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Stupid Packaging

Posted in Environment, Humor with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by blakejohnson

...and my cool wallpaper :P

I needed some new DVDs to clear off some hard drive space this weekend, so I went out and bought some tonight. Take a look at the space between the disc on the very top, and the top of the actual stack.

An Inch and a Half!

I measured it [yea, geeky] and it came out to 1.5 inches. Simplified, that’s room enough for roughly 32 discs, or roughly 150GB of storage missed out on because they stacked 6 foam spacers on top of the DVDs, then wrapped the paper wrapper around the whole thing to hide the empty space.

[foam] *thug* life

Awesome job, Maxell. Real heros, you guys are.

Note: I shouldn’t complain, I have the ability to buy and use DVDs at my leisure. Outside the store where I got them was a street musician who might have been homeless, but was definitely worse off than me. Plus, I got what I wanted to begin with, so it’s not a loss.

Lifehacker Code

Posted in Coding, Computers, Productivity, Resources, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2009 by blakejohnson

A cool little list of Lifehacker’s homegrown Firefox addons and standalone apps.  Some cool little useful stuff.  There are some other things I remember them making that aren’t on this list, but this is a vote on the best 5 I think, so maybe that’s why they didn’t include them all.

Some of the unmentioned ones:

Repurposed CD Spindles

Posted in DIY, Productivity, Video, Web with tags , , , , on August 6, 2008 by blakejohnson

This is pretty awesome. I’m using a lot of DVDs recently, so I have quite a few of these spindles laying around. I don’t want to throw them away, but don’t have a use for them, so this video naturally caught my eye, and I’m definitely trying out numbers one and four. Check it out, any other ideas? Let me know in the comments.