Sunday, July 22, 2007

News, Weak

baggage carousel in Venice
Originally uploaded by estee loo.
Get your game face on: "Checking your luggage through to Venice’s Marco Polo Airport is always a bit of a gamble." I'm thinking all baggage carousels should have numbered panels.

God's Inbox. (Apparently, God uses a Mac.)

Don't make me turn this car around: Now that it's too late for me, Wise Bread offers tips on how to survive a road trip, and Open Travel Info has 29 tips on saving gas.

The Cincinnati Subway.

I can see my house from here: On the other hand, if this had happened to us while we were at the St. Louis Gateway Arch, we would have had a great excuse for calling in sick the next day. "Boss? You'll never guess where I am..."

The Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois.

Another legendary newspaper dies: "American Media has decided to suspend publication of Weekly World News, both the print publication and the web site." Bob Greenberger has more

Everything should taste like bacon.

There's a Way, Said a Wise Old Man: David Wygant of Yahoo Personals offers ten tips to Charm a Woman. (And fifty comments suggest that these tips are, eh, flawed.) The Manchester Evening News reports that women lie, cheat and steal. "The favourite fib told by women was 'Of course you don't look fat'"...but "four out of ten (42%) would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, in spite of the wishes of their partner".

The State of Sequoyah.

Can't remember where I read this: "According to a survey released Friday, the boom in mobiles and portable devices that store reams of personal information has created a generation incapable of memorizing simple things. A quarter of those polled said they couldn't remember their landline number, while two-thirds couldn't recall the birthdays of more than three friends or family members."

The Foot Mouse (Slipper Mouse) with Programmable Pedal: "It's more than a mouse. It's your stepping-stone to peak performance!"

Oh, and there was some book about a teenage wizard.


John C. said...

The foot operated mouse is nothing new; they've been available for years. The main problem with them, as with this one, is the cost; $199 for the blarsted thing. And I think that it would prove insufficiently fast or accurate for gaming, although they make a lot of sense for actual work (but then so does learning to type one-handed; there is a Web site devoted to just that, which also sells a typing manual). I suspect a lot of people might find it requiring more consistant sitting posture than they are used to...

Anonymous said...

Photoshop contest: Things that could be improved with bacon: