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How $315 Million Can Ruin Your Life – Entirely!

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Powerball Winner Says He’s Cursed by His Jackpot

On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot — a whopping $315 million.
Read on to learn how $315 million can leave you much, much the worse. Amazing story!

Tags: economics · living · routine-order

Online Outliner – To Do List Manager: Todoist

April 2nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

I am in love with Todoist, the simple todo list manager.
Todoist is a new kind of todo list, that’s useful and easy to use.

So what is it that makes Todoist better than the other to-do list managers out there?
Off the top of my head, the following features impress me the most:

A dead simple, but [...]

Tags: reviews · routine-order · technology

This American Life on TV

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

What sold me on NPR was the addictive stories pitched by shows like This American Life, and All things considered.

Imagine my joy when I found that This American Life was now on TV! It is! It’s on Showtime at 10:30 PM on Thursdays. The real downer was that we don’t get Showtime at home. I [...]

Tags: art · living · routine-order

Distributed Proofreaders Completes 10,000th Book

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

O’Reilly Radar > Distributed Proofreaders Completes 10,000th Book

Today Distributed Proofreaders (DP) posted a package of texts that takes us over 10,000 completed titles. I’m very proud of our community of volunteers who have accomplished this beautiful number. The 10K package (listed below) showcases the wide range of our volunteers’ interests and talents. For those of [...]

Tags: books · education · routine-order

Eradicating Ski Mask Discrimination

March 29th, 2007 · No Comments

File this under “weird dudes”!
From ABC News, we hear of the man who is out to restore ski masks to their pristine crime-free glory!

Kevin Lambert, 31, got the idea in 2005 after he walked out of a local package store and slipped on a ski mask for an impromptu photograph. A passer-by, fearing the store [...]

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Google Answers Reborn as UClue

March 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Some of the people who were researchers for the defunct Google Answers service have now banded together to offer the world UClue.

Like Google Answers, Uclue is a paid service – you pay an amount and you get the answer. Only folks who were researchers for Google Answers can be UClue researchers – which is quite [...]

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ASUS EcoBook – Bamboo/Wood Laptops

March 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Isn’t that hotness itself? I can’t wait for these bamboo-ed notebooks to be available – to hold one, feel one – wow! I am tired of the plastic and metal beast I use. The ecobooks are made partly of bamboo. There is an led indicator that goes from green to red if you are running [...]

Tags: routine-order · technology

A Calender with Writing Cues

March 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Take a look at this March 2007 Calendar to see what I mean. Pretty neat idea for those with writer’s block – a pithy sentence or phrase that will get your creative juices flowing. I stumbled across this during my evening walk.


Tags: books · routine-order

Edit Displayed Page In Your Browser

March 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Ever wondered what a page would look like without that image/block of text/header? When designing pages, and when in doubt regarding whether or not to have something on your blog/webpage, it might be useful to be able to check what your page would look like without the item in question.

Javascript comes to the rescue. To [...]

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A Smack to the Head Will Fix Your Craving

March 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Now I see the truth behind my father’s saying that all I need to stop smoking is a strategically placed smack to the head!

Scientists studying stroke patients are reporting that an injury to a specific part of the brain, near the ear, can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit, effectively erasing the most stubborn [...]

Tags: routine-order · science