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Volkswagen Microbus 2014 and Concepts of the Past

Volkswagen has a long history of threatening to bring back the classic Volkswagen Microbus, with lots of concept cars produced, but no versions that are actually available in the United States. I’ve gotten excited about every potential version and blogged

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Cooler than Dick Tracy

When I was a kid I thought it was the coolest thing that Dick Tracy could call people on his watch and see them on the tiny TV screen, and I thought it would be awesome if, some day far

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New Toy – Olympus EP-2

A few weeks ago, I made an impulse buy – something I’ve wanted for a long time, but didn’t really need. I bought (used) an Olympus EP-2 camera, and a Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens to go with it. It’s very

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I’ve always wanted to try out geocaching (I know it’s been around forever) but I didn’t have a GPS device until my iPhone4 – and now I have an app for that. I downloaded the geocaching app from Groundspeak that

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iPhone 4 vs. Jane Lynch

I’d like to switch my iPhone to a Jane Lynch, please.

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Usability in Clocks and Watches

I’ve been subscribed to the Watchismo Times blog for quite some time now after noticing links to it from Boing Boing, one of my staple blog reads. Watchismo describes their content as being “a reliquary of obscure timepieces from bygone

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spaceup! blue Volkswagen Bus

Volkswagen of America unveils a new concept cart – a “green” fuel-cell microbus-like vehicle called “spaceup! blue.” First – they had me at “hybrid microbus.” Seriously, that’s all it takes. Please make one. Please. I will give you my first-born.

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teh awesome.

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Screwing around in photoshop

Making some half-ass wallpapers for my iPhone

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testing blogging from the iphone

I installed the iPhone plug-in for Movable Type. Works good, as you may be able to tell.

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I has an iPhone

So in the great clean out, I put my 8 Apple “Think Different” posters up for sale on eBay, and got quite a bit out of them. I believe I paid $80 for them (I think) back in 1999. I’ll

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Icon Buffet – let me be your referral

So, you like icons, right? Um, they’re images you can use for projects, like these: Cool, huh? If you join Icon Buffet, you can get them for free. The fine artists at the site create a couple of sets ever

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24,000 some songs gone

I took my 200 GB external drive with all of my music on it to CompUSA this weekend to have it put in a new enclosure, because the old one was going bad. I had this happen before to a

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Shadow Garden

I took this video at the frog design party Saturday night of an interesting interactive design project they did.

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The Machine is Us


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Online, Finally

My new computer arrived this morning! Yay! It’s taken all day to get it up and running and online! Boo! Man that was a pain in the neck. Lots of tweaking of settings to get everything ironed out. And I

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It’s not going to arrive until Tuesday. God, that pisses me off. I deliberately ordered it very early so it would arrive before the long weekend, and I paid for 2 day shipping, which was the fastest possible rate. After

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My New Macbook

Speaking of GeekBling… I ordered a new laptop today for home. I got a 13″ white Macbook: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM-2x1GB 200GB Serial ATA @ 4200 rpm Superdrive 6x No Modem No Optional Software Keyboard/Mac

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The Apple iPhone

It’s pretty – here’s a snapshot from the Keynote Address going on right now — You can read about the address through streaming updates at I know I was bitching about “smart phones” being too complicated earlier this week,

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I finally got wise, and created a new group in my feedreader software called “Truncated” just for people who truncate their posts in their syndication feeds. These are people I love, who are great writers, but the frustration of needing

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Motorola SLVR Pisses me off

I no sooner got a cool Razr phone, than Motorola came out with the phone I really wanted — the Slvr, which is very similar, but a bar phone rather than a flip style. Jerks. Every time I see a

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Must post this link…

I just can’t stop myself. That’s something I never thought of writing down in a public space. I could write something similar, but I’ll refrain.

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Think Geek’s New Products RSS Feed

Think Geek now has an RSS feed for their new products. Good idea! Too bad their entries don’t show a picture of the new products, or a description. Bad idea! 3/6/2006 UPDATE: Their feeds now have descriptions, pictures and prices.

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Cell-Phone Etiquette

Wired has the umpteeth article on how to be polite with your cell phone, covering all the stuff that anyone with common sense should be able to figure out without this article, and some of which I wrote myself almost

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3-Wheel Volkswagen Concept Car

At the L.A. Autoshow, Volkswagen unveiled a concept car with 3 wheels. VW claims it can get 46 mpg in the city, and can do 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Yes, it is a concept car, but VW claims they

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