Monthly Archives: June 2008

Modern Pocket Protector

Over food tonight a group of writers were discussing what the modern version of the pocket protector might be. (One suggested a 4gb USB memory watch might qualify. I argued since it masqueraded as a normal watch, it really didn’t meet the comparison.)

This might fit the definition, though.

While not wearable, this is certainly a useful product every office should have. Seriously.

This, on the other hand, isn’t terribly useful. It’s modeled after the most useless eating implement ever invented. But still…titanium!

ThinkGeek is a dangerous website. A very dangerous website.


For results, Google is still supreme in my mind, but SearchMe, which is in Beta, certainly provides a unique new twist to search engine results.

I’m not going to attempt to describe it. You have to see it.


Interesting article on Why Obama may actually have more relevant experience than McCain. (Why state-level legislators actually do more work, and spend more time learning about the issues, than US Senators.)

The author doesn’t state that he thinks Obama has more experience, just that his 8 years of experience as a state legislator should not be ignored.

Some things take longer than others

Categorized under, “Why did this take so long?”

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council affirmed Thursday that rape and other forms of sexual violence can constitute war crimes, and called for measures to combat such attacks.

LA Times – June 20, 2008

We’re hairy and horny and ready to shack
We don’t care if you’re yellow or black
Just take off your clothes and lie down on your back
‘Cause we’re the Cops of the World, boys
We’re the Cops of the World

– Phil Ochs, Cops of the World, 1966

I beg to differ…

Blair blogs about Google’s Gmail Web Clips that become Spam recipes or recycling tips, if you visit the spam folder or trash bin.

I received a ‘recycling fact’ today that I feel is not a fact at all. Or, at most, is an inaccurate fact.


There is no limit to the number of times you can recycle an aluminum can?

I’d like to see someone recycle an aluminum can less than 0 times. That’s the lower limit.
And when you recycle the can as a place to store hazardous waste, that’s the upper limit.