Archive for December, 2010

My Daily Tweets 12-29-2010

  • 00:01:34: @purplelime I needed power. Desktop replacement power as my PC is about 4 years old. When I will need to go more mobile, I’ll go 4 MBA
  • 00:23:34: @purplelime I agree. I was hoping to upgrade to a Mac Pro sometime in 2011 or 2012. That would be fun.
  • 00:46:51: RT @hotdogsladies: HOWTO write HOWTOs:
    1. Pick a simple 1-step task
    2. Pretend it’s a complex 32-step task
    3. Cut fake steps + intro/out …
  • 00:48:14: slap then hug. Total 1950s style in Ms Marple.
  • 01:05:47: “So, r u looking forward to the field trip?” Ryan to Taiwan sub teach Shelly “…” Shelly makes a face and walks away. We exchange looks.
  • 03:04:28: From Twitter 12-28-2010:
  • 07:48:34: Dell Adamo Price Cut: If a Tree Falls in the Forest…:
  • 07:50:07: Legend of Zelda Prototype Surfaces: Easier to Play, But Just as Fun:
  • 08:03:46: Illegal Photos of the Paris Metro:
  • 20:51:51: Ran a few errands and just came back from work. It’s already 9PM. Ah well, at least I don’t have a full load of posts to write today.
  • 20:54:19: RT @tolles: @Jason never fly @unitedairlines unless it’s unavoidable. Seriously. Never. Bitter bitter people.
  • 20:56:51: RT @Jason: confirmed @united is worst airline in world. put us in wrong baggage line then when they realize mistake we miss baggage by 3 …
  • 20:57:14: RT @typefiend: Just realized I’ll be 3rd wheeling it again w/another couple for dinner after doing lunch. Apparently a swinger when it c …
  • 20:57:38: RT @Scobleizer: @recluze StackOverflow is for programmers. Quora is for CEOs, VCs, geeks, influencers, press, etc.
  • 20:59:45: RT @Darenzia: Wow, a friend was just CAVITY searched at LAX then his flight was cancelled. I guess freedom doesn’t include the right to …
  • 21:02:54: @Joelle_writes @jennymbulter I know. I was surprised at how short the seasons were, but it’s the UK and their series are usually short.
  • 21:03:28: So cool! @taptaptap is giving out custom engraved X-ray iPads!
  • 21:07:25: Q: What Does Quora Mean For The Future Of Blogging? A: Business As Usual
  • 21:09:49: Charged my MBP 17 last night. That was 2 full days w/o charging. Coming from PCs, I have to say that I like this.
  • 21:10:47: I’m not an Apple fanboy, I don’t have an iPad or iPhone, but the overall quality of a MBP is impressive compared to Asus HP Acer Dell
  • 21:11:42: There are things that annoy me, but It’s definitely an interesting computer. This might mean that I want to get a Mac Pro later this year.
  • 21:12:25: I don’t mind the chiclet keyboard either. When you touch-type, you quickly get used to the feel of a keyboard.
  • 21:13:33: I’m also liking the single tap/double finger tap for right/left click. Pretty fast. This will be optimized even further w the Apple Trackpad
  • 21:13:58: Spike just jumped on the couch onto the top of the cushions. He’s a happy Frenchie, snorting all around.
  • 21:14:50: Finished reading about WWI. It’s a very interesting subject. Currently reading about Nazism and the SS as well as the Holocaust.
  • 21:15:32: Don’t like Winona Ryder’s new nose.
  • 21:16:45: Winona Ryder by Horst Diekgerdes
  • 21:17:11: Brinette by Isa Jacob
  • 21:24:37: Boonna : Photographie Infrarouge – Beware Mag
  • 21:30:16: Range’s Favorite Posts of 2010 Best of 2010: Editor’s Choice:
  • 21:33:06: My Grade 4 class was exhausting. Over energized girls made it hellish towards the end. They are usually well behaved.
  • 21:33:44: We still managed to GTD, but didn’t have enough time for games. We did play some in the Grade 5 class, but both kevin and Leslie were moody
  • 21:39:19: Best apps if you just got an iPhone
  • 21:47:01: RT @clusterflock: Analogue hyperlinks for a book on dreams.
  • 21:48:27: Venn Diagram of People Who Touch Your Junk
  • 21:49:44: Bad Science in Movies
  • 21:56:05: Read about Eichmann abduction from Buenos Aires by the Mossad. Must have been incredible to find him. Too bad they missed Mengele.
  • 21:56:37: BTW I love the Mossad’s stance on Nazis. They need to be tried, jailed or executed for crimes against humanity.
  • 21:57:03: Shin beht was also part of that operation.
  • 21:58:05: “Handmade by robots” WTF BMC, can’t you understand the basic English mistake you’re making?
  • 22:07:51: Why do some adults persist on behaving and looking like children? It baffles me.
  • 22:08:13: There are a lot of GPOY that shouldn’t be posted. They just look bad.
  • 22:11:36: @wobblesmccoy some Taiwanese adults behave like children, and some American bloggers/tumblrs behave like kids.
  • 22:12:06: @wobblesmccoy gratuitous photos of yourself
  • 22:13:45: I wish @3QD would spread out their Monday columns across the whole week. Too many good posts to read on a single weekday.
  • 22:14:16: @wobblesmccoy especially for tumblrs. some of the photos are really bad.
  • 22:15:07: @wobblesmccoy many of them tweet/tumbl their photos directly via their smartphones w/o looking what they are doing.
  • 22:16:51: @wobblesmccoy yeah, I mean WTF.
  • 22:17:31: @wobblesmccoy I know and this stuff can’t be easily deleted, vis-a-vis prospective employers especially. It’s become normal to FB job applic
  • 22:24:08: @wobblesmccoy i know, with bear hats (not beer hats, bear hats) to look like bears, etc.
  • 22:29:00: Running both my PC and MBP 17. Twitter window open on MBP. working off the PC.
  • 22:45:12: @wobblesmccoy I know. How about a panda beer hat. Yippie. perfect for NYE
  • 22:47:52: No shit. You can buy a real mag for cheaper! Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop – via Michael Surtees
  • 22:50:27: 10:50PM and I’m done! Time for a bit of R&R
  • 22:51:30: and some food. had only two sandwiches for dinner.
  • 22:51:56: Love the holidays. Not much email. Inbox is still empty #InboxZero
  • 23:32:21: @jackge We asked our boss to pay us on the 24th, a day in advance. She did it.

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Range’s Favorite Posts of 2010 Best of 2010: Editor’s Choice


We recently bought a duplex in Urbana-Champaign, IL, and we had to face facts that we didn’t have much space to work with. In essence, we had to be smart. My wife and I enjoy DIY projects and finding cheap ways of making our place look better. We’re not afraid of getting our hands dirty. I love vintage and re-conditioned furniture, because so much of the older stuff still looks so good, once it’s been nicely cleaned up. Here are some of my favorite posts for 2010.

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Illegal Photos of the Paris Metro

Sweep via SleepCity

Beautiful photos on abandoned Paris Metro stations that are coupled with an interesting article on the its history.

Not So Hasty Retreat via SleepCity

Legend of Zelda Prototype Surfaces: Easier to Play, But Just as Fun

Ah, The Legend of Zelda. I played that game for hours and hours and I wasn’t the only one. The game also hooked my sister, who no longer plays any video games, but still loves Zelda. An early build of the first Zelda has surfaced that wasn’t as hard as the one we all played on our NES.

legend of zelda nes prototype games retro

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Dell Adamo Price Cut: If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

Dell has just dropped the price on its stylish Adamo lightweight laptop computers from $1099 to as little as $899. In my opinion, it’s too little too late, when for a little bit more, you could get the newer MacBook Air.


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My Daily Tweets 12-28-2010

  • 00:27:57: 7C outside in Taipei, Taiwan. Pretty cold for here, but that’s nothing for a Quebecois. I’m comfy at -30C. Well, maybe not, but it’s fine.
  • 00:29:33: @pattonoswalt Probably not. It’s Heff w playboy bunnies coming out of his mansion.
  • 00:31:27: Gonna watch the Top Gear Christmas special. They need a new Stig, with the old one having written a tell all autobiography.
  • 00:35:10: “You haven’t been brave, you’ve been stupid!” Jezzer in Top Gear
  • 00:40:03: “You’ve landed in Iraq.” Top Gear Christmas Special after they were handed helmets and bulletproof vests.
  • 00:42:13: “Have you ever seen a TV program called the news?”
  • 00:56:43: RT @t_newschronicle Indian Satellite Rocket Explodes After Lift-Off
  • 01:17:42: “We can modify our cars for desert sneaking.”
  • 03:03:45: From Twitter 12-27-2010:
  • 07:58:51: Nissan Leaf CARWINGS Game: Get the Best Mileage!:
  • 08:00:23: Thermaltake’s Max 5G Dual Fan Hard Drive Keeps Your Drives Cool:
  • 20:51:45: Went on a field trip. It was fun and strangely hot in the sun, but cold in the shade. I didn’t dress with the right amount of layers.
  • 20:55:15: @jennymbutler @Joelle_writes IT Crows is so funny, but short. Latest series is hilarious.
  • 20:56:10: RT @jennymbutler: “What operating system does it use?” “Vista” “We’re all going to die!” #itcrowd
  • 20:57:53: RT @glass: 2008 favorites:
  • 21:00:20: RT @brem: J’ai rien mangé aujourdhui, pis j’ai pas faim…
  • 21:02:25: Quick thoughts on Pinboard
  • 21:02:31: RT @MichaelSurtees: Blizzageddon 2010: Design Notes
  • 21:03:09: So cool! @taptaptap is giving out custom engraved X-ray iPads!
  • 21:05:10: One of the best things of having a MBP 17 is the battery life. 8+ hours is amazing. I last charged my MBP on Sunday.
  • 21:09:33: Valentina Zelyaeva by David Burton
  • 21:13:06: I saw a strange and funny sight at the Taipei 101 mall; a 2-year old girl in a stroller intently staring at an iPhone, playing some game.
  • 21:16:06: 8 hours is w brightness on the max & cst use. With the energy save settings, disk+screen switch off but still brightmax, it’s over 10 hours.
  • 21:16:23: NSFW RT @voyonsvoir Venus in Furs avec Andrea Abrego, .. #Andrea #Abrego #Catalogue #Eugenia #Vidal #NSFW
  • 21:16:47: RT @inkbutter Bridget Blonde x WOLF189
  • 21:18:35: Agnete Hegelund by Karen Collins
  • 21:20:00: One K2 girl named Doris had brought enough snacks for the whole class and was glad to share it. I love that.
  • 21:21:24: @abhinavkmr i know. Been giving Safari a try on my new MBP. The Zoom is a necessary factor when dealing with high rez screens.
  • 21:26:34: My Tech Top 10: Range Govindan:
  • 21:27:41: My mother-in-law gave me Harlan Coben’s Long Lost. I really dislike it, but I’m 100p away from finishing. I started it two days ago.
  • 21:29:13: I hate how Coben talks about music. ie Duran Duran told us to save a prayer 4 the morning after. WTF asshole F off Still Im almost finished.
  • 21:30:01: This doesn’t just happen once or twice, but at least 10 times in the last 300 pages. WTF. Coben, won’t be reading your books again.
  • 21:33:07: Outdoor Furniture and Decor Best of Spring 2010: Post Roundup:
  • 21:37:18: Cartier Astroregulateur Watch Flies In Space
  • 21:56:21: Update: Farm Animals Get 80 Percent of Antibiotics Sold in U.S.
  • 22:01:19: Christmas across the globe – The Big Picture –
  • 22:49:07: “Lucas Remick is Canadian. Probably explains why he’s so nice.”
  • 23:06:01: Photoshop fails yet again. FU for stopping to work while I’m working!
  • 23:20:58: Tonight, it’s the Ms Marple holiday special. “I might look like an old lady, but I’m a shrewd detective!”
  • 23:23:09: Just finished working and it’s 11:22 PM. I have no emails so it’s time to walk Spike in the frigging cold, eat something and watch Ms Marple
  • 23:23:52: @purplelime Hey Sam, I got myself a MBP 17 i7 2.8GHz. It’s pretty cool and has massive battery power.
  • 23:26:06: Glad I don’t have a car. The Finite World –
  • 23:28:44: @purplelime yes. 8+ hours of battery life. usually 10 or more. It’s quite amazing. Spent some time installing software on the weekend
  • 23:29:33: @purplelime + a few small apps to make it more PC-like, SteerMouse and RightZoom. Not regretting the purchase
  • 23:30:04: @purplelime I also like the UNIX terminal. nicer than MSDOS. reminds me of uni.

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Outdoor Furniture and Decor Best of Spring 2010: Post Roundup

Decorating your home and getting the right outdoor furniture has never been easy. You have to find the right balance between a number of different things in order to get the right combination. At Re-Nest, we enjoy lounging about in our gardens during the summer months. This gets a lot easier when you’ve found or cobbled together the best outdoor furniture possible without breaking the bank. Here are our picks for 2010.


1 Green Style: Outdoor Furniture from Scout Regalia
2 Vintage Patio Sets and Garden Furniture
3 How To Make An Outdoor Pallet Lounger
4 How to Create an Outdoor Living Room
5 7 Eco-Friendly Outdoor Sofas

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