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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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Video caption: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Magnetic putty time lapse as it absorbs a rare-earth magnet. Taken over 1.5 hours at 3fps, played back at 24fps. The magnetic putty will eventually arrange itself so that the outer surface is as evenly distributed around... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With a pair of leather fortune cookies, you can keep one for yourself and share the other with a lucky friend or loved one. Each cookie is sturdy and flexible, allowing you to repeatedly open it... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at bookofjoe
• Leaders are right a lot. • No task is beneath them. • They accomplish more with less. • They never say "that's not my job." • They are not limited by "not invented here." • They ensure that problems... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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What's not to like? Better, cheaper, lighter, easier to install and remove, indoor, outdoor, safer. No more glass shards, ever. A zillion sizes and shapes: apply within. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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I wonder what year the first human will take in this view. I'm guessing 2200. From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Cassini Orbiter is about 5,000 pounds (minus its fuel, which is all gone, along with the Huygens probe it dropped... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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This is how we* do it. Everyone knows coffee is all about the accessories. My Chemex is wearing a cozy and resting atop a warming pad, both from MessyMessyMe; topped by a heat lid; and accompanied by a double-wall Bodum... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Yoshihiro Okada saw the design of a prawn [top] in a vision. He saw it clearly: Out of a tangerine peel, the crustacean emerged, unfurling its many thin legs, the articulated length of its body, the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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FunFact: Some years ago I was smitten by someone and spent some time thinking about how I could make it happen. I bought her a necklace from Ms. Blackmore's U.K. shop and Bob's your uncle. Since I happened on her... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Shoes worn by prima ballerina assoluta Anna Pavlova for "Oriental Impressions: A Ballet in Three Miniatures," first performed September 13, 1923. Made in India, they are in the collection of the Museum of London. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: from the Southern Hemisphere. A third: inedible. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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There goes the day. But don't take my word for it — here's what The Verge had to say: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Just in time for Earth Day, Google has redesigned Google Earth for web and Android. The new version adds new... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Today's weather report? Cloudy with a chance of songstorms. Smart Cloud is an interactive speaker and lamp that produces light and sound at your command, or in time with whatever music you're playing. Functions include streaming... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Approximately how many items of clothing are lying on the floor of your house right now? Draped on a chair? Stuffed in a wardrobe to deal with later? Too many. You need the Kitt-a-Boo Wall Hook.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Noodling around my YouTube channel the other day, lamenting that my current subscriber count of 468 was still 532 short of the 1,000 required to livestream from my iPhone, I discovered that I could, if I wanted to, livestream from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at bookofjoe
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• Adjustable nozzle pumps a powerful stream or gentle mist • Fits mosts bottles. $5. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at bookofjoe
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I'm always looking for things that will keep my morning coffee hotter longer — this recent arrival helps. Bonus: no need for a coaster or saucer to prevent damage to surfaces. 10-ounce capacity. Lagniappe: stylish. Two for $31.62. P.S. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at bookofjoe
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at bookofjoe
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.................................................... As any fool can plainly see I bought this watch two months ago. It's close to perfect. Things I like: • Easy to figure out how to use it, and for this TechnoDolt©® that's a really big deal. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at bookofjoe
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Back story here and here. [pictured from top down: firefly squid; clusterwink snail; tomopteris sea worm; deiopea comb jelly; abraliopsis squid] Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at bookofjoe
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What took so long? Where was this in the late 40s when I could've used it? Features and Details: • Eliminates need to have your kids close their eyes when washing hair • Adjustable head size fits most children •... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at bookofjoe
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[via YourMechanic and my Crack Yinz®© Correspondent] Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at bookofjoe