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Entries from January 2007

Online Website Service to Send a Letter

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Next year, I will definitely be using the NetPost service offered by USPS. It is a simple way to send a regular snail-mail letter from your computer/browser via USPS

There is the postage charge, and then an additional $2 per “run” or per letter. It makes sense if you are sending the same letter to everyone, [...]

Tags: living · technology

Windows Vista Wallpaper Images

January 31st, 2007 · 5 Comments

The Old New Thing : Where did the Windows Vista wallpaper images come from? – Interesting story about where the Windows Vista wallpaper images come from. Some came from Flickr users!

“So, how would you like one of your photos included among the default wallpapers in Windows Vista?” The Flickr artists were excited to be a [...]

Tags: art · technology

Collection of Tongue Twisters

January 29th, 2007 · No Comments

1st Intern. Collection of Tongue Twisters – English

World Wide Web
Yup, that’s among the tongue twisters listed in the collection. Don’t let that deter you though, go and take a look. There are tongue twisters in many other languages too.

Tags: language · lists

Look up Number Sequences at the Online Encyclopedia

January 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences has been around for a long, long time and yet it stays handy to lookup that number sequence that shows up in your research data. Born from the AT&T research labs, back when they were still the best

In fact, it is handy to look up your phone number, or [...]

Tags: science · technology

Sony’s New Laptop Has a Keyboard 90% smaller!!!

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So says Engadget!!
Here’s the article on the Vaio G1 Laptop.
Here the line of contention:
Also coming up a bit short was the laptop’s keyboard, which is about 90 percent smaller than the average laptop’s and could take some getting used to.

Heck, if the keyboard is indeed 90% smaller than a normal keyboard, then it won’t take [...]

Tags: language · technology

Tool to Measure the Electricity Usage of Appliances

January 25th, 2007 · No Comments

P3 International’s Kill-a-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor is a very handy tool to measure the electricity usage of your computer, or anything that runs on AC power, really. It can give you calculated values for the amount of money spent per week/month/year for the appliance too.

Here’s some of the technical highlights:
Electricity usage monitor connects to appliances [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Breast Art: Boob Paintings (SFW)

January 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Breastpals.com is Angel Tolentino’s effort to fund Breast Cancer Charities. The paintings are mediocre until you realize they have been painted with 34B brushes!

In December 1995, I was looking for creative Christmas gifts for my friends. One day I was watching my sister Lyn use sponges to paint on canvas. I thought, “I wonder if [...]

Tags: art

Pig Farming Gone Wrong, Terribly Wrong

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Rolling stone has a story on Pork’s Dirty Secret

The story’s blurb reads:
America’s top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA history. Welcome to the dark side of the other white meat.
But that is not all. If you [...]

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How to Create Hand Shadows on a Wall

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Hand Shadows by Henry Bursill is a Project Gutenberg book that is short and sweet. I remember the contests me and my cousins used to have late in the night, between the ghost stories to create the most terrifying shadows. There was a scary spider a cousin used to throw – unfortunately that is not [...]

Tags: art · living

Art Garfunkel’s Reading/Music Lists

January 20th, 2007 · No Comments

I stumbled upon Art Garfunkel(of Simon and Garfunkel fame)’s Reading List and Music List.
The Reading List is amazing, containing each and every book he has ever read since 1970!!!

His fourth alltime favorite song is his own song, the Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
There was a time in my life when I wouldn’t sleep without listening to [...]

Tags: art · books · lists · music