Monthly Archives February 2008

My Amazon recommendations today are bizarre…

My Amazon recommendations today are a bit weird, but difficult to argue with. has new recommendations for you based on items you purchased or told us you own. In this message: Perl Best Practices Essential System Administration Curling For Dummies How to Be a Canadian The Death and Life of Great American Cities Eats, […]

Rogers Portable Internet

At FreshBooks, Internet access is pretty critical to day-to-day operations. In fact, there’s basically nothing we do that doesn’t require it. But we’re not big enough and don’t transfer enough to bother with, say, an E10 or multiple T1s. So we’re on Bell business ADSL, which with a bit of traffic shaping is fast enough. […]

Modern Cat is a blog about cat accessories in modern and contemporary designs…

Modern Cat is a blog about cat accessories in modern and contemporary designs. Spoil your cats without spoiling your chance at a Dwell cover!

Spam art

Remember Spamusement? When it was still current, it featured quick pen drawings based on spam subject lines. It was hit and miss but mostly hit; however, it dried up in June 2007. But today Neatorama linked to Kipling West’s Fresh Spam blog, in which she puts considerably more effort than Spamusement did into illustrating spam, […]

Righting the failboat

You’ve probably seen this image macro before: The Cougar Ace suffered a ballast tank pump failure when she was dumping her origin ballast water and filling — or, I suppose, trying to fill — her ballast tanks with local water, as required before entering American waters to prevent the accidental importation of invasive marine species. […]

The Madness of Mission 6

I’m not usually a big fan of Threadless, at least not in the last couple of years, but this one’s too great not to point out: The Madness of Mission 6. The backstory, from the creator’s submission entry: In 1976, Cosmonaut Nikolai Peckmann was sent alone to an orbiting space station for what would be […]

Even my office is not this fun.

(Found via the always-entertaining Tiny Gigantic.)

Even houses in Sweden come flat-packed…

Even houses in Sweden come flat-packed. I’ve spent the last couple of days building a 8′x6′x2′ wardrobe for our closetless bedroom and I can’t imagine how many tiny wooden pegs you’d need for a whole house.