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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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You can too! From the Wall Street Journal: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• If your primary use for your kitchen faucet is for drinking water, then you're not going to do better than the Grohe Blue Chilled & Sparkling. This faucet and filter system... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at bookofjoe
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From WTF — "Visualizations that make no sense." Continue reading
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The other day, sifting through a kitchen drawer where I keep my appliance manuals and whatnot, I happened on those for my Maytag washer and dryer (above). I was gobsmacked when I looked at the purchase receipt: it was from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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It wasn't all that long ago that tech this sophisticated was deep black in DARPA. So great. Gonna use mine to see what's in the clogged second story gutter I can't get anyone to clean out. From websites: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Features... Continue reading
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Been waiting for these forever.* What the heck took so long? No matter, better late than never. From USA Today : ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The U.S. Postal Service said Monday that it will issue its first-ever scratch-and-sniff stamps, aimed to evoke the... Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Solace London's "Sawyer" mules grounded the label's entire Spring '18 collection, proving just how versatile they are. Crafted from supple leather, this black version has a sleek, minimalist silhouette and is set on a shimmering sculptural... Continue reading
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This remarkable book, published in Germany in 1983 and English in 1987, was unknown to me until I read a recent review. It's true to its title: it begins verrrry slowly and in fact it took me until about page... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
Peeps gonna need to watch this some day. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Keramikus is a family of kitchen knives made of black ceramic and fitted with faceted handles. The family consists of three knives varying in size, shape, and purpose: Vegetus for paring, Usubus for slicing and chopping,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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There are those who think gutters were invented to provide work for those intrepid enough to climb tall ladders and work up high. Then there are those who believe gutters exist to offer a platform for any number of devices/systems/solutions... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Not hip-hop or fast food. Just saying. When I saw the photo up top, I thought for a sec it was from one of those sci-fi shows where corpsicles are kept alive in tanks until they arrive at their extra-galactic... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Whistle featured above and pictured up close below. See it IRL here. Up top, John Draper gives a lesson. Below, Steve Jobs tells the story. Ron Rosenbaum's 1971 Esquire article, which has only gotten more significant with time, here. Kenneth... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
From The Atlantic: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To the human eye, adapted for land, the underwater landscape can appear too dim, too blurry, and too blue. It's easy to get lost. To mantis shrimp, however, the ocean environment is richly textured and varied.... Continue reading
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"Three-inch-diameter fan keeps you cool on the hottest days and never needs batteries." $9.99. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the Metropolitan Museum of Art : ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• At the time these earflares were made — A.D. 1350-1470 — precious metals were so plentiful on Peru's northern coast that personal ornaments worn by the elite had become large and ostentatious.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Be still my heart. Exploring the earlier decades featured, I got to wondering if, like with pop music of the same eras, you could get a sense of what it was like to be alive then from the candies that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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1/3 of a millimeter: that's a mass manufacturing triumph. To create something this precise and unforgiving and be able to sell it for $2.85 (including 10-day shipping from Japan) is remarkable. Superb for crossword puzzles: you can use just a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Ars Technica: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• If you're a nostalgia-minded geek, you might have a soft spot for the classic Space Lego sets, with their iconic orbiting rocket ship logo. You might also be fond of the physical action of pinball, full... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Tritium: that means it doesn't ever need to be exposed to light to produce its faint, steady glow. No batteries, not very bright, unnoticeable unless you're in the dark, at which time it emits enough light to enable you to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Like it says: rocks that look like meat. They're huge in China. From the Wall Street Journal: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Some Chinese rock collectors prefer jade, others prettily crenelated limestone. Jiang Sui’an prefers stones that look like pieces of pork. Stones that... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: should work perfectly in non-terrestrial environments. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at bookofjoe