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In Japan, Buddhism May Be Dying Out

Considering my current interests in Japanese culture and such, this is a little disappointing to read. I do wish some historians would decide to go around to each of the smaller temples that have history and start cataloguing EVERYTHING so that the 100s years of history won’t be LOST, simply… put away. This is part […]

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Morning Coffee

Today, for the first time in a while, someone made the coffee before I arrived.  I was unaware of any coffee in the office other than the PapaNicolas I brought and the Gevalia that I constantly buy.  Not knowing my coworker had used a different coffee, I nabbed myself a cup and sat down to […]

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Mod your computer keyboard, steampunk style

Mild-mannered IT manager by day, mad modding genius by night, Jake von Slatt demonstrates how to build a computer keyboard — steampunk style. ============================== I can’t believe the awesomeness of this. Mixing Sci-fi and current, steampunk interests me and I am almost tempted to do a variation on this myself! Though I think I would […]

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Good Friday! Happy Purim, Eid, etc…

But unlike some holy days — say, Christmas, which some non-Christians in the U.S. observe informally by going to a movie and ordering Chinese food—on this particular Friday, March 21, it seems almost no believer of any sort will be left without his or her own holiday.================This is a pretty cool and interesting article about […]

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Video Programming in Barnes & Noble – Thirteen Years Late

Jesse Kornbluth and his partners submitted an idea to Barnes & Noble in 1995. 13 years later, B&N has announced a new multimedia plan for their stores… oddly enough, it looks similar to the plan that was rejected years ago. This is Jesse’s version of the story.=================I have heard this story multiple times because I […]

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Rubik’s Magic Puzzle

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTMgttBUBg   When I was a kid, the commercial for <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTMgttBUBg” target=”_blank”>Rubik’s Magic Puzzle</a> captivated my attention and I totally had to get the product.  I begged and begged  my family for it and, finally, one day it was given to me.  It was one of my favorite toy/puzzles for years.  I have to admit, I was […]

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