de Loup — near Valenciennes in northern France, in a style typical of the 19th century, with a raised pedestal base.

They were more often seen in less well-off households in the poorer region around Horchis, where people were more likely to drink coffee made from chicory rather than coffee beans.

The pattern, which is characteristic of rural artefacts, dates from the beginning of the 20th century.


400–700 ml: €14.50–€16.

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IKEA alien key product recall


Best April Fool's post I came across.


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My favorite iPhone case


It's the Bracketron iPhone Vent Hip-Kicker, marketed as an all-in-one case and car vent mount.


Toss the vent attachment and keep the case, it's very well-designed and multifunctional.


1. The phone goes in easily and stays in, and it's easy to remove. Few other cases make both actions so simple.

2. The three points of contact all extend in front of the plane of the phone, protecting the screen in the event of a face-down drop. 

3. You can charge the phone without taking it out of the case.

4. The clip on the back secures to your belt, pants, skirt, or what have you.


5. The clip swivels so you can use the built-in stand in portrait or landscape orientations; or let the clip structure itself support the phone in landscape mode at a more vertical but — to me — more natural and usable angle.

6. Fits all models of iPhone ever made.


7. If you really want to, you can use the vent attachment in your car to employ the phone for navigation.

Cheap at twice the $9.62 price.

April 2, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Vibrating guitar strings captured with iPhone 4

[via Kathryn Schulz, Stellar/ThanMashable, Kottke, and Open Culture]

No attribution decay here.

April 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Facebook Shower Curtain


They call it the "Social Shower Curtain" only because their lawyers aren't as fierce as mine.

My Crack Legal Team©™® — which boasts experts in copyright and trademark law, civil rights, housing, and pharmaceuticals, among others — stands on guard for me around the clock.

But I digress.

From the website:


Is taking a shower the only time when you're not clicking away on social networking sites? Well now even this is possible with the Social Shower Curtain, ideal for social networking geeks.

Bring your profile to life while you lather up with our comical shower curtain, featuring a transparent section so you can create a profile while scrubbing away.

Do you have many social networking nerds in your life? Or perhaps you're one yourself — either way, you can't go wrong with gifting someone the ideal profile pic. 



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