Sunday, July 30, 2006

It. Is. Done.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Things I learned today:

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday Fun!

Google Is Officially A Verb
http://techdirt.com/articles/20060705/232200.shtml

"From the standpoint of Google, however, this could take them a step closer to losing the trademark on their own name, as it starts to fall into more common usage. Can Google sue the Oxford English Dictionary? "


Tourist Remover
http://www.snapmania.com/info/en/trm/howto.html

An interesting service which lets you remove extraneous tourists from your holiday snaps. (I wonder if it works with photos of your ex?)


Your genes are shaped in part by your ancestors' life experiences -- no pressure.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/ghostgenes.shtml

"What people do no longer just affects themselves, but can determine the health of their children and grandchildren in decades to come. "


Thursday, July 27, 2006

This week's most ...

... surreal experience:

Fifty-plus children and caregivers sitting in a room for storytime, reciting "Goodnight Moon" without having to look at the pages being flipped.

"In the great green room, there was a telephone ...."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Random bullets

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

The only time is now

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Friday Fun!

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

This week's most ...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Pre-Party Panic

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Compact: 3.5 months in

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

I've been rooked.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Fun!

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

This week's most ...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Rain, rain ...

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Update: One Red Paperclip

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Sunday, July 9, 2006

Water safety tip

I was recently reminded that a toddler, if drowning and panicked, has the strength to submerge and drown an adult who is trying to save them.

Here was the advice offered to me:
  • if possible, use a life-saving hook to fish them out of the pool / water
  • if you have to get into the water, offer a life-buoy, flutter board or life-jacket for them to grab hold of
  • if you have have to get into the water and have no objects to offer, approach the victim on your back, with your feet closest to the victim. Be prepared to offer a firm kick to the victim's chest in the event they grab at you and try and push you down in an effort to get their own head above water.
Hopefully, none of us will ever have to act on this information.


Saturday, July 8, 2006

It's a small world

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Friday, July 7, 2006

Friday Fun!

Predicting the future -- search engines as "(the) database of intentions."
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/business/05leonhardt.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
http://www.google.com/trends

For those serious about environmentalism -- build your own grass chair.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/04/get_ready_for_s.php


Question: How do you pave a 2.66 mile long track with a 33 degree bank in the turns?

Answer: Very carefully, with steamrollers and 40-ton pavers on 3-point winches and cranes. And to get the bulldozers (used as counterweights) at the top of the turn, you have to disassemble the entire crash netting. They've been at it for 2 months, and they're only half done.
http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/news/photo_galleries/


Thursday, July 6, 2006

This week's most ...

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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Paralysis

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Monday, July 3, 2006

Sunday, July 2, 2006