E Ink Capacity Reader on Lexar’s USB Drive

April 25, 2008

E Ink Corporation | Products | Display Cells

“The E Ink display is less than 0.7mm, all-plastic, shatter proof bar meter that does not rely on power or require a battery to show the capacity information when disconnected from the computer. This makes it possible for Lexar to add the benefit of an exterior gauge, without sacrificing the light, durable and portable design of its products.”

E Ink, the company producing the display for Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader, produces the capacity meter on Lexar’s new JumpDrive Mercury line. I have one of these USB drives at work but haven’t used it extensively. The one thing that annoys me with the USB drive is the cover — because of how thin the drive is, I tend to twist the drive when I open it, and feel like I might break the cap.  That said, it’s still a nifty thumb drive.

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Coolest Holloween Costume!

January 1, 2008

Picasa Web Albums – OfficialGB – Googleween

One of the coolest costumes I’ve seen.  She’s portraying Lyra from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series of books (recently made into a film).

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MLB 2007 World Series Game 3: I watch, they score

October 27, 2007

I turned the TV on to watch the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies battle it out.  When I tuned in, the score was 0-0.  Within 30 minutes, the Red Sox had scored six runs, all in the same inning.

What have we learned from all this?

I watch the game, the Red Sox score.

That’s some causation right there for ya.

Also, Yahoo! Shortcuts are pretty cool.  A search for “red sox” on Yahoo! showed the score in real-time on the search results page, with a link to more information with more information on the team, game, and a link to real-time game data.  Neat stuff.

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Free Taco on 30 October 2007 (Taco Bell: Steal A Base, Steal A Taco)

October 26, 2007

The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Fan Forum: Taco Bell: Steal A Base, Steal A Taco

October 30th, 2007
Between 2-5pm
Visit a Taco Bell and receive a free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco.

Mmmm, seasoned…

While I generally avoid Taco Bell, and will be working between the hours of 2pm and 5pm, I’ll see what I can do.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19

September 19, 2007

Avast!  Wednesday, 19 September be Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Flickr knows how to be a pirate.

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Sussex Undercover cars, Talklets online text reader

September 1, 2007

In a bid to curb the increase in drivers who drive at excessive speeds and in a way which causes alarm and distress to other road users, Sussex Police have drafted in a number of different unmarked, high-performance vehicles that are able to deter a hardcore of motorists who insist on putting people’s lives at risks.

Sussex Police Uncovered – Roller Campaign – We never went away (via Jim’s Garage)

Two things are cool about this article:

  1. Police are getting more sophisticated with undercover patrol cars.  I’ve seen a little of this on US highways, but not to the extent of this Sussex effort.
  2. The story can be read to you in a delightful British accent, courtesy of the Talklets player on the page.  This seems like a great accessibility feature, and worked well on the article when I used it.

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Fun With Words

August 7, 2007

The star of the TRANSFORMERS® movie is unleashed in its full, awesome glory with this meticulously rendered, movie-accurate sculpture inspired by 3-D turnarounds pulled straight from the film. Unremarkable detail makes this one must-have sculpture for your collection. (My emphasis)

Amazon.com: Transformers Movie Unleashed BumbleBee: Toys & Games

I don’t think that means what you think it means.

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