Sunday, June 21, 2009

Quick Hits

Hello all!
Well... here we are! All the way over from Typepad to the new home at Blogger. Things appear to be going pretty smoothly - no hiccups as of yet. You may see some changes in the layout, fonts, colours, etc. over the next week or so. I haven't fine tuned this thing just yet and I'm sure there are loads of features worth investigating. But for now, let's have some quick hits.

1) From time to time I think of a product (ie. band-aids) that hasn't really evolved that much since they were invented years and years ago. One of those things is toilet paper. Why haven't we made any major advances in the world of toilet paper in the last few decades? Well it turns out we have, and TP advancement may not be such a good thing.

2) iRobot, the company that brought you the asskicking Roomba (which I proudly own) have invented a similar product that cleans your gutters. And has them on sale for $30.

3) A company that produces the voice work for GPSs is releasing a Homer Simpson version.

4) Need to make a decision about something? You might want to try Hunch, a new site that focuses on helping you make thoughtful, informed decisions on a wide variety of different questions.

5) During some down time, a few employees at the new Cowboys Stadium decided to hook up their Xbox 360 to the ridiculously huge Jumbotron. That is friggin' AWESOME.

6) Some bored web lover has taken a poorly written Yahoo! Answers entry and added a voice to it. Watch it a few times - it's intoxicating.

7) Attention Mac nerds - chaeck out Lifehacker's list of essential free Mac downloads for 2009.

8) Valve has discovered the biggest problem with video games these days; they're too expensive.

9) GoogleGuide is an online interactive tutorial site that can show you how to really use Google. It provides tips, tricks and tutorials on making Google search easier and effective for novices, experts and everyone else.

10) 20 Marvel Heroes Who Deserve a Shot At the Movie Big Time.

That's it for now, friends and lovers. Have a listen to Help Yourself by Tom Jones (in honour of Phat Jimmy and his brand new young 'un!).


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