Sunday, October 21, 2007

WOTD: Pangram

from The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog - Wikipedia

Pangram of the day: Portez ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume. [French for "Bring this old whisky to the blond smoking judge"]

Friday, October 19, 2007

FYE: Power Strip Space Saver Price: $2.99 & USB squid

[from http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/9713/ ]

"As a gadgets junkie, you surely know about those big ugly AC adapters
that power just about all your electronics. You also know that those AC
adapters can be pretty annoying when trying to connect more than two or
three into a single power strip. Outlets get blocked and you end up
needing three or four power strips to connect all your devices. Is this
any way for a geek to live? We think not. The Power Strip Space Saver,
from Philips, is the perfect accessory for power strips that don't have
enough space to fit all your bulky AC adapters. Each flexible 7"
extension cord can easily accommodate the AC adapter and the pass
through outlet will still give you access to the power strip outlet.
Problem solved, gadgets happy."

USB Squid:

Friday, October 12, 2007

Spelling: This is weird, but interesting!

"fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the
olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it"
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