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February 28 asides

Engadget: What’s coming in Mac OS X Lion Inhabitat: Study finds LED light bulbs contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins NY Times: The dirty little secrets of search A very good article about how JC Penney apparently successfully gamed the Google algorithm for several months. Harvard Business Review: The four phases of design thinking “Having […]

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October 2 asides

NYTimes: Basic religion test stumps many Americans Color me not surprised. Update: Here’s part of the PEW survey which you can take online. I got 12 correct out of 15, a score of 80%, better than 87% of the public. Can you do better? I hate shared calendars (at work) I have to say I […]

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“Can you super-size that please?”

At the risk of sounding un-PC and reinforcing a stereotype, it struck me as funny when a largish person (I think obese is a term with some stigma, although I’m confident she would fit the technical definition) who’s visiting the office for a week asks her nearest cube-mate whether there’s anyplace that will deliver lunch. […]

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Thursday Top 5

We Are HuntedInteresting new music discovery site I happened upon. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_f-kRvBVi4] Our Dream of Living StreamsA short video about some of the issue facing South Bay creeks from Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition. Flowers Feed the SoulA truly amazing Flash-based site for a flower service in Singapore. Now here’s some yoga I could actually do […]

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Thursday Top 5

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4412391&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Quimby The Mouse by Chris WareAn animated short produced for the recent “This American Life – Live!” broadcast. Best viewed in fullscreen mode. [3:30 min] http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/2tJjNVVwRCY&hl=en&fs=1 Bill O’Reilly Flips OutWho ever said Bill O’Rielly has anger management issues? I guess he’s not a Sting fan. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3156959&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 Bathtub IVA video using the tilt shift photography […]

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Thursday Top 5

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2696386&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 History of the InternetA good infographic-style history. Slightly lengthy, but really informative and visually compelling. Even I learned stuff I hadn’t known. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/y2i_nLClAUU&hl=en&fs=1 Lucas in LoveWell this explains a lot. An Image Was Worth 1,000 Statistical TablesDoctors don’t have a great record when it comes to properly washing their hands. I found this article […]

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An alternative to normal antibacterial soaps

Velma had been trying to get me to stop using antibacterial soap for a while. For starters, some of the main bacteria-fighting ingredients in these soaps, such as Triclosan, can create dioxins, chloroform gas, and have other harmful effects. Triclosan may also be harmful to downstream inhabitants we humans so often forget. There is also […]

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It’s allergy season

As if the pounds of dust and cat hair kicked up by moving wasn’t bad enough, I’ve begun having sinus headaches and major sneezing bouts that are usually indicative that there’s something in my environment that’s disturbing my allergies. The worst part is when the roof of my mouth itches. Painfully itches. It was so […]

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The toilet plume

I’ve been telling people about this for over ten years, but nobody listens to me. When you flush the toilet, a plume/flume of about 750,000 germs get sprayed into the air in an invisible, aerosolized spray, and they land on every surface in the bathroom. “One hundred years ago, infectious disease was the leading cause […]

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