Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mr Furious Heartily Endorses…

BABY TEE
T-ShirtHell.com's Baby Dept. Some of these are great! I hope Charlotte is ready to start making a statement. I'd love to get one of those (at right) for Ruby in "boybeater"-style, but while she totally kicks ass, she doesn't take naps, and they don't have 'em big enough.

WiFi CELL PHONE
I'm still in my trial period, but the early results are good. Here at work, my office is in a cement bunker where cell reception is almost impossible. But, the school has WiFi everywhere...Combine the two, and viola! My new Nokia phone switches automatically to a voice-over-internet phone when I walk inside and lose the cell signal. Reception at my desk is crystal clear, and the phone makes and recieves calls via the internet, and T-Mobile charges nothing for the service. Works at home in my basement office as well. So far so good.

NEW OLD JERSEY
This site is just getting off the ground, but has potential. People send in pics of random sports jerseys on the street...some of which never should have been marketed. I've seen some good ones I wish I had documented. Straight Cash Homey Dot Net.

Of course, I thought the same thing when I saved this link and it went nowhere...

"NOT REALLY A CANDY BAR. RIGHT?"
I've tried several, and the only energy bar that doesn't make me want to retch is a Balance Gold chocolate peanut butter bar. Chow that baby down, and I'm ready for the return trip home on the bike.

"GET 'IM, SPARKY!"
Every dog on Earth deserves a free shot at Ron Mexico, but failing that, they can get even with this.

YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
At least my local library... Ann Arbor has a state of the art website that allows you to search for everything, reserve items, and then renew them when you continually fail to get around to watching something. I use them as a free Netflix. I have a list of DVDs reserved, they email me when to come get them (picking up "300" tonite). Also handy for music. I have ripped dozens (a hundred? more?) of the library's CDs into my iTunes.

THINGS I DO NOT ENDORSE:
94% humidity. Having a hickory tree over your driveway. All other nasty-ass energy bars. Squirrels.

5 comments:

Chris Howard said...

Love the wifi cell phone idea. My cell phone requirements mean that I probably won't get anything like that until they all have them. I have to have a pocket pc with full internet access. Although I would love to have a Nextel radio again. Fuck the bystanders, that was the most convenient way to talk to my wife ever.

94% humidity, but what's the dew point? Humidity is a relative term but dew point is absolute. Now that I know how that works, I understand Toast's fascination with it. Of course, it proves that Florida summers suck way worse than New England summers.

Mr Furious said...

Yeah, what's funny is I went into the store looking for the most basic phone possible. Don't care about cameras, MP3s or anything else, I just want reception. Period.

I was skeptical of getting upsold on anything, but this sounded good. And T-Mobile just takes the WiFi minutes out of my regular pool. You can add an unlimited WiFi package for $10 or so, but I never come close to using the 400 minutes I already have.

Mr Furious said...

I had to do the trash and recycling, and it was disgusting out. Mrs. F. poked her head out and remarked it was the most humid weather she ever remebered in Michigan. When I wheeled my bike into the garage, it was soaked with dew.

At 11:00 p.m. it was 76 degrees and 94% humidity. The dewpoint was 74.

Looked it up on weather.com. I don't really know what dewpoint is, or what the number means, all I know is it was freaking nasty out.

wikipedia:

Human's reaction to high dew points

Humans tend to react with discomfort to high dew points. Those accustomed to continental climates often begin to feel uncomfortable when the dew point reaches between 15 and 20 °C (59 to 68 °F). Most inhabitants of these areas will consider dew points above 21 °C (70 °F) to be oppressive.

Dew Points
20+C (68F) Oppressive
18C (64F) Sticky
16C (61F) Humid
13C (55F) Comfortable
10C (50F) Refreshing


We were off the charts last night.

Chris Howard said...

Yeah 74 is a nasty dew point. We're at 68 right now, but we've been in the 70's a lot lately.

This site has a good explanation of the dew point.

"The dew point temperature is the point at which the air must be cooled in order for the the air mass to become saturated (assuming there is no drastic change in pressure or moisture content)."

S.W. Anderson said...

Spent 26 months on Guam and rarely did the temperature and humidity go as low as 76 degrees and 94%. Took almost three months to adapt, after which I no longer soaked the sheets within 10 minutes of laying down at night, and I could walk the half mile to work without showing up in soaked clothing.

By the time I left there, I was completely adapted, and it almost never bothered me at all. However, San Francisco's chill bothered me a lot. Down in the 50's and breezey; I nearly froze when I had to go outdoors.

Now, what's so bad about squirrels? Get to know them and their ways, and they're a lot of fun.