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Random Commands Official Seal

August 31st, 2006 Comments off

SealSaw this on Digg this morning: Official Seal Generator

They were offline earlier, but the guy scrambled and put up a mirror.

Appreciate his work, and make your own seal.

The text on the seal says “Random Commands – Geek Gentrified” (which was somewhat stole from Discoshaman at Le Sabot Post Moderne who has been hard at work gentrifying the Christian Ghetto…)

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There goes that evil StuffMart again…

August 31st, 2006 4 comments

swirlbulb From Instapundit comes this article on the emmergence of Compact Flourcent Lighbulbs (CFLs):


Diane Lindsley, the hardware buyer who decides what goes in the lightbulb aisles at Wal-Mart, thinks 100 million swirls is perfectly reasonable. “Yes,” she says, “it’s rational, I think.” Before she started buying bulbs for Wal-Mart just three years ago, Lindsley didn’t even know what CFLs were. Now she pauses in a way that suggests the kind of determination Wal-Mart can bring to bear when its buyers decide they are going to sell Americans something. “We have plans in place to where it may not take that long.”

Which presents a daunting challenge: Wal-Mart’s push into swirls won’t just help consumers and the environment; it will shatter a business–its own lightbulb business, and that of every lightbulb manufacturer. Because swirls last so long, every one that’s sold represents the loss of 6 or 8 or 10 incandescent bulb sales. Swirls will remake the lightbulb industry–dominated by familiar names GE, Philips, Sylvania–the way digital-music downloads have remade selling albums on CD, the way digital cameras revolutionized selling film and envelopes of snapshots. CFLs are a classic example of creative destruction.

I’ve installed a few CFL’s in the past few months in closets and bathrooms to replace bulbs that always burned out quickly. I may expand the list to a few more places around the house.

Bully for Wal-mart though, being environmentally conscious and all that…

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Lego: Han Solo in Carbonite

August 31st, 2006 3 comments

han-solo-carbonitevia: Digg

Ubercool, and yet, someone must have way too much time on their hands…

Would it be too Jabba-ish to want to have one for my livingroom wall?

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