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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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My crack Los Angeles correspondent is beside himself with delight. [via Compound Interest] Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Impress your boss and officemates by greeting them in the morning asleep next to your desk. Think of the money you'll save in rent! From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••• Whether you just want a way to get some sleep whenever the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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Having seen the commercial about 200 times this past week, I decided to try one. Excellent. Lagniappe: just $2. What's not to like? Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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[via prosperity.com (which offers a plethora of information beyond the snapshot up top) and Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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That would be the Knowledge of London. Wrote Jody Rosen in a November 10 New York Times T Magazine article, "The examination to become a London cabby is possibly the most difficult test in the world — demanding years of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at bookofjoe
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You may have noticed that posts here have decreased in frequency (down from six to four per day) and complexity/length/links. This is because I am still not back to my usual self since the onset of an episode (#4 in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Three bar assortment: £19.99. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Finally. $49.95. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at bookofjoe
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I couldn't resist posting this picture, taken the year I arrived in L.A. from Milwaukee to matriculate at U.C.L.A. I don't think I'm in the picture. [via I Live in a Retro World] Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Apply within. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at bookofjoe
Akira Kurosawa's 1950 classic. Free, the way we like it. [via Open Culture] Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From The Green Head : "Popcorn is such a tasty healthy snack if you go easy on the toppings and seasonings, but when you accidentally chomp down on a rogue unpopped kernel, it's painfully annoying — or much worse. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Seen being loaded onto a Pan Am plane, the state-of-the-art device weighed over 2,200 pounds. [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: I don't know if it's larger or smaller than a breadbox. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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A step-by-step guide to the ingenuity under pressure that saved three astronauts in 1970. [via Sploid and Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sure, there are lots of waterproof pouches and cases out there, meaning you can enjoy your smartphone or tablet in the rain, shower or even under the sea. But what about a book? The Japanese are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Reviewed as follows by Bonnie Phillips in Cool Tools. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• I've been knitting for almost 50 years. Addi Turbo knitting needles are the best: smooth, sleek and well-made. They are made in Germany. I can't buy them often, but when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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C. Claiborne Ray's September 29 New York Times Science section Q&A summed it up as follows. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Q. How is the strength of pain relievers measured? Is there a list that quantifies them by strength? A. "It's not like blood... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• This watch incorporates the iconic universality of the LEGO system into its design using interchangeable bezels, straps, and multi-color links. The watch's face pays homage to the classic building block with yellow and blue 2x2 brick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe
From Digg: "Magnetic resonance imaging 'sees' inside the body by mapping the position of water molecules, which exist at different densities in different types of tissue. The video above samples some impressive MRI images of the human body in action."... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe