Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Typedia: a Font Wiki
Times New Roman made its world debut in the October 3rd 1932 issue of The Times (of London) newspaper. After one year the design was released for commercial sale. The Times stayed with Times New Roman for some 40 years, but new production techniques combined with a format change from broadsheet to tabloid in 2004 have caused the newspaper to switch font five times since 1972. All the new fonts have been variants of the original New Roman font, however.
So now you know, too! Now back to reading up on more fun fonts!
can you spare the time
So if you are going to wear a watch that makes a statement, shouldn't it be the one watch everyone thinks of when you think luxury watch? Yes, I am talking Rolex here but what if I told you there were luxury watches that didn't cost a fortune but were the real deal, not a cheap copy.
Atlanta's 'Best of Time' offers genuine Rolex watches at a discount because they are an independent dealer of gently used pre-owned Rolex watches. Prices you have to see to believe on the world’s best luxury Rolex watches, thanks to their receiving their Rolex watches in specific quantities. Internet sales also allow a low markup with the savings passed directly to you. As always, All Watches are 100% Genuine Certified & Authentic. With a 3 year warranty and free FEDEX shipping.
See for yourself at www.bestoftime.com and begin the act of telling time start telling something about you.
Taptaptap iPhone App Design Evoltion
Think designing a great looking app is easy? Watch the evolution of Convert the unit converter. 390 days from their first Skitch session to delivery – about as long as a human baby. Thankfully you can really see they took their "time and did it right instead of rushing it."
Friday, August 21, 2009
Curl Up With a Good Book
OF THE INHERITANCE CYCLE.
THE STORY WILL CONTINUE AND CONCLUDE
IN BOOK FOUR.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Fiorina may be a candidate, but she ain't a voter. Records show that she voted in just five of the past 18 elections since she registered in Santa Clara County in 2000.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
looking for a good time
Stop using your phone as a watch and dress up that outfit, people DO notice and the watch you wear tells a great deal about you, ask anyone.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A Tiki Tour of New Zealand
Thanks to the Post Office, you can embark on ‘A Tiki Tour of New Zealand’, from the comfort of your very own stamp album.
A stunning new edition of 24 stamps has been designed to capture the ‘get up and go’ spirit of the classic Kiwi Tiki tour, celebrating so many of the home-grown fascinations across the land. The unique wildlife, landscapes, buildings, statues and industries of New Zealand are all here.
So if you’re keen to have a quick Tiki tour, you’d better be quick and get your sheet of stamps now.
Ed Reimers – RIP
He also was the voice of Allstate insurance and a quick search of YouTube found this clip and a super cool story:
In the 1960s, after a kitchen fire, Allstate selected our story for a commercial. I recently contacted them on their website and they sent me the video immediately. The color has faded and the audio has changed over time, so this is not how my mother's voice sounded. It is the only video we have of her so I was thrilled when Allstate was so great about sending it to me.
He's In Control
A suggestion to make things easier on the late-comers: don't show the same ad in front of EVERY EPISODE, especially when the ad is almost as long as the short.
Just saying is all.
–Forgive my brevity, this was sent via Newton 2.0 (iPod Touch v1.x)
a time before corporate America had an absolute grip on American politics, and advertising was used to sell soap and toothpaste rather than politicians and political ideas. It would be nice to live in a time when foolish bankers and investment brokers couldn't bring the economy to a standstill.
bird on a wire
Well, not any more. Now that there's Fyre.tv – Stream Adult TV right to your bedroom and Watch Adult TV Stations on your TV instantly without the time consuming downloading process. Search through thousands of titles from the classics to today’s best sellers. There's over 20,000 titles available in the system, plus with their advanced search filters (for the type of movie, star, category, scene or studio) you'll find something to watch in no time. Fast forward or rewind as you please, save any movie or scene to your custom play lists or favorites menu for easy viewing access.And best of all – you only pay for what you play. Even the fast forwarding time is only charged as the time spent fast forwarding, not the actual movie running time, how great is that?
Just plug the FyreTV BoXXX into your Internet service via Ethernet or WiFi setup and connect to your television then turn on the system that turns you on.
Disney Haunted Mansion Turns 40
Designed by Karyn Cantor from Classic Hardware and featuring Attic Scene Portraits, it's going for $175 and limited to an edition size of 999.
Monday, August 17, 2009
blog party for Taylor
Friend is having a 'blog party' for their daughters first birthday and needed help to promote it! Yes, the Blog Party Needing Promotion!.
Celebrate with a week of giveaways with one main post to enter all contests, but "they need your help getting comments on the posts for the party!"
Dairy Section Goodness
Friday, August 14, 2009
ReWritable CD 650 MB
Fun With Agriculture
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Available at select stores and bars, while they last. Taste a beer created with the express purpose of celebrating 250 years of perfection.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
keep entering canada
Stouffer's Panini celebrates the release of four all new varieties of Paninis: Bistro Meatballs & Peppers, Bistro Chicken Souvlaki, Lean Cuisine Grilled Vegetables & Goat Cheese and Lean Cuisine Mango Chicken Tikka.
There are three Grand Prizes: your choice of a dream trip to India, Greece, Italy or France destinations via a $10,000 Gift Card.
There's also twelve Sony Digital Camcorders (A $500 value) and loads of Daily Instant Prizes of Free Stouffers-paninis.
Just register here for your first free entry, then enter one UPC code entry per day, provided you are a Canadian resident (I know).
All You Can Jet
...unlimited travel with our All-You-Can-Jet Pass! For just $599* you can take JetBlue anywhere you like, as often as you like, from September 8 to October 8, 2009. Use your All-You-Can-Jet Pass for business, for pleasure, to visit your favorite cities or to meet with a client...
I would go from Hard Rock to Hard Rock or Apple Store to Apple Store. You know someone is going to and have a mighty blog-worth of reports to file, sleeping at airports, etc.
oh that smell
I don't know if anyone has made a perfume that smells like potatoes although I do know they make perfume that smells like Playdoh. I am not so sure how well that would translate to someone wearing it but it certainly would be a signature scent. I can still close my eyes and see the face of the person who wore L'air Du Temps – I should see if the note they wrote me and dabbed with it still smells like it.
I should see if this online perfume shop carries it and how much it would cost. Perhaps it's nostalgia and perhaps it just smells good to me?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Knut ♥ Gianna
The two-year-old Gianna, named after Italian rock singer Gianna Nannini, will be moved from Hellabrunn zoo in Munich in mid-September according to the daily Tagesspiegel said, citing a zoo official. Her stay in Berlin is expected to be temporary.
home sweet home alarm
I like the idea of having our home monitored 24/7 but I didn't know ADT is able to handle everything from severe weather events to computer crashes without losing contact with your home due to their 4 inter-connected locations across the United States, something a company with only one monitoring center can't do if its one center suffers an outage.
We have had one call from the alarm company and fortunately that was a false alarm set off by the team working on on floors and my fault for not setting the alarm properly. For more home safety tips, check out the link and start sleeping better tonight!
These Kids Today
Sunday, August 09, 2009
St Peter & the Old Couple
Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade. One day, their good health didn't help when they went on a rare vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.
They reached the pearly gates, and St.Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favourite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, 'Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now.'
The old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. 'Why, nothing,' Peter replied, 'remember, this is your reward in Heaven.' The old man looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth.
'What are the greens fees?,' grumbled the old man.
'This is heaven,' St. Peter replied. 'You can play free, every day.'
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch, with every imaginable cuisine laid out before them, from seafood to steaks to exotic deserts, free flowing beverages.
'Don't even ask,' said St. Peter to the man. This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy.'
The old man looked around and glanced nervously at his wife. 'Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?,' he asked.
That's the best part,' St. Peter replied. 'You can eat and drink as much as you like of whatever you like and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!'
The old man pushed, 'No gym to work out at?'
'Not unless you want to,' was the answer.
'No testing my sugar or blood pressure or...'
'Never again. All you do here is enjoy yourself.'
The old man glared at his wife and said, 'You and your f*ing Bran Flakes. We could have been here ten years ago!'
Saturday, August 08, 2009
RadioShack is changing its name to “The Shack” in an attempt to survive by appearing cooler? From the accounts I perused, it’s unclear whether the name change is official or whether it’s simply a case of a lonely retailer anointing its ownself with an affectionate nickname. I’m sure the facts are there if you care to dig deeper.
It is all understandable. RadioShack began life as a supplier of vaccuum tubes for ham radio enthusiasts, the technology geeks of 1920. This was before commercial radio, folks! Now, RadioShack is competing with the likes of Best Buy to sell heaven-knows-what to “consumers.” Part of the plan is to further de-emphasize the electronic-parts business and concentrate even more on the latest must-have device that everyone is walking around fiddling with. I wish them well.I’m not sure how RadioShack has managed to stay afloat as long as it has, and I will admit that if they had to depend on the likes of me they’d have gone dark decades ago. However, I do love a store where you can wander around and be intrigued by “parts” and say things like, “I didn’t know you could buy those!”
legends of the fall
Some reasons for the shift has got to include the mobile lifestyle we all seem to a part of as well as one of a more basic reason: the price. Why buy a monitor and all the add-ons for a desk-top when a single small notebook will fill the bill - frequently for well under a thousand dollars.
Well, how about if you don't have to pay anyhting at all for your next computer? From July 15 through September 15, Charter is running their Laptop-a-Day Sweepstakes! A new promotion that is giving away a laptop computer every day – and they have extended it for another 2 months! Winners can get an HP 550 Notebook 15-inch with Windows Vista and a NeoTec Compu Backpack and gift cards ranging in value from $25-$100 with special online deals. Visit charter.com/laptop to register today and to view the complete rules, a list of winners, details on the notebook computer and more.
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40 Years Ago
"There's a sketch Paul McCartney did with four little stick men crossing the Zebra," says Brian Southall, author of the history of Abbey Road Studios. At half past eleven the Fab Four walked out of No 3 Abbey Road, having finished basic work on what would be - and they subsequently said they knew would be - their last album.
Macmillan was given about 15 minutes, stood on a stepladder while a policeman held up the traffic, the band walked back and forth a few times and that was that.
He took seven or eight pictures, fascinating for their difference (Paul is wearing sandals!) to the end product we all know.
'Twilight' Tourism Boom
A total of 16,186 people passed through the Visitor Center in July, doubling June's number of 8,702, in one month nearly reaching the entire year's total for 2008 – 18,485 people.
The visitors come up with some 'interesting' questions, including:
• Is it safe to go camping with the vampire problems in the area?
• Where is Port Townsend, and is it anywhere near Forks?
• When do the deer turn into elk? (Bingham's favorite)
While none of the movies were filmed in Forks – and none of the future ones are likely to be – the important thing locals say is to make sure that Twilight is always associated with Forks.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
let the great taste take you away
Now, food and travel can, provided you live in Canada, make your dreams come true as well! In honor of the launch of 4 new varieties of globally-inspired Stouffer's Paninis (Bistro Meatballs & Peppers, Bistro Chicken Souvlaki, Lean Cuisine Grilled Vegetables & Goat Cheese, Lean Cuisine Mango Chicken Tikka), you have the opportunity to win cash, prizes and Panini Products instantly Enter today to instantly win one of three $10,000 prizes to take the trip of your dreams to your choice of India, Greece, Italy or France. There are also 12 Sony Digital Camcorders plus daily instant prizes for free Stouffer’s food.
If you haven't tried a Stouffers-panini recently then you are in for a treat. They're great for a light dinner, a quick work lunch or a snack after working hard around the house. So easy to make and so good, keep several on hand for those days when cooking just won't cut it.
So if you are in Canada, all you need to do to enter, is just register here and you automatically get one free entry into the drawing, and a UPC code gives you one entry per day.
Actually she looks rather comfortable in her spot in the flower bed and looks like she's going to setting in for a while.
The newest indoor member is unimpressed with both the outdoor doings AND this post and has wandered off again.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Odd Situation Made Worse
Then I overheard this, "you know, I'm about the age where I could hit on either the mom or the daughter."
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Monday, August 03, 2009
MSNBC's Countdown Remembers Sarah
Sarah Palin's greatest hits. Oh Sarah, how can we miss you if you won't go away?
Had forgotten about many of these, so perhaps it will be instructional to take a look back at the campaign and the days and weeks following it. Enjoy and pass it along.