Many people are going bonkers for the iPad. It’s a device that has definitely changed the mobile computing industry. While Apple released the iPad earlier this year, many other manufacturers are planning on releasing their own version pretty soon. The question is, should you buy one?
Archive for August, 2010
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, blogs, iPad, Roundup, tablet PC, technology, tips, unplggd
Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, DIY, hack, how to, Ikea, laptop, stand, technology, unplggd
While some laptop stands work really well, others are definitely more problematic. This is one of the reasons why making your own is a good idea. You’ll save money and end up with something that will work for you.
Tags: blogs, daily, tweets, Twitter
- 00:02:51: “A frat house civilized by your wife.”
- 00:19:27: RT @Joanna_Rees: have taken the “frat” out of the house but a few hidden beer cans remain in the bushes and crawl space.
- 00:19:42: @Joanna_Rees You’re so cute!
- 00:47:14: White Collar Prisoner’s Dilemma S02E07 (USA): http://wp.me/pWvW-4rM
- 03:02:57: From Twitter 08-29-2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rQ
- 16:45:55: earthquake!
- 16:46:19: FM, that was a big one. There are still aftershocks
- 16:46:38: That + all this rain is bad news!
- 16:51:41: RT @thomashawk: still no “call phone” in my gmail chat. Wonder what I’m doing wrong.
- 17:08:51: RT @Tortue: Ounch, that one was a serious one : 2010/08/30 16:45 5.2scale 090 24.92N 122.11E, i.e. 39.1 km ENE of Yilan City #earthquake
- 17:35:08: My wife told me that she wanted an iPad for Christmas. I told her that she’d be probably getting jewelry.
- 19:53:55: Boy that wasn’t a fun afternoon. Lots of rain+earthquakes!
- 23:11:09: Stormtrooper Eye Chart: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rT
- 23:13:33: Super Mario Sweaters: Only In Japan: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rV
- 23:16:02: “Parents love how precise you are in your teaching. ” comment from a co-teacher today
- 23:55:10: When Spike comes in from the rain, he runs all over the place. It’s funny.
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Tags: blogs, Nintendo, super mario, sweater, Technabob, technology
These aren’t just any kind of sweaters, they are official Super Mario sweaters and they come with the blessing of Nintendo! Nope, these aren’t available on Etsy, but only in Japan and you’ll never guess the price.
Tags: blogs, Star Wars, Stefan Le Du, stormtroopers, Technabob, technology
I laughed out loud when I saw this image. Come on, isn’t it hilarious? Two stormtroopers giving you an eye exam, making sure you know exactly how they feel!
Tags: blogs, daily, tweets, Twitter
- 00:03:24: @thecajunboy They always do that if you’re not there to chase them off.
- 00:04:05: Had a lot of fun with my students. Makes a difference if you work a lot of hours.
- 03:03:18: From Twitter 08-28-2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4p9
- 13:20:09: Sunday. Nice and relaxing. Slept in, gonna walk Spike. Take it easy. I actually have a student named Sunday.
- 13:20:55: The little girl named Galaxy takes more time getting used to. The same goes for her brother Cosmos.
- 14:24:17: Getting a coffee siphon + alcohol burner next week. Will brew my own cup of expensive coffee at home. Fave: Blue mountains.
- 14:25:43: It’s from Tiamo Japan.
- 14:27:08: It will take about 3-6 weeks until I start saving money on coffee by brewing it myself and not going to coffee shops.
- 14:29:21: When you go shopping in Taipei, always take you ARC, passport, and student card. You will save 5-20% on purchases over NT3,000 ($100 USD)
- 14:44:31: @wobblesmccoy I dunno. Taiwanese parents are weird. Eason instead of Ethan. A teacher is named CaCa
- 14:53:19: Cheveux Rouges by Kat+Duck [NSFW]: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pc
- 14:54:28: It’s going to rain. The sky is really dark.
- 14:57:55: RT @Unplggd: The most popular posts this week @Unplggd include making your vacuum smell nicer every use and hiding the home theater: htt …
- 14:58:57: 3 of my posts are in the top ten this week. http://j.mp/9TUREV
- 14:59:54: For some reason, Honeybunny Funnybunny makes me think of my wife.
- 15:01:17: My small green backpack is bursting at the seams since I started to take my camera everywhere. Time to use the Oakley Kitchen Sink again.
- 15:56:55: Started carrying my D200 on Wednesday again. Uploading daily pics as we speak.
- 15:57:55: It’s been about 6 months since I stopped doing that. I’ll be taking daily pics again.
- 16:02:15: Infinite doppelgängers may explain quantum probabilities – physics-math – 26 August 2010 – New Scientist http://t.co/CAD7V0l via @AddThis
- 16:06:06: Back From the Future – Do measurements in the future affect those made in the present? http://t.co/f8AyopT
- 16:50:08: What’s the name of the game kids play when they imitate someone else to annoy them? It has monkey in the name, but I can’t remember the rest
- 17:09:47: Ditto Monkey! I had to search my blog/tweets w Google to find it.
- 17:39:31: Ultimate Big Brother UK S01E05 (Channel 4): http://wp.me/pWvW-4pf
- 18:09:18: August 21 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pi
- 18:12:48: August 22 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pm
- 18:14:18: August 23 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pp
- 18:16:53: August 24 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4ps
- 18:18:51: August 25 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pu
- 18:22:00: August 26 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4px
- 18:23:33: August 27 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pA
- 18:33:22: August 28 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pD
- 18:37:00: August 29 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pF
- 18:59:23: Gryphon Lugged Frame [Colnago EPS Duplicate]: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pJ
- 19:08:17: Taiwanese Pinarello Prince Frame: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pM
- 19:16:09: August 10 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pP
- 19:35:05: CH’s Giant TCR Advanced Frame: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pS
- 19:36:19: AH’s Pinarello Dogma Di2 My Way Frame: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pU
- 19:49:19: More Gryphon Shots: http://wp.me/pWvW-4pZ
- 19:50:55: August 11 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4q2
- 19:52:44: August 12 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4q4
- 19:55:33: July 14 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4q7
- 19:56:58: July 27 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4q9
- 19:58:35: July 31 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qb
- 20:00:40: July 15 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qd
- 20:03:14: July 17 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qf
- 20:04:47: July 19 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qh
- 20:06:21: July 10 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qj
- 20:16:24: June 5 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qm
- 20:17:55: July 16 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qo
- 20:19:09: July 18 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qq
- 20:21:55: July 20 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qs
- 20:24:56: July 21 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qw
- 20:26:17: July 22 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qy
- 20:27:45: July 23 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qA
- 20:29:21: July 24 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qC
- 20:31:38: July 25 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qE
- 20:33:08: July 26 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qH
- 20:35:13: July 28 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qJ
- 20:37:26: July 29 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qL
- 20:38:38: July 30 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qM
- 20:46:06: August 1 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qP
- 20:48:28: August 2 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qT
- 20:49:53: August 3 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qW
- 20:52:10: August 4 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4qY
- 20:53:54: August 5 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4r1
- 20:55:12: August 6 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4r3
- 20:57:16: August 7 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4r5
- 20:58:56: August 8 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4r8
- 21:00:49: August 9 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4ra
- 21:02:49: August 13 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rc
- 21:04:19: August 14 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4re
- 21:07:23: August 15 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rh
- 21:09:21: August 16 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rj
- 21:11:04: August 17 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rl
- 21:12:28: August 18 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rn
- 21:14:20: August 19 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rp
- 21:16:10: August 20 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rr
- 21:18:12: July 13 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rt
- 21:20:06: July 12 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rv
- 21:22:18: July 11 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rx
- 21:23:56: July 10 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rz
- 21:26:51: July 9 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rC
- 21:29:00: July 8 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rE
- 21:30:35: July 7 2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4rG
- 21:31:36: Ok, finished digging through my archives. Cheated a bit on the dates, but all in all, I’m pretty happy w the photos.
- 21:32:06: Lugging my DSLR around is fun because you keep seeing nice stuff to photograph
- 21:32:38: BTW, sorry for that post overflow.
- 22:12:46: pork+cucumber+fresh coconut. Pretty good.
- 22:30:42: Weeds Felling and Swamping S06E02 (Showtime): http://wp.me/pWvW-4rJ
- 23:37:24: Took my MTB out to walk Spike to make him run. Worked out well. I even had my D200 to take some night pics.
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Tags: FBI, Matt Bormer, Police Procedural Drama, Prisoner's Dilemma, recap, review, Tim DeKay, tv, USA, USA Network, White Collar, white collar crime, White Collar S02E07
The pilot episode of White Collar was most definitely slick and smart, as well as charming, as Matt Bormer will charm the pants off anyone he meets as his suave alter ego Neal Caffrey.
This show most definitely fits in the USA Network’s slew of shows, which include Burn Notice and Royal Pains. It has good pacing and interesting chemistry between Matt Bormer and Tim DeKay, something that isn’t easy to fake. They work well on the screen, there is no denying this.
Basically, Dekay’s Burke is a white collar specialist who put Bormer’s Caffrey away a few years ago. In order to reduce his sentence a bit further, after having escaped a super max jail, Caffrey offers to help Burke to catch the illusive Dutchman, a criminal that Burke has also been chasing for a few years. This setup kind of reminds me of Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can as well as The Sting with Redford and Newman.
What’s also interesting, is that the guys don’t just keep this professional. They also involve their personal lives. Burke needs help to make his hot wife Elizabeth, played by Tiffani Thiessen, happy while Caffrey is searching for his wife that just vanished. All in all, a great show with good actors. I recommend it.
Warning: spoilers ahead
Tags: adult, drugs, Elizabeth Perkins, explicit, Felling and Swamping, Kevin Nealon, Mary Louise Parker, pot, sex, showtime, weeds, Weeds S06E02
Weeds is an American satirical comedy television series. Marie-Louise Parker plays a widowed housewife named Nancy Botwin from an affluent California suburb who becomes an upper-middle-class marijuana dealer to make ends meet.
Things started slowly, with Nancy just dealing a bit of weed on the side. It rapidly became more serious. She went from being a simple dealer, to a grower, to a distributor. Two season ago, she hooked up with Guillermo, a serious Narco trafficker in charge of a part of LA for a Mexican drug cartel. In the last season, she became involved with a drug dealer named Reyes, who’s the boss of a family.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Tags: 2010, daily, July, photos, pics