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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

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

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

How to Blog Anonymously and Independently on the Cheap

February 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This blog is anonymous. You might want to know why, and more importantly, how.
I did have another blog which is way more popular, and older, and respected. I still blog there, but increasingly this is my “preferred blog”.

Photo Credit: Anonymous Blogger by zivpu
Fear of getting fired is not the only reason why someone would [...]

Tags: about · living · reviews · routine-order · technology

Buy Item Confiscated at Airports on eBay

February 24th, 2007 · No Comments

What happens to those scissors, lighters and the occasional machete confiscated at US airports?
A few of the items go for sale on ebay, a short while later. The Pennsylvania State Agency for Surplus Property sorts out the lighters from the rest and puts them for sale on ebay. Yes, the items are sold very [...]

Tags: economics · living · routine-order

Get a Free Organizing Calendar, 2007 Edition

February 19th, 2007 · No Comments

I love the D*I*Y Planner 2.5 Letter Calendar Pack, 2007 Edition. It is available as a pdf file you can download and print. Why pay $10 or more for a calendar when you can print your own? Just the other day I was searching for free calendars and really couldn’t find anything, since the google [...]

Tags: living

How to survive on $12,000 a year – Lifehacker

February 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Via Lifehacker I learnt of this great article that details how one can live on an income of $12000 a year.

Further, Lifehacker says:
Granted, the $12,000 living income is wholly unrealistic for some cities (she’s only paying $525/month in rent), but the idea remains worthwhile…
Dear Lifehacker, living on $12000 a year has another name – “graduate [...]

Tags: education · living

Why Mocha is Called Mocha

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

The answer comes in the form of an old port in Yemen! So that variant of coffee you can order at a bistro is also named after a place, after all.

All is at peace in my mind now!

Tags: living

Lip Balm Anonymous: Are You Addicted?

February 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Lip Balm Anonymous
What do the experts say? By the definition, we are addicted. We use (or used) the substance habitually, often not realizing we were actually applying it since it was such a daily routine. Anyone who has tried to quit can readily attest that when you stop using, your lips become negatively affected for [...]

Tags: living

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