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Entries from March 2007

How to Create an Invisible Book Shelf

March 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Set up an Invisible Book Shelf for yourself. Of course, the
key to it is that you butcher a book that you don’t want anymore, but all in all, it is a pretty cool effect.

Tags: books · living · routine-order

How to Report Copyright Violations to Google

March 12th, 2007 · No Comments

If someone is copying your content and putting it on their website without your express permission, you have every right to complain to Google. You complaint has to follow the prescribed form. In searching for how to report a violation, where someone was copying and reproducing stuff from another blog of mine on their “re-blog” [...]

Tags: routine-order · technology

Pulling the plug on email

March 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Everybodys talking, but no one says a word – John Lennon
In offices and schools all around the developed world, people talk more online and less offline, and so John Lennon turns out to be a visionary ahead of this time.

I read the quote at this article that describes one editor’s effort to stop using [...]

Tags: living · science · technology

Interesting Ad for Ford Mustang

March 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The blur effect you see in the ad is for real – the billboard uses GE Lexan EXL Semi-transparent Resin to blur whats behind the billboard, regardless of weather, season and lighting. See Ian Hart’s page for details. Ian was the guy who designed the ads. The ads take the cake for creative use of [...]

Tags: art · routine-order · science

Order Pizza from the Command Line

March 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Pizza Party is a command line tool for linux for, hold your breath, ordering pizza from the command line!

Pizza Party has many features to make ordering pizza easy:
* Can order pizza with only a few keystrokes.
* Can save pizza preferences.
* Can use batch [...]

Tags: living · routine-order · technology

Otto Frank’s Letters

March 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Otto Frank—who survived the Holocaust by living out Auschwitz—was trying to save his wife Edith, his mother-in-law Rosa Hollander and his daughters Margot and Anne. The 80 letters how his effort to get out of Holland, and how he failed in doing that. These letters were just released and became common knowledge.

Had he got out, [...]

Tags: art · books · history · routine-order

Girls of Engineering – Sexy & Smart or Just Plain Stupid?

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The girls of engineering calendar was produced with current and past engineering students from the University of Illinois posing in ridiculous poses – none of which are really nude, but all of which are supposed to be sexy.

You can buy the calendar for only $12.95 – I am wondering who’d want to. You can also [...]

Tags: art · education · routine-order · technology

Interview with George Burke – BookSwim’s Owner

March 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

We’ll explode in year 2 as we revolutionize the way America reads.
Joe Wikert interviews George Burke, who owns, or works for BookSwim. I had written about Bookswim (Bookswim: Netflix for Books) earlier. This interview puts some things straight – like how they plan to fix the problem of super heavy books and their postage. The [...]

Tags: books · economics · living

All the Countries in the World are in Debt

March 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

As I was driving home yesterday, I heard something on NPR about how America’s national debt is blossoming — it was just a sentence or a phrase in a newscast, but it got me thinking.
Today, I looked up the statistics for the External Debt of Nations. My hypothesis, made while driving the car, was [...]

Tags: economics · routine-order

Buy Viagra From Google!!

March 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Go to and search for “Buy Viagra”.
So Yahoo! UK thinks Google sells viagra. Another possible explanation is that Google is the secret hand behind all the Viagra spam we get everyday – all part of a secret conspiracy to set up a new operation where Google provides you with the drugs, regardless of geographical [...]

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