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Happy birthday Massachusetts

Bringing back ‘Happy birthday, state!’

Sometimes you just gotta start making stuff. Last year, when it was a state’s birthday, I would give that state a happy birthday by leaving a sticky note on their flag pole. I would research state flag for that particular state, and find some sort of interesting trivia about their flag. That piece of trivia […]

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Instagram-like app to track photographer websites

I’m thinking about what the domain would be for my photo website. And then an idea struck me. What if someone made an app that looked JUST like Instagram. But all the photos came from RSS feeds from individual photographer websites. You could subscribe to a whole list of photographer websites, and their photos will […]

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dollar bundle deals from humble

Fun bundles of books for one dollar

I’ve come to appreciate the $1 bundle from @humble. This bundle “Get Crafty” has six books including, “Tiny World of Terrariums” At any given time, Humble usually always has around six book bundle deals going on. Every bundle has different levels. There’s always the $1 bundle with a handful of books. The $8 bundle has […]

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Cutting up a book to scan it

Ever wish you could have a digital version of a book, but there is no kindle or PDF version available? One in book in particular I’d love to have on my phone at all times: Keri Smith’s “How to be an Explorer of the World“. Such an inspiring book. I love it. I want it […]

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4 reasons why automatic staplers are the best

If your printer at work has an automatic stapler, give it a try. Automatic staplers are so wonderful. 1) You don’t have to do the manual job of stapling your sheets Machines. Let the machines do the work for you. 2) The printer gives a beautiful flat staple Your handheld stapler will produce a rounded […]

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Does Customer Support have custom notes on you?

Whenever I call customer support for something, I like to imagine they have a customer profile on each customer. This profile would have informal notes on what type of person the customer is. Maybe there would be profiles that say “be careful, this customer is a bear!” Or for really nice customers it would say, […]

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Picasso drips

Picasso drips

Drip lines are drawn down the base of the Picasso sculpture. As the snow melts, remnant salt lines are left behind. These vertical lines look like a drawing. Whose drawing? Perhaps Paul Klee? Is Paul Klee drawing on a Picasso? Here’s a few Paul Klee works that look a bit like this photo. Rayo multicolor, […]

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Google auto-complete for Maldre

Try Google auto-complete on your name

If you type your last name into Google, what auto-complete suggestions do you get? Here’s mine: maldred lord of allerdale is an interesting one. No relation. Also curious is the bottom of the list, mal dress. What is a mal dress? Is that a typo for dress that you get at the mall? Do people […]

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