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Ilium Software is offering a one day special on all its PDA software. I use ewallet password manager and Listpro. They’re great.

Marc Andreessen on productivity tips . Some unusual ideas here: not keeping a calendar, checking email twice a day, structured procrastination.

From a survey of Americans:

Now, does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?

Earth around sun 73.6%
Sun around earth 18.3%
Don’t Know 8.0%
Refused 0.1%

From an interview with the man who started the baby carrot phenomena:

(The previous two links came from 2 blowhards)

Greencine’s David Hudson wonders why nobody has done a decent cover of a Beatles song. I actually enjoyed some of the covers from the ill-fated movie of Seargent Pepper. Earth, Wind and Fire’s Got to Get You into my Life, baby!

William Shatner plays 20,000 Pyramid against himself. See also his reaction at the gameshow when he accidentally says the word he’s supposed to be describing (“Things that are blessed”). See also his surprising rendition of Elton John’s son, Rocket Man. It’s supposed to be a semi-joke, but Shatner does a surprisingly good interpretation of it.

Speaking of Shatner, his guest appearances on the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun as the Big Giant Head are classic.

By the way, over the next two months, I’ll be writing/publishing some essays on this blog for my Waiting In Line ebook.

Dwight Silverman does a nice promo for J.R. Gonzales’ Bayou City History blog about Houston

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