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Dear Ingo Lamp – Moooi

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 28, 2008 at 11:23 am, filed under Blog News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Happy Dog Face

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Knitted Spock Ears

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 26, 2008 at 11:13 am, filed under Blog News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Obama’s Site Mischief… Hacked? I just received this email.

Looks like something fishy is going on with the company that powers Obama’s website. Mainly looks like somebody is sending other users who signed up on the site stupid emails or they hacked the email list. Knowing how dirty politics is, I would assume it is some rouge Republican or Hillary Lover.

I just received this email below that says it was sent from Blue State Digital… http://bluestatedigital.com/ the software and company that runs Obama’s site. Yes the email says yahoo.com, but look below that “mailed-by:” If gmail is correct, bluestatedigital may have an open relay or indeed have been hacked. Maybe the forum is vulnerable, but they may have actually gotten the server.

Looks like somebody got a hold of the emails there or something. I think I signed up to get updates a long time ago to see who this Obama guy was. I am not a democrat or really a republican for that matter. I am more a Ron Paul type guy. Anyway, Very Weird, please Digg Below and get the word out about this.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm, filed under Blog News, Interesting, News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Hypermiling – How to be a hypermiler + 100 Tips on how to save gas.

The Basics

With gas going for more than four bucks a gallon, lots of people are ditching their SUVs in favor of hybrids. That’s great, but you don’t have to shell out that kind of cash to get better fuel economy. A few simple tricks can boost your fuel efficiency by 10 to 40 percent. No single technique will max your mileage, but add ’em up and you’ll squeeze 5, 10, even 15 more miles out of every gallon.
Hypermiling 101:

  1. Go easy on the accelerator and follow the speed limit. It’s a no brainer, but how many people actually drive 55 mph? Fuel economy drops like a stone above 60 mph, so slow down. You’ll bump your fuel economy by 7 to 23 percent.
  2. Take all the junk out of your trunk. Why are you hauling those tire chains in July? When’s the last time you used those golf clubs? That big brush guard with the million-candlepower lights may look cool, but it’s killing your fuel economy. Every 100 pounds of stuff you’re needlessly hauling around drops your fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. Ditch it and it’ll rise accordingly. While you’re at it, lose the roof rack and gain another 5 percent. Keep the spare though. You’ll need that.
  3. Get a tune-up and use the lightest viscosity oil your engine will live with. A well-tuned engine is an efficient engine, and lighter weight oil reduces drag. Can’t remember the last time you had a tune-up? Getting one could raise your fuel economy as much as 10 percent.
  4. Keep your tires properly inflated. The softer the tire, the greater the rolling resistance – and the more gas you burn. Being 10 pounds under pressure can cut fuel efficiency by 4 percent. Pump those babies up!
  5. Don’t idle. How many miles per gallon do you get sitting in the drive through? Zero, that’s how many. If you’re going to be stationary for more than 30 seconds, turn off the engine

Advanced

Advanced hypermiling: OK, you’ve mastered the basics. Now you’re ready for the big time.

  1. Buy a fuel economy gauge. Nothing will turn you into a hypermiler faster than seeing, in real time, exactly how much fuel you’re sucking down. If your car was built after 1995, fuel economy computers like ScanGauge are plug-and-play. Older cars may require a vacuum gauge, but they’re pretty easy to install.
  2. Coast. Hyper-milers suggest turning off the engine and coasting downhill. Be warned, though – automakers and some consumer groups say you could lose the power brakes and steering, making the car hard to turn and stop.
  3. Inflate tires to the maximum pressure listed on the sidewall. The pressure recommended by the automaker is a compromise between fuel efficiency, handling and comfort. If you want maximum efficiency, go for the maximum pressure. The ride quality will suffer, but you’ll get better mileage. Here, too, critics have a warning – over-inflating your tires could lead to premature wear and poor handling.
  4. Lay off the brakes. In traffic, maintain a slow creep instead of accelerating and braking. Ignore the horns and middle-finger salutes.
  5. Draft. This one’s controversial because it’s dangerous. But we trust you: Inch up behind, say, an 18-wheeler, and kill the engine as you enter its slipstream (you’ll feel it). You’re drafting now, getting pulled along by the truck’s gas instead of your own.

100+ Tips on how to save gas (after the jump)

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 10, 2008 at 4:14 pm, filed under Blog News, Interesting, Technology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Why I will keep my Original iPhone.

Living outside a major city means 3G is not available. I use wi-fi on my phone pretty much 80% of the time which is great. That means the only thing that I will be missing is the GPS option. I will still get all the software and games. I will still have 98% of the functionality and won’t even be able to use only 1% of the new stuff unless I start traveling more.

$199 is a tempting price but the announcement of the 3G iphone also brought with it a hike in the price of the Data Plan to $30 bucks. This is interesting as most all other 3G phones on the AT&T have come with a $20 data plan. But I guess 98% of a devices user base uses the web browsing features, and uses them a lot I imagine, I can understand this. This probably will also cover the costs of downloading applications.

So pretty much the only thing I will be getting again is GPS. Do I really need it? Not yet. Down the road when I upgrade my phone sure, I will jump on the band wagon and hopefully by then AT&T will have rolled out the 3G network to the outskirts of the country.

So if you do not live in the city, I would encourage you to hang on to your original iPhone as long as possible.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 9, 2008 at 5:33 pm, filed under Blog News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Hi from the fam. A day at the Rose Parade.

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Amazing photo of car crashing into cyclists

“This horrifying picture shows the moment a US man high on cocaine ploughed into a group of Mexican cyclists – killing one and injuring at least five others.”

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 2, 2008 at 6:04 pm, filed under Blog News, Images, News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

The New Truck

2001 v6 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab. My old 1991 Toyota Camry is getting up there in miles, 230k and it was time to replace it. I will be selling the Camry and my old 1979 GMC Stepside (which I really don’t want to sell, but we do not need 3 cars).

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on May 21, 2008 at 7:31 pm, filed under Blog News, Cool. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

This is how I feel lately, I think I am getting carpal tunnel

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on May 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm, filed under Blog News, Images. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Dear Recruiters

Lately the hunt for that special employee in the interactive realm seems to be pretty cut throat.

Recently, another recruiter who I will remain nameless at this time, contacted me and my friends in an sleazy manner. It started with a simple. “Hey Eddy – I got your name through FRIEND ONE and wanted to get in touch.” I gave her my response about my current situation and moved on.

A few days later I get an AIM from FRIEND TWO asking me if I knew “RECRUITER NAME”, and if I gave his name to her. Nope.

Come to find out not only did she pull my friends name from my connections (which happens and is fine), but she used my name under false pretenses to introduce herself. And yup, you guessed, she got my name the same way from FRIEND ONE. He had no idea she was using his name under the sly to contact me.

So dear recruiters, we know it is cut throat out there and we do appreciate you aiding in the hunt for jobs. But the Advertising and especially the Interactive Realm is a very small world and word gets around.

So please show a little respect as you go on your hunt.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on April 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm, filed under Blog News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Shiny Mud Balls

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Numbered Drawers

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A Gallery of Beautiful Street Art: 51 Examples

This is a collection of beautiful street art I have collected from around the web. I tried to stay away from Banksy as he is a shoe in. I know these are subjective and there are many more out there that are amazing. But these are the ones that stood out to me.

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Welcome to a world without rules

The new Dark Knight poster.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on at 11:26 am, filed under Blog News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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