Pretty awesome and powerful idea. Kinda felt the same way...like I have no idea where to begin. Can't wait to put a little time into playing with it and seeing what happens!
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Great, captivating movie. A good off-kilter creature feature, something different than you might expect. (Might play a GREAT double feature with Joon-ho Bong's The Host.) Uncomfortable at times, but that only made it more rewarding in the end. I loved the effects used for the monsters and the "infection".
At some parts this series hasn't aged so well, but at others it's still kind of amazing -- and series as a whole holds together well. The individual stories, and characters, pull you through. A "retired" spy who posts an ad in the paper for people who need help, and he helps them. Serious, silly, shocking. Awesome.
Sometimes the native search in Gmail or Google Docs is fine... For all the other times, there's Greplin. Great to be able to search across multiple services (evernote, facebook, delicious, dropbox, twitter... and on and on!). You get a good chunk of search indexing for free, and can pay for even more. And it's a fast (and well organized) search! Think spotlight for the web.
Not quite comprehensive for every possible application, but it does a number of things really well. Awesome for keeping track of places (restaurants, etc.), movies, recipes. Plus, offline support in Google Chrome is a big plus. Add another star if you use the mobile app (which I don't).
This is currently my favorite recipe recommendation site. You can adjust what types of things it shows you (by specifying things you crave or, alternately, things you hate), but the site is curated by food writers, so there is a relatively small pool of very good recipes to try. Plus, full-screen photographs make the site even more appetizing.
Smooth experience and nice interface. Uploading not the swiftest (and it decided not to upload a large number of files without explanation -- possibly based on metadata? or something else?), but once the files are in, great performance. Instant mix function works well (and throws up some welcome surprises).
Easily one of my most-used extensions on Google Chrome -- lets you save files directly to your favorite cloud service (or at least a close second, if you favor a particularly obscure one). Supports Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, Picasa, and tons more. Works like a charm. Great for Chromebook early-adopters.
That’s pretty cool. This infographic and your comment reminded me of a Sim game I played when I was younger where part of it required making sure you had enough water to support your town, and building different things would have lead to consuming different amounts of water. I think it was SimTown? Ah… nostalgia.
Philanthroper's an interesting combo of micro-lending + group buying. Each day a particular nonprofit is highlighted, and you can donate $1 to them -- but no more. (Except for later.) The idea is, lots of little donations add up -- and, esp. if you make it a habit, it simply becomes easier to give. I'm still a little skeptical, but I love the idea -- it remains to be seen how sticky it'll be.
Interesting talks across a whole spectrum of ideas. Lots of worthwhile stuff -- at a different pace than most other internet-bred videos. This stuff is sometimes splashy, sometimes shiny, but frequently smart, motivated, and challenging. (p.s. I wish hunch could recommend which TED talks to see next, too...)
There are tons of social bookmarking services out there, and lots of overlap, but Diigo stands out for 1) tying in to Read Later Fast and Quick Note (both recommendation-worthy Chrome web apps on their own), 2) providing a clean interface, 3) tying into numerous other services (you can send to twitter, blogs, -- you can even auto cross-post on delicious!). And they have a snazzy bookmarklet.
Whether you're looking for surplus beakers or desk toys or retired British Postal attire or robot parts or more plastic bags than you will use in your life, this is the spot. They've got tons of really useful stuff, as well as science-minded fun and diversions, and things that seem like they might be useful, some day. (Still haven't used the digital caliper or aircraft wire, but maybe some day...)
A modern story. This is meta-fiction, but not in any of the bad ways -- it's storytelling that's quiet, enticing, and riveting. Hard to describe what it's about, exactly, but read the first page or so and you'll either like it or won't. More likely you'll be pulled in. One of very few recent books I've read that would survive being read aloud. This is one I'll be reading again.
love the train too. wish american trains were fast like japanese trains and went more places.
A must for the Northeast Corridor. If only they could get the infrastructure in place to make it worthwhile elsewhere...
Could have happened in Florida. Guess this means more fixes to the Northeast Corridor...in 2017
A fine selection of local consumables like crackers, noodles, jams, etc., but a great selection of meats (grass-fed beef, pork chops, ostrich, wild boar bacon, antelope chops, bison... -- besides having a very good selection of the meats you'd expect, they also have a changing selection of exotic meats as well) and the like, plus tasty olive oils and produce and breads and spices...
An excellent, exciting, beautifully designed spy thriller. In some places it fits the mold you've come to expect, but in other places it makes you think -- and keep thinking after the end credits have rolled. Wonderful acting all around, from action sequences to snapshots of weird conversation to... everything. Loved it.
Minimalist, easy to set up, friendly. Cheap for low-traffic sites: unlike the big-box (so to speak) players, you don't get unlimited disk space and traffic and all that, but then again, you also don't have to pay for stuff you're not using. Forums are fairly active in addressing any problems you might have. A good group of people. (Or robots, or hyper-intelligent mice or whatever.)