Archive for November, 2008
Originally uploaded by ante10pe
Using Flickr’s send-to-blog feature.
That’s my girlfriend’s cat, named Sasa. She features prominently into my photostream, as you can see.
Sasa is not an LOLcat. She’s very serious and hates cheezburgers.
I am almost through reading a book called “The Paradox of Choice,” written by a professor at Swarthmore College named Barry Schwartz. I first heard about the book by listened to a TED Talk in which the author top-lined the main ideas of his theories.
The premise of the book is very simple, and can be [...]
Even though it’s been out for more than a year now, I’ve resisted the urge to buy an iPhone (this hasn’t been easy), but I recently had the opportunity to borrow one from work for a couple of weeks to get a better, longitudinal feel for how it works as an everyday phone (as opposed [...]
This is a remote control for the climate control system in a conference room:
I was intrigued by the the “Too Warm” and “Too Cool” buttons. I kept on pressing the “Too Cool” button but alas, I didn’t get any less cool. Cuz I’m so freakin cool. See how that works?
On first read, I was a [...]
I came across this thermostat today at a testing facility, and thought there was something simultaneously tacky and charming about it.
First of all, I couldn’t think of any better names than ‘Linda’ and ‘Sue’ to appear on a sign like this.
Secondly, something struck me about the permanence of the sign (one of those engraved signs [...]