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Introducing the Hackintosh Netbook

April 8, 2009

Last September Dell released the Inspiron Mini 9 netbook. Not long after, a few enterprising hackers figured out a way to install Mac OS X on the machine. I had been looking for a netbook to carry while traveling, so after following the progress of the install hack on the online forum I decided to […]

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The Unofficial Trader Joe’s Commercial

February 4, 2009

I never really thought about it, but Trader Joe’s doesn’t advertise. The closest they get is the occasional Fantastic Flyer they send in the mail if you joined their list. An enterprising fellow with a Palm Treo remedied this deficiency by creating a Trader Joe’s commercial from footage shot on his Palm Treo. It’s very […]

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Monkey Tuesday

February 3, 2009

I work at home, in an office on the top floor of my house. I listen to music non-stop while I work, but from January 3, 2006 to March 2, 2007, I listened to a radio talk show. Penn Jillette, of Penn and Teller, hosted Penn Radio every weekday afternoon during that year and a […]

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Best. Pasta Name. Ever.

January 7, 2009

I was watching the most recent Iron Chef America, in which Bobby Flay competed against Sabrina Tinsley in Battle Fresh Beans (yawn). Tinsley’s an Italian chef, so I expected her to make pasta. About halfway through the show she rolled out what I thought would be squid ink tagliatelle, but she took each strip, folded […]

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Zombie Dick Clark Wants Our Brains!

January 1, 2009

It’s hard not to stop at Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve when channel surfing for the best countdown from Times Square. Ryan Seacrest now handles most of the intros and blather, but he still kicks back to Dick for color commentary. And that’s when it gets scary: Dick’s skin is drawn back on his […]

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