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Having Fun with the Desktop Metaphor

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Innovation and unconventional thinking as applied to the desktop metaphor.  The motto of one entrepreneurial  company is “Lets have fun – and make money.”  When I saw this demo of BumpTop I knew Anand was, at least, having fun.  Check out the demo at TED on BumpTop.

I am filing this entry under “Playful”.

Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3-D extreme, transforming file navigation into a freewheeling playground of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.”

http://www.ted.com/talks/anand_agarawala_demos_his_bumptop_desktop.html

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April 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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Do you drink wine out of a box? Then get some help

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(Nearly) Excellent (but not Remarkable – thanks, Seth) – http://tv.winelibrary.com/

Archives by Month and by Subject – http://tv.winelibrary.com/archive/

And why “is there something, rather than nothing”?  The raison d’etre – http://tv.winelibrary.com/about/

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March 11, 2010 at 5:12 am

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Life is too short for social interaction” – Let Google live your life for you

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Google Xistence

Check out the video –

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January 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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Automotive myth busting from The Redneck Resort – Davids Farm

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Automotive Batteries

In many parts of the world it will be a cold winter.
What better way to prepare for Winter than listening to Canada’s favorite redneck – David?

  • How does joyriding kill your battery?
  • How do you store a battery?
  • Can a battery self-detonate?
  • What is a sediment tray?
  • How does a battery commit suicide?
  • What happens when your battery is low on acid?
  • Will a battery discharge faster if you put it on concrete then stored elsewhere?
  • Which is worse for batteries – extreme hot or extreme cold?
  • What happens when you add tap water instead of distilled water to a battery?
  • And much more…

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December 31, 2009 at 12:58 am

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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

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“Danger, Will Robinson”

Be careful what you say – it might not mean what you think it means.  For those in the United States that “conversate” with new found friends or business colleagues in the United Kingdom or Australia what you think you are saying might not mean what you think it does.  And what they say, in the UK or in Australia, to you, might  not be, at all, what they mean.  Even though they are using common English words.

The decorum of this web site prohibits me from revealing the  faux paux in interpretation made in a business conversation between myself and a colleague in the UK.

Lets just say that he told me that he was “going to wake up his wife”  in a British sort-of-way.  But “wake up my wife” were not the words he used. (See reference section to look up the phrase)

This encounter netted me a gift from the UK – The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The best defense is a good offense

A tag line for The Concise New Partridge Dictionary… is “A veritable Madame Tussaud’s of the vulgar language”.  Not that we are advocating coming up to speed on vulgar language – but, you may find yourself in a situation where had you known the “multi-cultural” interpretations of common English phrases you may have avoided embarrassing situations.  So, “To be forewarned is to be forearmed”

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December 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm

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How to Make the Most of a Flying Saucer Experience

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Have you really ever thought about it?

  • Can you smoke on board a flying saucer?
  • Do you shake hands with them?
  • Should you bring a flashlight?
  • Can you bring your car aboard a flying saucer?
  • Will you be able to communicate if you don’t speak english?
  • and many more questions…

Can’t figure out what gift to give that “special friend” who talks about conspiracy theories and wears a tin-foil hat?  Then why not give them (send them) a free e-book by Professor Solomon?  Of course, at no cost to yourself!

Can I Smoke Aboard a Flying Saucer?
http://www.professorsolomon.com/graphics/canismokeaboardaflyingsaucer.pdf

How to Make the Most of a Flying Saucer Experience
http://www.professorsolomon.com/ufobookpage.html

Not to your liking?  How about “How to Find Lost Objects”
http://www.professorsolomon.com/graphics/howtofindlostobjects.pdf

and more – http://www.professorsolomon.com

Better yet, why not send your friends the free e-books…
PLUS a link to this site – the gift that will keep giving almost every day?

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December 19, 2009 at 1:07 am

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Got nothing to do this weekend – why not build a laser?

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Got an old DVD burner that is headed for the trash?
Wait!  Use that for your weekend electronic project and build a high powered laser


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5erjj6aS5Ws
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfj1n8vPWCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIwaMNab5pw

As always, frrl.wordpress.com provides this for information purposes only.
As your mom & dad told you when you wanted that BB gun…
Build these projects at your own risk and with your own personal judgement

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December 13, 2009 at 1:11 am

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