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October 12, 2012

D.I.Y. (Draw it yourself) Calculator


From the website:


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Math may not be much fun, but with the new D.I.Y. Calculator it becomes more interesting.

Starting with a blank sheet, you can doodle away designing a unique calculator of your very own.

OK — you still have to put the numbers in the right places, but the included template shows exactly where everything needs to go.

You can't get a more personal personal calculator and you definitely can't get one like yours anywhere else.



October 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Water Wigs: The Women


From Broadsheet.ie:


"Advertising photographer Tim Tadder's series wherein water balloons are photographed at the point of explosion


on or about the heads of bald folk


with a Phantom high speed camera."


[via Laughing Squid]

October 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sinking Mug


From The Green Head:


"This mug appears as if it's sinking down into a table or, if you're more of a positive person, rising up from deep within."


Of course it's just a clever illusion, because this uniquely designed ceramic mug features a slanted base and a trimmed handle to complete the sinking effect when placed on a flat surface.


"However, when the mug is lifted during the drinking process, it instantly becomes very broken in appearance and refills become more common."


White or 






October 12, 2012 at 09:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Scan + email = fax


About once a month I'm asked to sign something and fax it back.

All very well and good for the requestor but I don't have a fax machine at home.

Never have, never will: failed technology.

But don't get me started.

Only last month did it dawn on me that I can:

1. Print out the document to be signed

2. Sign it

3. Scan it (my trusty HP B210 Airprint Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier does that easy peasy)

4. Have the scan of the signed document appear on my computer desktop

5. Attach that scan to a return email

And Bob's your uncle (or at least a distant cousin).

Why did it take me decades of driving down to Kinko's/FedEx to fax back the signed document before I twigged?

I must be even stupider than I look.

But not much.

And I don't need to hear "Not much downside" from you, do I?

October 12, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Tree Wheeler


"An eco-unfriendly push bike spotted in Kilmainham, Dublin [Ireland], this afternoon."

[via the wonderful Irish-based Broadsheet.ie]

October 12, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

A Pringle — or 3 — 2 far


Above, three new Halloween special-edition Pringles varieties, each more disgusting and repellent than the last.

Pumpkin Pie Spice (sold only at Walmart), Cinnamon & Sugar, and White Chocolate Peppermint.

You will take my Cheddar Cheese Pringles (below)


away from me when you pry them from my cold dead bright orange-colored fingers.

And you can quote me.

[via Laughing Squid]

October 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Why code matters

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Screenshots of the previous post in my skunk works — above, in HTML and below in Rich Text.

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That photographs and movies can somehow be translated into computer code and thus packaged in much smaller volumes is a miracle on par with the Big Bang.

And just as transformative.

Stay tuned or, if you'd rather not pay attention, just hop on board the wave 'cause it's coming your way.

October 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Claw Putter — "The club to use in a pinch"

© R. Remsen Claw Putter

Designed by Richard Remsen who wasn't content to leave well enough alone after inventing the Ultimate Claw Hammer, featured here this past June.

Claw Putter

My favorite people in the world are like that, never satisfied with "Oh, that's really good" but rather constantly looking for ways to make something great even better.

If you're not one of us, fair warning: You're not gonna be very happy around here.

Putter: apply within.

October 12, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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