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May 24, 2014

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: Bigger than a bread box.

Another: Found in nature.

A third: In the Southern Hemisphere.

May 24, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

Poppy Flower Memo Stickers

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From the website:

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Use as bookmarks or sticky notes.

Three overlapping printed layers create a 3D effect that makes the paper poppies appear like a small field of flowers on your desk surface.

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Features and Details:

• Sticky paper/PVC

• 20 sheets x 2 petals (total 40 sheets)

• One pack of red, one of white

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$28.

May 24, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Everything not saved will be lost" — Nintendo "Quit Screen" Message

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[via mini & Manel]

May 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Build-on LEGO Mug

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Grey or Red.

From $22.95 (bring your own LEGOs).

[via The Green Head]

May 24, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Best RSS Reader

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Mark Frauenfelder, editor of Cool Tools, gives you his view.

I'd say it's as good as anyone's and better than most.

Below, excerpts from his May 16 Cool Tools review.

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I read a lot of blogs and news websites and I use an RSS reader to quickly browse through all the posts and articles without having to go to each website.

What is RSS? It’s a data file format containing a website's posts or articles. A website's RSS file is automatically updated every time the website publishes new content. RSS files aren’t meant to be read by human eyes. You need an RSS reader, which will format the data into articles that you can read. RSS readers also let you subscribe to RSS files, sort the posts by date or by source, search your entire blog feed, and more.

There are many different RSS readers available. Some are standalone apps, others are web-based. My favorite RSS reader was Google Reader, but Google killed it last year. I switched to a web-based RSS reader called Feedly and for the past year I’ve been using it to read my 300 or so RSS subscriptions. I now like it more than Google Reader. It loads images quickly, and like Google Reader, I can plow through post after post by tapping the "j" key.

Feedly is free, but they offer a premium version for $5 a month that lets you quickly save posts to Evernote or Pocket, and do a few other things. I'm happy with the freemium version.

How to subscribe to a website's RSS file: Most sites have an RSS link. It usually says "subscribe to this blog" or it's an icon that looks like radio waves (Cool Tools' feed icon is on the left column next to the word FEEDS.) In Feedly, you can just enter a website's URL into the "search or add feed" field and it will find the RSS file for you.

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As noted above, Feedly is free.

boj's feed link is near the bottom of the right-hand column (pictured below).

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May 24, 2014 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Tap Nose Outlet

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From the website:

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Fun and very eye-catching, the Hanaga Tap was created by a small design studio called ekoD Works and partly crowd-funded by schnoz-inspired folk. ekoD are known for their tongue-in-cheek approach to product design and this "nose" will transform your outlets into a body part you never expected to see sticking out of the wall!

Features and Details:

• Plugs compatible with under 1,500 watts

• For two-pronged outlets

• 50 x 68 x 32mm (2 x 2.7 x 1.3")

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Black, Pink, or White.

$35.

May 24, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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