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Before and after, Tribune Tower

Flickr’s “search for similar photos”

Most of us are familiar with Google’s reverse image search. Pick any photo online, and Google can find a photo that is similar (or identical). It’s a very fun tool to play around with. I’ve used it to: Search for a painting hanging up in a Panera restaurant Find paintings that look like a beach […]

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Where is the next...

Where is the next…

Type a search into Google for “Where is the next…” and it will auto-complete your search with three suggestions: Solar eclipse World Cup Olympics All three are global events. Large global events. Although aren’t solar eclipses more of a local event? Each eclipse occurs in only one spot of the world. The Great American Eclipse […]

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New definition for the word pigeon: a slow modem

A slow modem is a pigeon

Do you have a modem that is really slow? Then you have pigeon! If it takes a long time to load a webpage, you might as well load that page via a carrier pigeon. Thus, your modem is like a pigeon. I submitted this new definition for pigeon to Urban Dictionary: Word: Pigeon Definition: A […]

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My home on Pluto

Where would you live on Planet Pluto?

The Pluto flyby is incredible! NEW! Enjoy this #Pluto flyby video, made with data from our historic #PlutoFlyby. pic.twitter.com/viHjvnfXw6 — NASA New Horizons (@NASANewHorizons) July 14, 2017 I WANT TO LIVE ON PLANET PLUTO. Yes, I am calling it a planet, because it is PLANET AWESOME. If you could live anywhere on Pluto, where would […]

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Pay Day candy bars should go into vending machines, not Baby Ruth

The last Pay Day bar

A message I sent to a vending machine company: We have a vending machine on the 3rd floor of the Tribune Tower in Chicago (435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611). Almost every day I get a Pay Day bar. Sometimes twice a day! Today I hit D7 on the vending machine. My delicious Pay […]

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Glen Ellyn Clay Meetup membership pending

Having fun crafting your meetup profile

Every time you join a group on meetup.com, you get asked a set of questions for your profile. The Glen Ellyn Clay meetup has some fun questions, so I had fun answering them. What are the top 3 things you would like to get out of this group? Get back to working with clay. That would […]

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