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Archive for June, 2008

Interesting: Objectum-Sexual

Posted by silverstag on June 17, 2008

I won’t try to explain the title. Just head to this Wikipedia entry. You’re back? OK, now that you understood what the title of this post means. You would probably find this news item (via Anarchaia) interesting.

If you had read the news item, you can find more about Asperger Syndrome here.

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Lifehacker: Japanese tricks to make life better.

Posted by silverstag on June 9, 2008

I found this really cool post on lifehaker. Its about a book written by a Japanese writer on tricks for everyday tasks. The coolest part about these tricks is, the author gives an explanation why a particular trick works. Even if you don’t want to buy the book, just take a look at the post. You might change your mind. And for those of you who decide to buy the book, here’s the link: Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan.

Here’s an excerpt from the book…

When it comes to life and getting things done, we like to do things a little differently in Japan. When I break a glass in the kitchen, I don’t use my vacuum cleaner to clean it up; I use a slice of bread. When my socks become dirt-stained from running in a muddy ravine, I don’t pour bleach on them; I stuff them with marbles. And to save space and money, I have never bought a document shredder. I just stuff incriminating documents in a stocking and toss them in the washing machine.

I hope you like the book. I’ll be buying it soon.

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