Year: 2021

Hyperspace through

Leave a browser window open with an entry from After about 30 seconds, this giant ad will automatically appear. I’m working on two monitors, so one of my monitors all of the sudden made me feel like I was traveling through hyperspace. *In a trance* “Yesssss, I want to jooooin IBM Clouuuuuud” Ironic that …

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The Ferris Bueller vest challenge

Would you like to own the same vest that Matthew Broderick wore in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?” Many online sellers offer imitation vests that come pretty close. Others, not so close.

Monster trophy, best trophy ever

Next time you want to reward one of your coworkers, here’s a fun customizable trophy for only $12. What a fun trophy! A superhero that looks kinda like the Incredible Hulk ripping his shirt off. ROOOOOAR! Award this to someone for something really mundane. “Yes! I achieved 15% electricity reduction this past week!“ This trophy …

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Estonian 2 Kroon bills for fun

I paid $1.88 for a 2 Krooni from Estonia. The Kroon is—was—Estonian’s form of currency. The word “kroon” translates to “crown”. (Kroon is singular, Krooni is plural. Please excuse me if I use the wrong form in this post.) Paying $1.88 for a 2 Kroon bill sounds like a deal, right? Yeah, I’m pretty much …

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Electricity cost calculator

We have a porch light that we used to keep on all the time. We would just forget to turn it off. Now that I have a smart bulb in there, it’s running a schedule (5pm to 5am), so I’m saving 12 hours of electricity. There’s a cool calculator that figures out how much money …

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