Why does this sound familiar…

9:39 am - Jason G. - Humor, Technology

“No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We’ve been working on it for months. Now go act busy for a few weeks and I’ll let you know when it’s time to tell them.”

-Quote attributed to an R&D Supervisor at 3M

via Casey Research.


The NY Times

12:00 am - Jason G. - Technology

From Michael DeGusta: Digital Subscription Prices Visualized (aka The New York Times Is Delusional)

Does The Times really think the mass audience is going to decide their $455/year is better spent on The Times rather than getting 20+ free articles/month from The Times plus The Wall Street Journal ($207/year) plus The Economist ($110/year) plus say The Daily ($39/year) for good measure, and still having ~$100 left over each year?



Goodbye Dillard’s

10:46 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

One of the best North Carolina Style BBQ restaurants in Durham closed today… this was our local go-to place for really good barbecue, even though it was a little inconvenient to get to. Dillard’s, you will be missed!


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The closing got some attention… after the N&O, Herald Sun, Bull City Rising articles, apparently the lines to eat there resulted in 1+ hour waits on Thursday and Friday.



1:22 am - Jason G. - Humor, Technology

Internet cafe–
where two people go to meet
Facebook to Facebook

From ThinkGeek Haiku, Poppy from Laurel, Mississippi!


Da Shuttle

10:50 pm - Jason G. - Technology

Very cool… the recent shuttle launch as viewed from an airplane…

Via DaringFireball.


Hey Jude…

6:15 pm - Jason G. - Art, Humor

Unfortunately, this flow chart doesn’t capture all the lyrics in the song… but it’s entertaining.


via flowing data.


There’s a Nap for That

2:02 pm - Jason G. - Art, Technology

What a great quilt idea…





9:39 pm - Jason G. - Technology

Interesting infographic. How long until the 10:1 book to e-book sales total is 1:1 or even 1:10?

Click on the picture to zoom-in…



Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle

7:52 pm - Jason G. - Uncategorized

Hey Neal Stephenson fans out there… if you like audio books, Audible now has the entire Baroque Cycle available. 114 hours, retail price of $174.



Where Cheerwine Started

8:15 pm - Jason G. - Commentary

201007301515.jpgWhen a sugar shortage at the start of World War I made it difficult for L.D. Peeler to sweeten his Salisbury, NC-based bottling company’s popular Mint Cola, Peeler began looking for a less sweet, but equally tasty, alternative. The local businessman purchased a wild cherry flavor from a St. Louis salesman and developed the formula for Cheerwine in the basement of his grocery store in 1917. Cheerwine was an instant success and was outselling Mint Cola by the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, Peeler changed the name of his business to the Cheerwine Bottling Co. The red-colored Carolina staple was distributed locally until 1981, when it expanded into Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. While Cheerwine’s reach continues to grow, it remains most popular in the Carolinas and parts of Virginia. This year, Cheerwine partnered with a fellow Tar Heel State company, Krispy Kreme, to offer Cheerwine-infused doughnuts in stores throughout the Carolinas.

From Mental Floss: The Stories Behind 11 Regional Soft Drinks. (Vernors Ginger Ale is also mentioned.)

And in case you were wondering, yes there is an app for that.

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