I bought these tipping tea cups…
They actually work. I mean, they tip and the tea leaves don’t fall out when I drink the tea.
However, the cups are made out of a kind of nasty plastic that feels just wrong. And they taste like plastic, too.
So my rating here is: Unusable.
But the idea is good. Somebody should make these ceramically.
I bought a new pick-up for the record player (I know, how au courant) today. They didn’t have the one I wanted so I bought this one instead. Look at the pretty packaging!
I bought some USB3->SATA adapters from Brando. They came with US->Euro plug adapters. (Yes, the adapters had adapters with adapters. Geez.)
See if you can spot the problem.
In addition, the speed I get when ripping CDs via these adapters is, as they say, teh sux.
Oh, well. It’s not as if I actually expected something bought from Brando to work, but it was worth a shot.
I got a new phone today. The Nokia E7. And look! It’s perfect! It runs Gnus under ssh! Look how pretty Gnus is on the phone!
(The only thing that would have been perfecter would be if it actually ran Emacs on the phone itself, but I guess that’ll have to wait until somebody produces a useful Meego phone.)
I think I’ve got the appliance review thing down now. This blog will be the next Engadget.
I buy tons of music, and most of it I buy from Norman Records. One of the many things I like about them is how some of their reviews are both concrete and abstract at the same time.
The fun people at McSweeney’s have done a lot of amusingly formatted issues of their Quarterly Concern (a shaving kit, an advertising folder, etc), but this one is certainly the bulkiest one:
It’s a 15x15x15cm box, and when you crack open his forehead, you find lots of neat litte pamphlets inside instead of brains:
And how are the pamphlets? Er… you expect me to read them? Now? Look at the box! Just look at it!