Monthly Archives: August 2008

Don’t wait to finish that list, go now.

You may be aware of the book “100 Things To Do Before You Die“. Some of the items are of the clich├ęd and well-known bits, some are the more obscure that the authors want you to know about. One of … Continue reading

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Internet Time Waster #9: FkConflict

I know I’ve been doing a lot of filler posts lately, but there’s really nothing else to report. This is the stuff that’s occupying my time, plus I can treat it as a list of things to do when I’m … Continue reading

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Internet Time Waster #8: Ikariam

Ikariam is a free and addicting online RPG-style game that mixes strategy and city-building. You play in real-time with others around the world, with a capital village on an island. You construct and upgrade buildings like the town hall, warehouses … Continue reading

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Kevin’s Eleven: Best Olympic Medal designs

Olympic Torch designs range from awesome (Sydney) to functional (Montreal, it looks how you expect a torch to look) to rather ugly (many others), such that I had a hard time making my list. This list will be easier to … Continue reading

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Kevin’s Eleven: Best Olympic Torch designs

I guess it’s time for an Olympics-themed post. I do enjoy the Olympics, I used to follow along with the sports and athletes’ careers across multiple Olympic years. One thing I dislike is NBC’s insistence of tape-delaying events for prime … Continue reading

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Travel Gear and Gadgets #5: Cocoon Coolmax Travel Sheet

Has anyone ordered stuff from the SkyMall catalog? Are those parking mats useful? Is the giant crossword puzzle futile? Is the Sting letter opener superfluous? Will the garden giraffes fool neighbors into calling animal control? Is the silvery gray color … Continue reading

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Travel Gear and Gadgets #4: Light My Fire outdoor meal kit review

This $20 outdoor meal kit was designed by Scandinavian designer Joachim Nordwall specifically for Light My Fire, a Swedish company, and we know how ingenious those Scandinavian designers can be. Photos may include a 12-ounce soda can and a 1-Liter … Continue reading

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