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Author: Cynthia

Member Since: 2009-08-27 17:18:09

Posts by Cynthia:

Cute kids = Cute adults?

February 14th, 2011 by

This was posted on Woot’s blog today.

Harry Potter chic: then and now

Pretty clever photography project; recreating childhood photos.  Incidentally, is there a female equivalent to a ‘man-child?’

Bookworms of the future?

September 24th, 2010 by

I haven’t gotten an ebook reader yet, but if it could do this, I totally would.

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.


August 25th, 2010 by

Nerdy magnets awesome-fied!

July 23rd, 2010 by

Lately I’ve been following an excellent series on Slate.com:  Blogging the Periodic Table.  The series features one of my favorite genres: super nerdy historical science.  (That’s a genre, right?)  The author describes the personalities, myths and drama of  the periodic table, element by element.  It’s really fascinating and informative.

Last week there was an entry about Rare Earth elements that surprised me.  Neodymium, the same metal that I’ve been using for my iPhone magnets, is a member of the rare earths!  Is it just me, or did my products just acquire an aura of Science?

Anyway, I really recommend the blog series on Slate.  And when that ends, there’s a whole book.  If I ever get to lounge at the beach, this would definitely be the book I’d bring along.

neodymium magnets

Do you see all the Science?

Oh, and also…

June 7th, 2010 by

The new iPhone is officially here.  It seems anti-climactic now, doesn’t it?  Anyhow the white one is quite pretty.

Best Ad Ever is for soccer?

June 7th, 2010 by

I usually don’t watch commercials, but while browsing through Slate, I couldn’t resist taking a peek at what the Ad Report Card calls the “greatest ad I’ve ever seen.”

After watching the video, go here for an interesting analysis.

Portal on Mac free!

May 12th, 2010 by

Steam is available for Mac.  And one of my all-time favorite games, Portal, is free (until May 24)!  See the full article at Gizmodo.

Thanks to lostarchitect for the tip.  What would I do without you?

Interested in fashion?

May 12th, 2010 by

There’s a giveaway at See Chloe Shop for a $100 Shopbop gift card.  I admit I’m only blogging about this because I can get 5 entries to her giveaway, but it really is a very good prize as far as blogs go.

Take, for example, my own lack of giveaways.  So in lieu of organizing a drawing here, let me refer you to See Cloe Shop.  Even if you don’t enter the giveaway, her blog is a really good (and dangerous) compilation of sales around the internet.

Safe to watch

April 29th, 2010 by

To make up for the previous video, this one is totally interesting and not gross.  You can even eat while you watch and not feel uncomfortable!

Lumen & OCD – Architectural Mapping no.1 from Lumen on Vimeo.

Thanks to my brother for finding this.

Watch at your own risk

April 26th, 2010 by

I really like the show Man vs. Wild, especially because it reaffirms my indoor, sedentary lifestyle.  Case in point: Bear eating giant larva.

By the way,  have you seen the Man vs. Wild episode with Will Ferrell?  It came out a long time ago, but I still remember how much I enjoyed it.

Update: I don’t think I can eat string cheese for a while.