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Sat 4/28/12 10:57pm #

Let's Go Surfing


Could book publishing suffer the same fate as the comic book industry? [Futurism]
source: io9

I could see that. There's a relatively new (couple years old) Barnes and Noble that was built on to one of the malls in Grand Rapids. It's a very nice building. Ceiling is two stories high in a good portion of the store. There are two escalators coming and going to the second floor, and every time I walk in there it just seems so ancient. Why would I buy books? I could download these to the tablet or ereader so much faster and easier. Sure occasionally buying a few actual books is a nostalgic novelty. I plan on buying the third Darwyn Cook Parker Graphic Novel in a few weeks, but y'know what, I'll probably read the novel itself on my tablet. The actual print book will likely just sit on my shelf as an heirloom.

Free Time
source: One Thing Well

Interesting iPhone App. Find free time on your calendar.

Amazon Buys Rights to Ian Flemings James Bond Novels
source: Daring Fireball

Looks like Amazon now has a License to Kill (the Competition)

Solidoodle 2 Announced
source: Fabbaloo Blog

this is incredibly tempting. 6"x6" prints, so they are a good size and you could always print multiple pieces for something bigger. $549, so a very obtainable pricepoint. Preassembled, and good software so it's easy to use. Now just need a reason to have one.

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Sat 4/28/12 8:46pm #

Let's Go Surfing

DC Comics To Bring Us The Trinity War Next Year
source: Bleeding Cool

This sounds like an absolutely terrible idea.

How a culture of fear thrives in attention economies, and what that means for "radical transparency" and the Zuckerberg doctrine
source: Boing Boing

Pretty good video. Loses it's way at the end abit, but the beginning and middle has some good stuff.



Project Glass makes a TV appearance on Charlie Rose, flashes its rear for the cameras
source: Engadget

They look goofy and they make a blutooth earpiece look cool in comparison.

Spike Lee / The Dolly Sho
source: Likecool

Video. Neat stuff.

Evacuated Tube Transport could take you around the world in just 6 hours
source: Likecool

They should totally build one of these between Grand Rapids and Detroit.

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Sat 04-28-12 02:27:17 PM #

Present for a Friend's Daughter's birthday.
Ptw Present for a Friend's Daughter's birthday.
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Sat 4/28/12 1:31pm #

Differing Attention

I've got a couple people that send me texts, quite often. Thing is, since I've gotten the iPad, my phone isn't my main device. It's quite common for me to come home and put my phone on the charger in the bedroom and not pick it up for the rest of the night.

My iPad however goes with me throughout the house. Eating a snack in the kitchen, on the side table while watching tv, on the nightstand, kicking back in the living room reading an ebook.

I see my emails or social mentions pop up on my iPad constantly, and generally respond fairly quickly to them. Even voice calls go to Google Voicemail which generates an email that shows up on my tablet.

Text Messages, not so much. If I'm not leaving the house for awhile, or I'm in for the night, I might not see a text until I pick up my phone and leave for the the next day.

Even at work my phone often sits on it's charger, while my iPad walks all over cubeville with me.

So whereby for many people, their phone is the center of their connected universe, me not so much. If you're message doesn't pop up in the iOS notification area, it might be awhile before I notice it.

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Wed 04-25-12 08:17:54 PM #

Yeah he's cute and he knows it.
Ptw Yeah he's cute and he knows it.

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Wed 04-25-12 07:19:46 PM #

Hanging out w/ @comfortandadam, @ckarath, & the chair thief
Hanging out w/ @comfortandadam, @ckarath, & the chair thief

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Sun 4/22/12 8:51pm #

Let's Go Surfing

Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day team up for Tabletop, a show about tabletop games
source: Boing Boing

I've seen a couple episodes of this now. It's a well done show, but you'd have to really really be interested in board games to sit through the whole thing. Episode 2 featured Settlers of Catan which is a great game, but watching other people play for a half hour is a bit of a reach. For the right audience though, I'm sure this is quite awesome as the production quality is very high.

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate
source: io9

Watch 109 min video on youtube.

The Fall of the Full Wall Entertainment Center
source: Unplggd

I think while video is on the rise on a myriad of small screens, there is probably some truth to the importance of the one large screen waning a litlle.


A Forgettable Camera/Media Player Is Suddenly Worth Remembering When It's Just $22 [Cheap]
source: Gizmodo

I bought one of these, in all the moving activity I've yet to really use it yet. Once you get used to phone and wi-fi devices with video and photo capabilities it's hard to go back to picking up a device that you have to "download" images after the fact with.

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
source: swissmiss

Interesting hour long documentary.

Overhead Camera Tripod
source: Instructables: exploring - technology - featured

Nice simple design.

DICE is the worlds first electronic dice
source: The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

Blutooth Dice connects to iPad. Interesting item.


‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series Happy Meal Toys at McDonalds
source: Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web!

After unsuccessfully looking for these on multiple McD trips, I bought the whole group on eBay fairly cheap.

The Cubby: An uncluttered coat hook
source: Unclutterer

Neat idea. I think I'd rather do the same thing in wood, the only practical thing I can see is that there are a couple times of year where we have about 3 different weights of coats that we switch between so a couple of these probably would work, but still, neat idea.

DIY Stadium Style Home Theater Seating Final Frame
source: Unplggd

Neat idea. I think I'd consider doing a two level deep version of this for our tv den, but I think it would be cool to have the lower level slide under the upper level to save space.

PirateBox transforms any space into a open file sharing network
source: The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

Video.

$150 Android 4.0 Tablet Wants to be a Kindle Fire Rival
source: Tablet News

Interesting that there are so many of these out there, but there is really nothing at retail mass merchant stores at this price point with either Honeycomb or IceCream Sandwich on it.

Read It Later Rebrands as Pocket; Now Free
source: the How-To Geek

Interesting Rebranding.


Viral Video: We're Not Young Parody Teases Getting Older
source: Mashable!

One of the funniest song parody's I've seen in awhile.

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Sat 04-21-12 12:35:49 PM #

We assembled the patio table this morning
Ptw We assembled the patio table this morning

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Sat 4/14/12 10:35am #

Blog catch-up

Been doing the moving into the new house thing all month, so haven't really been blogging at all. In fact, just last night I got my desktop set up in the new office.

Jenn's been posting alot of blog updates though. On April 1st she has pics of me putting together basement shelves and tables and such. On the 3rd she had a nice write up on our laundry chute.

On the 5th she had this nice picture of Palmer park which is now a short walk from our home.

Taking a stroll through Palmer park. #peaceful

On the 7th Jenn posted a write up of wide ranging Saturday activities Curtain shopping, baking, lawn mowing and more. Pretty standard suburban fare. There's some great cheesecake photos there too.

On the 8th, Easter Sunday, Jenn has a write up of us going to her parent's house for easter and a rediculous mad dash through Ikea.

On the 9th, there was the hanging of the living room drapes.

On the 11th, we had Comfort and Adam over!

If you are following this blog for any sort of personal reasons, you really should follow Jennifer's blog as well she has alot more photos of me than my blog does and is alot more regular about posting.

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Thu 04-12-12 06:08:45 PM #

Wrong way
Ptw Wrong way

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Wed 04-11-12 06:17:48 PM #

.@ComfortandAdam have arrived! Huzzah!
.@ComfortandAdam have arrived! Huzzah!
Photo Jenn took of Adam and Comfort who spent the evening at our place on their way to C2E2.

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Sat 04-07-12 04:12:53 PM #

Leki is supervising @ckarath's lawn mowing
Leki is supervising @ckarath's lawn mowing
Picture Jenn took of Leki watching me start up the lawn mower.

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Fri 04-06-12 05:15:21 PM #

Russos Pizza
Ptw Russos Pizza
We've been getting alot of pizza recently from Russo's. It's a little quirky, but it's good pizza at a cheap price.

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Thu 04-05-12 12:31:50 PM #

Haircut
Ptw Haircut

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Mon 4/02/12 12:57pm #

Here's a single post so my April page will at least have something on it.

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