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User Interface at the gas pump

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“I got a little frustrated at the gas pump the other day. And believe it or not, it had nothing to do with the $4 per gallon price tag….”

Haven’t we all had this experience, once in a while? At the gas pump. At the grocery checkout aisle. I suspect there are many reasons for it, but one of them may be simply to make people so frustrated at the simple act of buying a tank of gas that they are focused on the damned buttons, and not on the readout that says “8 gallons: $6,813.52”


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Originally uploaded by pjkproductions

Ever look at the crappy, scratchy carpeting on your office chair and long for something more… pimptastic?

My friend Paul and his beautiful wife Rachel have caught the crafty bug. Here, Paul has reupholstered his chair in fluffy faux fur– fleece on the back, and orange leopard print for his ass. I don’t have enough words in my vocabulary to describe the awesomeness, so I’ll just show you the picture.


Hate Tom Cruise. It’s like poetry, but with hating on Tom Cruise.

Lifehacker: Where to find Public Records; for all the stalkers on your Christmas card list.

Traveling Stories Magazine. A handy and fun blog of stories relating to travel. Most of these stories have some kind of point to them, which is why I haven’t submitted one of my own travel tales. At some point “and I was seated next to a dyspeptic baby with an ear infection again” loses its meaning.

This person is my mother’s husband, a freelance tech in the Kansas City area. I didn’t know until about ten minutes ago that he now has a LiveJournal.

Way to go, Rich!

My friend Rich is putting his money where his mouth is, asking folks to more actively support campaigns to end censorship. But he doesn’t want to stop just censorship of the entitled masses using Flickr and other websites, but actual censorship of, like, journalists and similar people who go into very dangerous places to tell very dangerous and important stories.

Way to go, Rich. While I feel the mainstream American media has severely let down the public, I also feel the public hasn’t kept their side of the bargain, either. Useful news reporting only can come if the people respect and demand it.

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