If you’re into technology and what not. You might be aware of the massive trade shows going on right now in San Francisco and Las Vegas. SF is hosting a new Macworld Expo and Vegas is home to the annual CES. If you haven’t been following them… you probably should. They’re where new stuff happens. The links above are to Google News searches with all the goodies from each show. It’s a start.
Yeah, it’s an ad campaign to get tourists into Nova Scotia and not a real phone. Also, it cost about 300K of tax-payer money to make. Nice. (more…)
New Year’s Resolutions are usually vapid and mostly go incomplete and forgotten about a week or two into the brand new year. I suggest a new system to rely upon for you “resolutions” this year. Make a list of things you should do to improve the quality of your life during the next year. Don’t make them vague or un-doable. Simply make a list of things to accomplish. Revise this list throughout the year; add new items as you go and mark through the things you feel you’ve actually accomplished.
Keep the list on you as part of your pocket journal or hipster-PDA to remind you everyday of what you hope to create and do in this brand new year.
For a small example, here’s mine:
- Learn Python and/or PHP
- Slow Down
- Go to more parties
- Read more
- Spend less time doing nothing
- Create more
- Start meditating again
- Finish what I start
[photo by Ruthie Lichtenstein]
Most of the companies have one. A list of the products that have been made and are ready for the masses to test but aren’t quite ready for prime time. Yahoo has Yahoo Next. Google has Google Labs. Windows Live has the creatively named “Windows Live Betas” along with the also original “Microsoft Live Labs.” (more…)
The Top 25 Songs of 1988:
1. Faith, George Michael
2. Need You Tonight, INXS
3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
5. Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses (more…)
“Capucine and I have eaten more candy than we were supposed to. Capucine tries to get us out of trouble before Dad finds out about it.”
AKA: “Lets watch an adorable little French girl tell a story”
A recent study at the University of British Colombia and published in the journal “Psychosomatic Medicine” has found that the effects of owning a dog “included several signs of reduced stress, including lowered blood pressure, slowed heart rate and more relaxed muscles. And those relaxing effects were attained much more rapidly than pills. Having a dog close by reduced stress in as little as five minutes, where prescription medications can take weeks before taking effect.” So, instead of reaching for that bottle of Zoloft, maybe you should be reaching for a warm puppy.
By Oscar Wilde
First published in the 1894 December (and only) issue of the Oxford student magazine The Chameleon.
The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.
Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty.
Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither.
A really well-maded buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature.
If you’re searching for that extra something to complete your new look for a new semester, why not try a merkin?
“What’s a merkin?”
Well, I’m glad you asked. According to Wikipedia, “A merkin (first use, according to the OED, 1617) is a pubic wig, originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia to eliminate lice or disguise the marks of syphilis. There are many different ways of wearing a merkin, although most involve placing the merkin on the vulva or the scrotum.”
I think it’s just a great idea for everyone.