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Antique micromosaics are simply incredible
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10/24/2011   7 comments
I’d never heard about this art form before, so I just took a quick stroll around the Internet to discover that...
Oh, the irony!
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10/18/2011   5 comments
A friend just sent me an email containing a bunch of images that reflect life’s little ironies.
Friday Fun: All sorts of “stuff”
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10/14/2011   1 comment
I don’t believe it – it’s Friday again – where does the time go?
I am wearing my sad face
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10/12/2011   13 comments
I just met a really nice guy whose trade (TV repairman) is fading away as we speak…
Meet my Mini Wind Walker
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10/11/2011   11 comments
As we all know, it’s not the size of your wind walker that's important… it’s what you do with it that counts…
Star Trek “gadgets” that now exist
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10/5/2011   3 comments
I just read an article about eight gadgets from Star Trek that have come into existence; some of these really do make you think...
Machinarium – One of the most amazing computer games I’ve ever seen!
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10/3/2011   5 comments
I keep telling myself that I don’t play computer games, but I just realized that I’m currently devoting hours of my time to an amazing creation called Machinarium…

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