Marc LaFountain: We’ve become totally addicted to Stacy’s “Simply Naked” Pita Chips and Hannah’s Classic Hummus from CostCo. Yum! (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Wine Overtakes Beer In U.S. Popularity →
It’s amazing how quickly this has happened. Reblogged from Marco.
Apple Joins S&P 100 →
Sweden First Country to Open Embassy in Second... →
Can Second Life avatars immigrate or seek political asylum?
Letters of the Alphabet Represented As Colors →
A cool idea, though I doubt it will ever catch on.
Apple Hides Account Info In DRM-Free Music, Too →
The RIAA sees you when you’re sleeping, it knows when you’re away, it knows when you’ve been bad or good…
The 20 Best "That Guys" of All Time →
Marc LaFountain: My Apple stock has gone up 76.4 percent since I bought it 18 months ago. I am a very happy camper. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Marc LaFountain: Heading to the Eastern Shore for two days for work. I’ve never been and am looking forward to seeing it. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Humans are Hard-Wired to be Generous →
Make sense to me.
A Wet-Wipe Manifesto →
Hysterical, yet it makes you think. Reblogged from Marco.
Men in Their 30s Make Less Than Their Fathers Did... →
The Myth of the Rational Voter →
I actually disagree with much of this piece. But, it’s thought-provoking.
Salon.com Reviews Sicko →
Rebloggd from blogish.
Tag Clouds for the Democratic Debate →
Pretty interesting. Reblogged from blogish.
The Death of Cursive →
I haven’t written anything except my signature in cursive in 15 years. Personally, I don’t care if it’s dead. (Reblogged from Marco.)
Screenshots of YouTube's New Player →
Marc LaFountain: Getting ready for the long, six-hour drive back to Richmond. Ugh. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Marc LaFountain: Slept in, vegged with my parents. Now out shopping. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
The Unintended Consequences of Hyperhydration →
Here’s hoping states modernize their deposit/return systems for beverage containers.
Marc LaFountain: Just catching up with Matt and Jenn in Columbia. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Theatrical Trailer for The Kingdom →
The United States of Wine →
Wineries now exist in all 50 states and some areas are vying for Napa-like status. WSJ.com subscription required.
E-Mail Reply to All: 'Leave Me Alone' →
TV Mystery: The Case of the Disappearing Viewers →
I think that long mid-season hiatus that many shows take is a major factor.
reCAPTCHA: Stop Spam, Read Books →
Very cool idea.
Able-Bodied Gamblers Let it Ride in Vegas →
Marc LaFountain: Slept in, now we’re having breakfast, and soon we will hit the road for S.C. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Improving GPS With Traffic Flow Data →
Marc LaFountain: Getting ready to start our four-day weekend and looking forward to visiting in S.C. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Snakes on a Plane (or at Least at the Airport) →
How To Make Your Cell Phone Act Like a BlackBerry →
Apple vs. iGasm →
Apple should really lighten up.
When CSI Hits Too Close To Home →
Creepy, but kinda cool.
GeoCommons, Share Your GeoData →
GIS for the common man (or woman).
Marc LaFountain: We just looked at the TiVo’s To-Do List. The summer TV wasteland is fast approaching. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Apple Releases "Lost" iPod Game →
Be warned that you have to play the game for many hours before learning its secrets and that sometimes it will simply stop working for weeks on end.
Heroes Episode Review: How To Stop An Exploding...
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just be blunt. While I enjoyed the season finale of Heroes, I wasn’t blown away by it. Last week’s episode had far more surprises and felt much better paced. That said, this was still a solid episode that has me eagerly awaiting Volume Two. Let’s break it down, shall we? I Told You So: I’ve speculated in earlier reviews...
Marc LaFountain: We’re getting deep tissue massages and then watching the Heroes finale. Paradise! (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
3,000 Bees Force Fundraiser Evacuation →
I guess the earlier stories wondering where all the U.S. honeybees have gone now have their answer: Ligonier, Indiana.
U.K. Offers Harry Potter Stamps →
The Cult of the Pink Tower →
Ever wondered what Montessori education really is?
Marc LaFountain: Just had lunch at Cheesecake Factory and now we’re shoppin’ at the mall. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Microlending With Kiva
I came across a blog post by David Cohen about a wonderful non-profit microlending service called Kiva. I’ve read about the concept of microcredit for years and was aware that the people who pioneered it won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. But, I had never taken the time to investigate it until today. I think Kiva’s implementation of microlending is pretty impressive. It let’s...
Marc LaFountain: Feeling refreshed after a long, deep sleep. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)
Virtual World Population: 50 Million by 2011 →
I’ve tried Second Life, but didn’t see the allure. Perhaps I’m just gettin’ old.
The Psychology of Banner Ads →
Research suggests that banner ads are effective not because of click-throughs, but because they foster a familiarity with a product that promotes positive feelings.
Marc LaFountain: We’re browsin’ for books at Barnes & Noble and then grocery shopping. (via Twitter / Marc LaFountain)