If you’re a Bauman directly or by relation, here’s the magical place to put your gifty desires for the 2013 gift exchange.
It’s that time of year again. If you’re in the Bauman gift exchange, put your wishes and dreams* in the comments below.
(*Wishes and dreams should cost somewhere between $30-40, so don’t dream big. Dream medium.)
How the stimulus bill will help you, and how soon: What The Stimulus Bill Has For Everyday Americans
I was sorry to hear that Joe Ades died. I had seen him just last week down at Union Square. He’ll be missed.
Bug Labs just announced new modules that have a projector, a music module with multiple audio inputs and outputs, as well as modules for Bluetooth, GSM and wifi. If you know a little java and want a kick ass hobby, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Now I just need to forgo sleep, or find a friend who does mess with these things so I can live vicariously through them.
There’s a new book out about the sociology of driving called Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) that looks pretty interesting and includes the fun fact cited in the title of this post: more people are killed in crosswalks crossing legally than jaywalking. Looks like it’s worth a read.
The September 2008 issue of Consumer Reports has an article on sleep, and their data shows that sound machines work almost as well as the latest prescription meds in helping you get to sleep with meds helping 75% of the time and sound machines helping 70% of the time, with far fewer side effects.
They recommend some dedicated sound machines, but your computer or phone will certainly do the job for free or cheap.