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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 Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• In spring 2016, a team of archeologists from the University of Cincinnati was digging at a Mycenaean site in the Pylos region of Greece when they made a surprising discovery: the intact tomb of a Bronze... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From CBS News: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our most complete picture of life on Earth is coming into focus, as a stunning new NASA time-lapse video crams 20 years into just a few minutes. It is helping scientists learn a lot more about... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Finally. From The Verge: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it's dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we've wanted is for Canon to mine its... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at bookofjoe
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David Ignatius's tenth novel, the previous nine of which I have read. I consider him America's best spy fiction writer. This book was sort of slow getting itself sorted out, but about halfway through the 320 pages, it was as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "During our summer vacation in 2003, my wife and I amused ourselves by taking leisurely drives in Ohio and photographing every diamond-shaped highway sign that we saw along the roadsides (well, not every sign; only the... Continue reading
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Just when you thought every permutation of a nutcracker had been invented, out of Sweden comes this formidable looking piece of kit. From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First handheld nutcracker with a double lever action and a container to collect the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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From The Verge: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Did you know that the charging case Apple ships with its AirPods makes for a surprisingly useful iPhone stand? Well, it does. The trick was revealed on Twitter by Omar Elfanek, developer of Tidings: It's not... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the Wall Street Journal: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• U.S. authorities approved the world's first digital drug, an antipsychotic pill that signals smartphones once it reaches the gut so doctors can track whether patients are taking their medication. Tuesday's green light from the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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That's different. From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Enables you to power your Echo Dot (2nd Generation) or Amazon Tap via USB from any lamp in your home without having to reach for a wall outlet • Also charges any of... Continue reading
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J. Lötz Witwe Glassworks Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• If you're familiar with Lao villages, there isn't much at Tha Bak that stands out from all the others. Yet, if you take your time to stop by the bridge over the Namkading River and look... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Set of two brass chopstick rollerball pens uses a black gel ink formula for fluid writing. Crafted with a pearlescent white sheen and elegant blue design for a contemporary, stylish aesthetic. • Packaged in a beautiful,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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So many fantastic days at Washington Park in Milwaukee in the 1950s, me & my sled. Now there's a museum. From Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• After picking up a book at the Moorestown Library in New Jersey, take a look around... Continue reading
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How about 34" high? Is that big enough for you? From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With robust typography that can be read from across the yard and a full-glass stem that doesn't require squinting, the Grand Enamel Thermometer will provide you... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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True. From Arnold Clark: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• How Citroën turned the Eiffel Tower into a huge advert in 1925 — for 9 years André Citroën, the founder of Citroen, has always been considered a marketing genius. Citroën was one of the first... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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See it? From the New York Times: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• More than a century ago, a grasshopper found its way to art immortality. The insect was discovered embedded in Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 painting "Olive Trees" [top] by an official at the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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"The Everyday Objects collection transforms utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. The paper cup we use to serve coffee in Tiffany & Co. stores is reimagined in bone china." Set of two: $95 (coffee not included). Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Free, the way we like it. Yet another wonderful thing from Mountain View. More here, here, and here. Fair warning: there goes the day. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From The Verge: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Mui is an interactive display that can be used to control lighting, set the temperature, and show messages, all while blending into the aesthetic of the room it's in. Mui was created by Kyoto-based company Nissha,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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See it? From the New York Times: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• More than a century ago, a grasshopper found its way to art immortality. The insect was discovered embedded in Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 painting "Olive Trees" [top] by an official at the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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There goes the day. I wonder how many peeps are reading this post on planes and glancing up at the flight attendants with a little smile.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, this time with even more emphasis: Pittsburgh's gotta be #1 in the contest for Amazon's new HQ: all the square footage you could ever want, at fire sale prices. [via Bloomberg] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: bigger than a bread box. Another: Made in Japan. A third: wood. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe