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Entries from August 2007

Hyper Miling Defined

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Wayne Gerdes seems to have invented the term “hyper miling”. This article left me wondering how safe it is, though. Wayne defines, and makes up, terms that define the best practices to push your fuel economy ever higher. This includes taking turns at twice the speed limit, tailing trucks at less than a car’s length, [...]

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Tools to find Cheap Gas

August 26th, 2007 · No Comments

At one point, I was checking GasBuddy religiously for the cheapest gas in my area. Turns out, there are more ways than one to get information about cheap gas.
If desktop widgets are your preferred way of getting info, then there is Gas for Mac users, and GasWatch for Windows users. If you’d like SMS messages, [...]

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The Tintin Movie

August 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

The Tintin Movie is bound to be released in 2009. Yes, it is true.
“After 25 years, they finally said ‘OK, let’s go’,” Nick Rodwell, head of Moulinsart NV, said of the protracted talks with Spielberg since the early 1980s.
– International Herald Tribune

The movie will be created by DreamWorks, that outfit headed by Steven [...]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Parallel Parking

August 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

I know how to parallel park, but to teach that to someone is where I have failed consistently. So how do you break down what happens when you parallel park in a endlessly repeatable fashion? The fearless driver attempts it, and succeeds:

The five steps are all you need to follow. The guide also tells you [...]

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Color Me Impressed

August 8th, 2007 · No Comments

I have never paid attention to the small details of the things that get handed to me at trade fairs and client demos, but the other day, I came across a very well put-together sales pitch kit for a company that does trade show exhibits. It was all put together in a gorgeous presentation folder. [...]

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Digital Camera Reviews

August 7th, 2007 · No Comments

I was trying to choose between the Digital SLR (or even SLR-like) camera offering from Canon and Nikon. A google search led to me what looks like an excellent resource for digital camera reviews. The Test Freaks review pages are unique after a fashion. They aggregate reviews on specific camera models from across the web. [...]

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