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bookofjoe
'World's most popular blogging anesthesiologist'
Interests: music, food, history, running, art, design, solitude, edges, space, origins, comfort, movies, books, philosophy, football, architecture, silence, quantum, boundaries, time, future, intensity
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From The Verge: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Prehistoric feathers worked a lot like modern birds' A pair of wings found encased in amber suggest that the plumage of modern birds has remained almost unchanged from some of their dinosaur-era ancestors, according to scientists.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Features and Details: • Pre-Mist • Auto flush • Heated seat • Auto open/close • eWater+ technology • Intuitive, sensor-operated • In-bowl catalytic deodorizer • Integrated UV light in toilet lid • Integrated personal cleansing system with aerated warm water... Continue reading
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Wrote Charlie Lovett: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Over 20 years ago I found in an antique shop in London a small handwritten note by Lewis Carroll in which he asked for help operating his new typewriter. I had known that Carroll had a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • 30 erasers will be randomly selected from the group pictured above • Some animals may be duplicated, but they will be different colors! • Size: approximately 1" x 1" (some are shorter or taller than... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Nice. From The Verge: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Fujifilm has announced the second version of its portable instant film printers, the Instax Share SP-2. It's the first update to the company's tiny printer lineup since the first Instax Share was released at CES... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Videre est credere. Or, to put it another way: a picture is worth a thousand words. [via Atlas Obscura] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Tons of magnolia tree leaves fall on my gravel driveway, sometimes so densely they form a kind of carpet. They can be slippery when wet. I've been picking up the leaves by bending over for each one for nearly 33... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
A 2011 visualization. [via The Guardian] Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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I stumbled on the solution a long, long time ago but judging from what I see every day around me, it's not obvious. Watch the video up top, made just for you by me using Google Glass, and see how... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The "Original Web Site," this farm in Northern Vermont encourages orb-weaver spiders to build their daily webs and then sells the preserved masterpieces. Will Knight's Spider Web Farm, the only one in the world, is a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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I thought Google Glass, back in mid-2013. was going to be the beginning of bookofjoeTV but I was wrong, three years premature. This is no humbug: Mevo has cracked it. YouTube caption: "Mevo is the first camera to stream directly... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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What a genius invention. Remember when you used to have to take your broken shade — or your best between-bracket measurement — to the hardware store, where the guy would cut a shade for you that, if you were lucky,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Perfect size for a New England-style hot dog bun. Wait a sec.... To see these striking creatures up close and personal you'll need to book a flight to Australia. From Atlas Obscura: "The small alpine forest at Mount Kaputar's peak... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at bookofjoe
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You think the headline's just a teaser like with TMZ and the New York Post and their ilk, don't you? Well, you are wrong. Do you have bad breath? Find out by taking this simple test. The Oolitt Flexible Tongue... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at bookofjoe
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What a genius invention. Remember when you used to have to take your broken shade — or your best between-bracket measurement — to the hardware store, where the guy would cut a shade for you that, if you were lucky,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Truly "The Throne." More than one visitor has asked me where I got the seat they sat on in the guest bathroom. Right here: $52.99 and cheap at twice the price. Should you ever have occasion to use my bathroom,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
YouTube caption: "Comfortably dry, she surveys my southern perimeter earlier today. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail keeps her from her primary mission. Her motto: "On guard for me [joe]." Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From BoingBoing: Todd McClellan's book "Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living, features photos of disassembled daily items, retro to modern, with the parts arranged in jumbled heaps as well as neatly into rectangles. Somewhere, Robert Rauschenberg is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at bookofjoe
From Boing Boing: "On May 9 [between... 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT], Mercury made its first transit of the sun since 2006. The next transit is in 2019 and will be the fourth of the 14 transits of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at bookofjoe
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What took so long? No more hunting around for a scissors and fussing with tape curling up and sticking to the scissors, your fingers, and itself. Wonderful stuff — I'll never use the old-fashioned type again. 1.88-inch x 38.2-yard (114.6... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at bookofjoe
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[Top: sharks as they see themselves. Bottom: how we see them.] Wrote Sarah Laskow in a June 10 Atlas Obscura story: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• There's a group of underwater creatures that, to our human eyes, look pretty dull — but to other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at bookofjoe
Fantastic stuff. YouTube caption: "'An Unseen World' is one of five films that won an Award at the International Forests Short Film Festival. The film weaves together camera trap footage taken on an Amazon rain forest tributary located in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at bookofjoe