Archive for: January, 2007

Losing Weight

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Ramblings

So you can eat less… or work-out… or do both! And it all works! πŸ˜€

Eating less and exercising more are equally good at helping take off the pounds, U.S. researchers said on Friday in a study that challenges many of the popular tenets of the multibillion dollar diet and fitness industry.

Diet, exercise take off equal pounds, study finds

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Vista – got my copy, time to upgrade

Jan 29 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Vista – got my copy, time to upgrade

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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The Latest on the Housing Market…

Jan 29 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Newly built homes aren’t selling…

Sales of new homes plunged in 2006 by the largest amount in 16 years as the nation’s housing industry suffered through a sharp contraction after five boom years

Sales of new homes plummet in 2006

And the other side…

While speculators and flippers in places such as Boston and San Diego are running for cover, in other parts of the country they are basking in robust residential sales.

Homes are still hot in some places

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Science of Friendship

Jan 27 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Fascinating stuff…

The conventional wisdom is that we choose friends because of who they are. But it turns out that we actually love them because of the way they support who we are

Friendship: The Laws of Attraction

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Finally got a Wii

Jan 25 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Finally got a Wii

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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More on Inventables

Jan 25 2007 Published by under Ramblings

One of the companies I’ve been helping with is a an awesome group out in Chicago called Inventables. We met a couple of years back at TED, and ever since we’ve been talking regularly, and I was invited to be on a board for them as well.

Everytime I see them and talk to them I get excited – they have some really great stuff over there. Even their customer list is impressive!

Here’s a short clip from NBC: Art Gets His Gadget On

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Rackspace Founded

Jan 23 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Found this photo as I was digging through some boxes.

Rackspace is Signed

The Rackspace deal-makers… from left to right – Morris Miller, Dirk Elmendorf, Richard Yoo, and Pat Condon. Our lawyers were also there, working very hard in the background. (Thanks to Daryl Lansdale for shooting the photo for us. πŸ˜€ )

The six of us probably were together daily for weeks. In fact, if I remember correctly, Morris was working on our deal while his wife was giving birth! (For the record, both the baby and mother did fine. :))

The photo was stamped 12/30/98 – but I can assure you that the process of getting the final documents signed started the evening before. In fact, I think we were locked in the law office from 9:00pm the previous night. It sounds rough, but I remember it very fondly. πŸ˜€

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Boosting your Metabolism

Jan 23 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Tips and tricks for helping you drop those holiday pounds…

Boosting ones metabolism is something many people try to achieve everyday. Having a high metabolic rate increases the amount of calories, or energy, the body burns on a daily basis. Without optimal metabolism the body will store excess calories as fat for future use. The problem for many people is they don’t ever use these excess calories and as a result struggle with weight issues.

11 Tips To Boost Your Metabolism

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Automatix2

Jan 21 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Automatix2 makes Ubuntu Linux even more useful…

Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.

Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2

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Carve a Turkey

Jan 19 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Want to learn how to carve a turkey? With the magic of the internet you can now learn how to do it in the comfort of your own cubicle!

Afraid you’re going to be given the honor of carving the Thanksgiving turkey? Here is a list of turky carving videos to help you out:

Turkey Carving Action

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Jeep Waterfall

Jan 18 2007 Published by under Ramblings

How the Jeep Waterfall works….

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The *NEW* AT&T

Jan 17 2007 Published by under Ramblings

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this is just ridiculous…

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Adultolescence

Jan 17 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Its the “consumerism”!

Two of three grads return home today. Skip the you-got-it-good jokes and get set for a new stage of parenting.

Your adult kids are back. Now what?

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KeepVid

Jan 16 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Want do download and keep a local copy of a video you saw online? Now you can do it without installing a funky plugin:

Download videos DIRECT from most video sites

KeepVid

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Get Organized Month

Jan 10 2007 Published by under Ramblings

An interesting discussion about keeping things messy…

IT is a truism of American life that we’re too darn messy, or we think we are, and we feel really bad about it. Our desks and dining room tables are awash with paper; our closets are bursting with clothes and sports equipment and old files; our laundry areas boil; our basements and garages seethe. And so do our partners — or our parents, if we happen to be teenagers.

This is why sales of home-organizing products, like accordion files and labelmakers and plastic tubs, keep going up and up, from $5.9 billion last year to a projected $7.6 billion by 2009, as do the revenues of companies that make closet organizing systems, an industry that is pulling in $3 billion a year, according to Closets magazine.

Saying Yes to Mess

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Asimo

Jan 10 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Asimo

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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DLP Chips

Jan 10 2007 Published by under Ramblings



DLP Chips

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Simulscribe

Jan 10 2007 Published by under Ramblings

This is totally awesome! I HATE having to call in to check my voicemail.

Simulscribe is a new service that will transcribe your voicemails and email them to you so you don’t have to go through the torturous hassle of pressing 1 on your cell phone, punching in your password, and then listening to your messages.

Simulscribe: Check Voicemail Without Your Phone

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ces

Jan 09 2007 Published by under Ramblings



ces

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Vonage

Jan 08 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Vonage

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Directional sound on billboard

Jan 06 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Directional sound on billboard

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Auto Fab

Jan 06 2007 Published by under Ramblings

When I was a kid, I loved LEGOs…. well, I suppose I STILL love LEGOs… and this is totally cool! πŸ˜€

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CyrusOne

Jan 05 2007 Published by under Ramblings



CyrusOne

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Gym Secrets

Jan 02 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Whats your New Year’s resolution? Perhaps you should reconsider that gym membership…

10 Things Your Fitness Club Won’t Tell You

Here are some other secrets:

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