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October 13, 2012

Everything you put on Facebook is public

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Still believe in the fantasy that you control who sees what you put on Facebook?

Santa Claus has a present for you.

How much more evidence do people need before they finally wake up and smell the coffee?  


You can sequester pictures, information, and anything you like and pretend it's only for selected family and friends to but guess what? Any one of those family members and friends can inadvertently expose or transmit your secrets to the world at large.

Don't take my word for it: Read today's Wall Street Journal front page story for heartbreaking examples of people whose naivete and trust in Facebook's privacy controls resulted in the destruction of their private lives.

Guess what: They're just the tip of the iceberg.

Don't get me wrong: I love Facebook.

But every single thing I place on my profile is done with full awareness that anyone on the planet might see it.

If you believe Facebook can keep your private stuff private, then by all means carry on as you are.

But you're a fool for doing so.

October 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Chillax — Party like it's 1099


From the website:



OK, so the pillaging could upset the neighbours, but the Vikings did know how to throw a party — and an axe.


Which is why we’ve invented these ice-lolly axe molds.

Each one turns out a little ice-axe lolly that makes everything go with a swing and keeps it as chilled as a Scandinavian skinny-dipping in a frozen fjord.




October 13, 2012 at 09:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Fanboy love note to Apple

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You can say whatever you like about Apple but here is my take: After staring at my brand spanking new iPhone 5 lying in state untouched in its box for 17 days (it arrived here on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:02 a.m.), today I decided to put on my little boy pants and try to activate it.

I began at 4:32 p.m. by turning the iPhone 5 on.

At 4:37 p.m. I made my first phone call with it.

It took me five (5) minutes from start to finish with no missteps — not once did I have to go back and correct something.



You will remove my iPhone 5 from my hand when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.

And you can quote me.

October 13, 2012 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Chip Clock


"A laser-cut analog clock


made from recovered chipboard


and assembled by hand in Washington, DC."



[via mocoloco and Shoebox Dwelling]

October 13, 2012 at 06:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

15 Scathing Early Reviews of Classic Novels

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[via Flavorwire and Shoebox Dwelling]

October 13, 2012 at 05:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Soylent Green Crackers — "Just like grandmas used to taste"


Put me down for a case.


"Delicious green crackers powered by spinach and high energy plankton."


"May or may not be really made of people." 

"Soylent Green," released in 1973, is one of my top 10 movies of all time.

"Soylent Green is people!"


[via Alan Fick]

October 13, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Best EVER Allstate Mayhem commercial: "Sorry — $5 doesn't buy my undivided attention."

It has to be the one above, which I just saw for the first time during Duke-Virginia Tech Bizarro World matchup (Duke up 20-7 late second quarter).

Allstate posted it to YouTube on May 31 so it's only taken 4+ months for me to pick up the cluephone, pretty much par for the course.

Don't hate on me.

October 13, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Mondrian Cake


Photographed by Nicole J. Caruth @sfmoma rooftop cafe.

October 13, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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