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August 11, 2020

OneLook — "18,955,870 words in 1,061 dictionaries indexed"

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A very useful site, OneLook amalgamates zillions of dictionaries so you can compare definitions.

Fair warning for word freekz like moi: there goes the day.

August 11, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Craftsmanship Museum


"The Craftsmanship Museum in Vista, California offers an impressive collection of the best model engineering in the world," was MAKE magazine's assessment.


"Much of the collection is also viewable online."


You know what goes here.

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Thank you for the correction.

August 11, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

For many are called, but few are chosen.


I had zero idea of where this familiar saying came from, but before I found out, among the last places I'd have guessed would be the Bible.

Puts some substance behind a trick to pretend you're smarter than you are: when someone asks, "Do you know where that quote comes from?", instantly respond "The Bible or Shakespeare."

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You'll be right 50% of the time for English language quotations.

August 11, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

How to block text messages on iPhone

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Spam texts started happening to me a while back but they were so infrequent I just deleted them.

It's now got to the point where it's annoying: I'm getting 3-5/day.

I had no idea how to block numbers that were sending — unlike spam phone calls, which I know how to block — until I did a search for "block text messages on iPhone": a link to Apple's instructions (top) was the second result.


August 11, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

GMA T.50

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legendary McLaren F1 (below)


"in every conceivable way."


Which do you prefer?

August 11, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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