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December 2, 2012

Highlighters camouflaged as nail polish


Cool beans.

From the website:


When something is REALLY IMPORTANT it's REALLY IMPORTANT you make a statement.

Like nail varnish — it's REALLY IMPORTANT that it's the right color.

So, we thought, why not combine the two and make a set of highlighter pens that look like nail varnish bottles?

It may be one of the LEAST IMPORTANT ideas we've ever had.

But it is fun.


Four colors for £6.98.

December 2, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Google Chrome's Killer App


If you're like me and occasionally like to put up a photo of a mystery object for readers to try and suss out, and you have readers who think it's great sport to put it into TinEye or its ilk, you've learned to do that yourself before putting up an image so as not to make it that easy to identify.

When I made the switch from Camino to Chrome after getting my MacBook Pro, I noticed immediately — but for whatever reason never bothered mentioning it here till now — that with Chrome you can drag a picture off your desktop and put it right into the search box and instantly a page of best matches and their sources pops up.

So much better than the clunkiness of TinEye and its ilk, which involve multiple steps to get similar results.

One more thing about Chrome: that little microphone icon appears in more and more places, including my TypePad compose page. 

I may just make the switch from keyboard to voice in the coming weeks and months, which is something everyone will be doing eventually.

Yes, even you.


Note added at 10:26 p.m. tonight: I just tried TinEye and lo and behold, it lets you drag and drop an image into the search box just like Chrome.

I am enlightened.

December 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack



Sometimes people don't quite understand what Gray Cat does around here so she feels the need to clarify things.


Message received and understood.

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

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: Smaller than a bread box.

Another: Inedible.

A third?

Surely you jest.

December 2, 2012 at 07:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (10) | TrackBack

Bizarro World Amazon

[via reader Alan Fick in a comment on yesterday's post that took a look inside Amazon. He added, "Another approach." Just so.]

December 2, 2012 at 06:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Sit-up Scraping Spoon


11 inches long.

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Black or
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Red: $9.99.

December 2, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Meet Pippi Heavey

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She lives in Sweden and makes herself known here on the web.

She finds herself featured opening the boj day by dint of her blogroll (below),

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which I happened on last night while perusing her site after she posted a comment (below)

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using the nom de guerre "Alice" on the tasty sweaters.

Be still, my little heart: You're a Swedish girl on the go with little time for fools — yet you have time for bookofjoe on your severely selective RSS feed list totaling four (4) sites?

fo shizzle.

Wonder what — if anything — that means in Swedish?


December 2, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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