Tom Root sent this our way last week. Ecofont reduces the amount of ink used to print by “omitting parts of the letter.” At a large size you can see the dots of omission, but at 12 point or smaller the dots are unnoticeable. With small bits of the font missing this in turn uses [...]
From the Dumb & Doomed pile: Lenovo has released a new model of its popular ThinkPad series, the W700ds. The “ds” stands for “dual screen.” That’s right, the LAPTOP has two monitors: a 17″ primary and 10.6″ secodary that slides out from behind the primary. The whole mess weights 11 pounds. Peep Computer World’s article [...]
What happens when you trap a growing watermelon in a square box? Works with tomatoes too! More at Snopes.com
A recent slip and fall on some ice left a slight bruise, some embarrassment and inside a padded bag, a cracked macbook screen. The damage to the laptop certainly fell outside the limits of the Applecare warranty, so after looking at our repair options, we settled on Mission:Repair to do the job. Based on the [...]
Billie showed me this “Bacturducken” and just looking at it sent me into cardiac arrest. That’s a turkey covered in bacon, stuffed with a duck stuffed with chicken. Needs more meat!
Here in the IT office some of us are fans of todo lists. We’ve been using Vitalist as an online todo list but I recently found Toodledo. Though the name is not very inspiring (Remember the Milk is worse, in my opinion) it does a nice job of rolling a lot of features into a [...]
(Old news now, I know…) On Monday Apple released the next update for Leopard, 10.5.6. If coming from 10.5.5, the update is a meaty 169MB; if coming from any other 10.5.x release, you’ve got a 670MB (!) combined update to download. The update improves Time Machine, Adobe CS3 printing, improved graphics, and a lot more. [...]
Elph has been doing some serious spam-busting the last couple days and decided these are his favorite spam subject lines: Let’s renew our relationships That girl asked your number Accidentally found you! How come we lost contacts? I have a plan for tonight evening. Hello, will you visit next party? Answer to me, you bastard!
Betty at Mail Order asked how she can email a text message. It’s pretty easy, IT has been doing it for a while, and most carriers provide the service – you just need to know the address conventions. We have a biz contract with Verizon, and a couple dozen AT&T users, so I knew those [...]
Did some work at the Roadhouse this afternoon and Fabian treated me to a Po’ Boy sandwich. I ordered it with fried oysters – you can choose that, shrimp, catfish, or all three – served on a Bakehouse hogie roll with mayo, cabbage, and Cornman pickled green tomato. Delicious!
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