We all know about carbon footprints, and how you should reduce them. How about our Apple footprints? How big is yours, and do you need an offset? How about Google or Microsoft, for that matter? I need an Apple Footprint Calculator, and I need it now! Recently, my Apple footprint rose, declined, then might be [...]
Your Halloween pumpkins don’t have the same old boring designs. Get some pumpkin stencils and carving! You can make some amazing stuff, including Star Wars pumpkins or for Twilight fans, Edward and Bella. How about Jay Leno? The Kool Aide guy? A Cylon pumpkin? Some tips and links, below. Like many, I’ve been carving pumpkins [...]
Oh, Ivar. I welcome you back into my life. It’s been too long, my old friend. The smell of your freshly cut pine (are you pine?) once again fills my office nook. Your presence brings me nearly full circle through my life of home furnishing. I thought you were gone, but you return once again, [...]
We visited the school our children will be going to when we move to California later this year. How much was lunch, I asked? $2.95 per day. Wow. I’m old. It was like 55 cents when I was a kid. And I can remember skipping lunches often in high school (I think I got $1 [...]
Earlier this month, Matt said he wanted to see a picture of my much abused dog. Not abused that way! Abused because, well, I don’t really like dogs and so complain loudly about her to anyone who will listen and profess to have no love for the animal. "But we know you love her," say [...]
There’s a new blog tag game going around where you have to "tag" five people and get them to tell 5 things others might not know about them. I got tagged by multiple people and OK, I’ll bite. I restored all the wooden floors in our old house, the wooden staircase and opened up four [...]
Brian Smith covers the shopping space by blogging as a correspondent for me and at his own ComparisonEngines.com site. Many of his readers are merchants, and those merchants have encouraged him to develop his SingleFeed product. He’s been doing that, but now he’s looking for a very small investor round of $50 million. Nah. He’s [...]
As a kid, those Ginsu knife commercials fascinated me. Think you’re only getting the knife? "But Wait, There’s More!" And the guy who wrote those words and many other infomercials, Arthur Schiff, has passed away. Direct Magazine has more. Rest In Peace.
When I was in Toronto, an important topic came up during dinner. Why can’t mules breed — and what the heck is the difference between mules, donkey, burros and asses? Mona Elesseily just emailed me to see if I ever got the answer. The perfect excuse to find out. Hey Google! What’s a mule? I [...]
The recent daylight savings time shift got me wanting to mention the The World Clock Meeting Planner service. It’s a great thing to use if you need to talk with people in different time zones, plus it’s the closest thing to the ideal clock I’ve long wanted but feel doesn’t exist.