Thursday, December 30, 2010

Are honeybees spreading colony collapse disorder to other wild bees? Wired article

The Wired article describes how there is concern that the virus is being spread through pollen. Colony collapse disorder kills bees, resulting in fewer bees to pollinate crops. Less pollination results in a lower yield.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CNN reporting injuries with ski lift at #Sugarloaf lodge in Maine. 30 mph winds, 13 degrees.

Passengers Stuck On Planes Overnight

Passengers Stuck On Planes Overnight

Passengers Stuck On Planes Overnight

Passengers were apparently stuck on planes on the runway of JFK airport for up …

21 hour trip and then a 11-1/2 hour wait until employees from Immigration could arrive.

Blizzard no way to spend 15 hours on the NYC Subway. NY Times article

Cold, hungry, ignored and angry - NY Times describes a worse than usual day.

New York City stays the same even in a blizzard. NY Times article

From the NY Times: On Second Avenue, near 44th Street, heaps of garbage bags circling a tree had been all but concealed by a snowdrift. But here, now, something came burrowing out of a white hole. A rat. Ah, yes, New York.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Second Time Is Not the Charm for India's ISRO Rocket Program [Disasters]

via Gizmodo

For the second time this year an India Space Research Organizations (ISRO) rocket has failed spectacularly mere moments after ... Read More >>

290 Social Media Resources From 2010

via Mashable!

We’ve provided you with nearly 300 in-depth features, galleries and how-tos in the past year to help you navigate the ... Read More >>

75 Essential Small Business Resources From 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This $271 Million Telescope Is Buried Under the South Pole [Astronomy]

via Gizmodo

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, built over a decade at a cost of $271 million, is buried under the South Pole... and longer ... Read More >>

Monday, December 20, 2010

Special Ops Tools

via Cool Hunting

Whether traveling the world, making documentaries or just pretending you're Jason Bourne, we put together a few special-ops ... Read More >>

ipad 005

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Tough Tech: 10 Rugged Gadgets That Will Go the Distance

via Mashable!

If you’re looking for gadgetry that can withstand the rigors of the outdoors or just the chaos of everyday life, there ... Read More >>

16 Handy iPhone Apps for Better Blogging

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New migrant workers: Living in your RV and following the jobs. describes how a lot of people are just getting work in their free time, following the jobs. How many do this as a new lifestyle? Walmart is a temporary parking lot for their motor homes.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thinking man

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5 Fake Books Featured In Real Books

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34 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

via Mashable!

Mashable’s back with another round up of new social media tools and resources from the past week or so. With all the ... Read More >>

Six reasons to let it go

via Unclutterer

Are you trying to decide if you should keep or get rid of something? These are six reasons to trash, recycle, sell, or donate ... Read More >>

Monday, December 6, 2010

It was almost normal that he screamed, that we worked 14 hours, that we ate on the floor," she said. "That was our America.

Yahoo article on J-1 visa abuse in the United States. "An Associated Press investigation found students forced to work in strip clubs instead of restaurants. Others take home $1 an hour or even less. Some live in apartments so crowded that they sleep in shifts because there aren't enough beds. Others have to eat on floors." 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

37 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

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The holidays are coming, and there’s nothing that’ll quite get you in the spirit like a big ol’ list of tools ... Read More >>

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Modern Day Hunt Brothers: Crash JP Morgan, Buy Physical Silver

via Infowars
You Tube | A brand new micro-doc in the spirit of the movement to beat the criminal Banks. Buy PHYSICAL silver, Bankrupt ... Read More >>

12 Fun Hacks for Getting More Out of YouTube

via Mashable!
There’s no doubt that plain old YouTube can be tons of fun, but when you get bored of watching clips the traditional way, ... Read More >>

Saturday, November 27, 2010

GT Racing for the iPad gets 5*****. Your music, great cars, good graphics.

Louwman Collection

via Cool Hunting
A 1914 Dodge Type 30 was the initial inspiration for the Louwman Collection of classic cars and automotive art housed in the ... Read More >>

Sunlight, Reflection, Metaphysics

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Enclave 5-in-1 iPad Case

via Cool Hunting
Brenthaven is already an industry leader in highly-functional ways to tote your tech, and the recent introduction of their ... Read More >>


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Channel-billed Cuckoo

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蜻蛉 Dragonfly

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jot! for iPad

via iPad App Finders
Who needs a paper notebook when you have got apps such as Jot! on your iPad? Jot! is an exciting application that turns your ... Read More >>

HOW TO: Run Location-Based Google Ads

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HOW TO: Get the Most From a Small Business Social Media Presence

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New Facebook App Streams Live Video From Pages

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Live streaming video service Livestream has just released a Facebook application for Page owners that offers admins a simple ... Read More >>

20 Free Social Media Icon Sets For a More Shareable Website

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If your blog needs a face lift, the creative types who power the web are here to help. Sometimes a few well-designed, ... Read More >>

Hitting the storage auction

Went to a Storage Auction and came home with experience.

I had been to an auction before. I'm still selling the books from that venture.

Yesterday I bought Glendon Cameron's book about storage auctions and read 2/3 of that.

Making Money A-Z with Self Storage Unit Auctions (Volume 1)

(I bought 2 of his books separately - they are very informative, yet entertaining. Buy all 3 here and get a deal.)

I had to sign in. Didn't expect that. Had the good sense to use my Google Voice number. Forgot the phone with that number though. Discovered I forgot my wallet too! They said I did not have to show ID if I won but they gave me "a look." Had my "big bucks" in my pocket though.

Waited in my car and came into the office 5 minutes before. I expected to be despised and ignored. It wasn't too severe. Haha.

There were about 10 other guys - no women. Most of them looked like people who could size up and move (sell) a lot of crap - quick.

My lantern flashlight with the big square battery didn't work in the car. The small one I took was pathetic in real life. I used the technique of looking with other people's beams.

I remembered to look under the stuff at the floor.

Boxes in the first unit, an old stereo, some books in a milk crate under some stuff. A 10 x 10 foot unit. Went for $550.

Off to the next one - a boat.

14 feet comes to mind. No title for it so you have to sell it for parts. Could you register it in another state? Doesn't matter, I can't tow it with a Ford Escort. Note the silver colored metal truck tool box under the boat? What are those worth. Some one opened the lid of the silver box an inch or so. 

There was water in the boat from storms. Went for $850. 

Then we went to locker 3 - a 10 x 15. A nasty stained mattress almost plopped out - like a diseased doughboy. Guys started making jokes about bugs. Some woman showed up on the fringe of the crowd. She was looking to get some of her stuff back. 

Bugtussle went for $525. 

Off to the last one. A 5 x 5 with a few sad little boxes. Looked like some Christmas stuff. Went for $55 after the auctioneer started at $25 and someone bid $10. 

The guys who bought stuff looked like regulars, and some of them knew of each other. There was to be another auction of 2 units in an hour and a half at another place. The guy I was supposed to meet popped up out of the shadows. He got there late, and we have thought about doing this together. 

I bought a unit of books before - and I still haven't listed or sold all of those. I remember buying that unit in November and cleaning it out in the cold and dark with The Mrs. 

That was BEFORE I messed up my back and spent $16,000 on surgery. 

Came home and ran into my neighbor Mr. K. He did storage auctions for a year or so, and told me about the need for space and the profitability of furniture sales. 

I'll go back to another one. Going to work on a business plan before I jump into this. Planning - for a change!

British students rioting over tuition increases.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Allstate commercial: Mayhem is a flag and more funny than a caveman.

Tumblr Upgrades iPhone and Android Apps

via Mashable!

Tumblr for mobile fans can look forward to a cadre of improvements to their Dashboards today, as the blogging site tells us ... Read More >>

Google Instant Goes Mobile

via Mashable!
A beta version of Google Instant is now available on many U.S. iPhone and Android mobile devices.According to the Google Blog, ... Read More >>

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Want to play more than mp4 files on the iPad? VLC Media Player for mobile devices is the program you are looking for.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ten Lies You’ll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream

via Top News

Just before you take your first step on the righteous journey to pursue your dreams, people around you, even the ones who ... Read More >>

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Near the end of the NASCAR truck race.

10 Awesome Cars from the 1970′s.

via Top News
The 1970's were a pretty dismal time for the American auto industry. Insurance premiums were up and horsepower ratings were ... Read More >>

Chillin' - watchin' NASCAR

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How To Get Started With iPhoto '11 With These Essential Tips and Tricks

via Top News

With the release of iLife '11 comes a freshly polished version of iPhoto, the digital photo manager that's been helping us keep ... Read More >>

Set Up Multiple Monitors

via Wired Top Stories

Having two or three displays side-by-side doesn't just look cool, it can actually boost your productivity. Here's our guide to ... Read More >>

Bush Thought Flight 93 Had Been Shot Down On 9/11

via Infowars | “The president reveals he gave the order to shoot down planes on September 11 — and at first thought ... Read More >>

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Google Finally Upgrades Feedburner

via Mashable!
Believe it or not, Google hasn’t forgotten about Feedburner. The RSS feed service has received an experimental new ... Read More >>

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Work from Anywhere: 9 Handy Portable Offices

via Mashable!

It doesn’t matter how comfortable your bed usually is; it will become distressing the minute you try to prop yourself up ... Read More >>

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Donate your unwanted shoes to people in need

via Unclutterer

Do you have shoes you've never really worn taking up space in your closet? Are there tennis shoes that are too small for your ... Read More >>

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Insurers still trying to limit coverage to sick children

via Daily Kos
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has shut down the latest effort by insurers to limit coverage to ... Read More >>

iPhone sent into space via weather balloon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

No more local Fox in NYC and NJ on Cablevision. Mr. Pink wants to watch House.

Simple strategies for marking items

via Unclutterer

After Saturday's simple tape suggestion, PJ and I have been talking about our favorite tricks for marking items. Here are a ... Read More >>

Ask Unclutterer: Nowhere for new purchases

via Unclutterer

Reader Megan has an uncluttered home, but never knows what to do with new purchases. New items sit in a chair for days before ... Read More >>

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Is uncluttered and remarkable living the best path for you?

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Have you chosen to be an unclutterer? Is it actually something you want to be?Like this site? Buy Erin Rooney Doland's ... Read More >>

Five simple ways to easily organize your things

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When organizing items in your home, it's best to use systems that make the most sense to you and are simple to use. You should ... Read More >>