Archive for December, 2006

See you next year!

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Lake Louisa

Off to Lake Louisa for the next two days (yes the best camping in Florida is in the dead of winter).

Then on New Years Day, heading into Orlando for the Capital One Bowl. Still debating whether a badger or a razorback would win if they met in the wild.

Get your shit together

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

backpack

Backpack is a site that allows you to quickly make pages with to-do lists, notes, files, and images. It also features a Calendar and Reminders that can be sent via email or to your cell phone at predefined times.

Their suggested uses include: keep track of things to do and places to see on your next vacation, plan a home improvement project, organize a wedding, keep track of houses you’re considering buying or gather information for a research project.

Born of the 37 signals network.

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Swedish living, no assembly required

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Prefab IKEA house

Ikea is set to sell their pre-fab house, the BoKlok, in the UK in 2007. Currently they sell about 800 per year in Sweden.

They claim affordability as a selling point, but for the the size I don’t think it’s that great of a deal. Prices range from 150,000 to 222,000 Euros for between 495-872 square feet.

For now, Ikea isn’t planning to introduce the BoKlok houses into the US or Germany.

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D’oh christmas is over

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

homer puzzle

Solve 150 jigsaw puzzles to complete this bust of Homer. After you finish, you color him with the included paint. 750 pieces.

It’d be cool if it contained a new story, but it’s most likely scenes from past episodes.

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Out of control

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Wii Shirt

For the record, I still haven’t lost control of my Wii remote, nor has anyone playing in my presence. This shirt did remind me to order the new strap from Nintendo’s recall though.

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cow gas worse than car farts

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

cow fart

The NY Times had an editorial today pointing out a few of the environmental problems livestock pose. The two major issues:

-Global livestock grazing and feed production use “30 percent of the land surface of the planet.”
-livestock are responsible for about 18 percent of the global warming effect, more than transportationÂ’s contribution.

The article states “the human passion for meat is certainly not about to end anytime soon,” but hopefully we are able to cut into that addiction.

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Sleep with one eye open…

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

club shield table

James McAdam came up with this concept based on the report that 50% of people in London sleep with some form of self-defense nearby. Any intruder seeing someone with a club and shield would likely either ran scared or laugh at the sight giving the homeowner time to act. If I didn’t have so much crap on my bedside table, this might have a chance of replacing the machete I keep under the bed.

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Block the cop cams

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Photoblocker

    “How does PhotoBlocker Spray work?
    A majority of red light & speed cameras utilize a strong flash to photograph the license plate on your car. Once sprayed on your license plate, PhotoBlockerÂ’s special formula produces a high-powered gloss that reflects the flash back towards the camera. This overexposes the image of your license plate, rendering the picture unreadable. With PhotoBlocker, your license plate is invisible to traffic cameras yet completely legible to the naked eye.”

They claim it’s 100% legal, but if it is, it likely won’t stay that way for long.

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Hurricane zone or wal-mart housing?

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

gingerbread house

Picked up a ‘kwik build’ gingerbread house kit for $8.88 at Sam’s Club. Put it together in a home that was ravaged by hurricane andrew. After many attempts to support the roof with tree cookies, we thought our masterpiece was complete. Then while giving a tour, we noticed a wall was toppled over, surely crushing anyone still inside.

On the bright side, it was 80 degrees outside and I wasn’t in Denver International Airport.

antikulture magazine launches

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Antikulture

Volume 1 Issue 1 has photos, artwork and a few stories. The spine says October 2006, but it seems to be the most recent issue. It’s largely south florida artists, but the reader submissions include folks from the UK, California, Canada and New Hampshire.

Coincidently it includes the Shepard Fairey print “Nouveau Black” which was recently ‘exposed’ as borrowing from an 1899 work.

Also featured is Colin Christian’s sculptures. Check them out here.

Their website has some basic info, but should fill out soon. In the meantime, visit their myspace page

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Burning down the house (not)

Monday, December 25th, 2006

smoke detector

How often do you actually check your smoke detector batteries? Never? Well worry not as this puppy needs none. Simply screw it into any light socket and it self-charges. An added bonus, you can silence it by flipping the light switch, which I hope doesn’t mean the lights have to be on for it to work.

It’s a ionization type detector and apparently there’s two types, here’s what the dupont site taught me:

    “There are two basic types of smoke detectors – Ionization type and Photoelectric type.

    -Ionization type smoke alarms are more effective at detecting smoke from fast, flaming fires which consume combustible material rapidly and spread quickly.
    -Photoelectric-type smoke alarms are more effective at detecting smoke from slow, smoldering fires that typically develop over a long period of time, producing smoke with little heat before bursting into flames.

    For added protection install both types of smoke alarms in your home.”

Oh, and use your best Borat impression for the title of this post.

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Riley and Jackson through the years

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Riley and Jackson

ESPN.com has a great comparison of the careers of two future hall-of-famers, from their high school days through last year’s Heat championship. Their game later today shouldn’t mean much compared to what they’ve played for/coached up til now, but as the two best coaches of their era go to battle once again, you know it will mean everything.

update: Heat roll 101-85.

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The almighty buck

Monday, December 25th, 2006

venison wallet

Churchills pub and Sweat Records in Miami had a craft fair/concert Friday night. I picked up a few wallets from Tiny Meat, including the one above.

CNN/SI best sports photos of 2006

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

CNN SI best photos 2006

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Motorcycle hits, flips car over

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Car flipped

The motorcycle was going over 100 mph when it hit the sedan which was pulling onto the roadway. Sadly the driver of the car died (despite a doctor on scene) and the motorcyclist somehow lived. An interesting lesson in physics.

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