Archive for January, 2008

Get your color scheme right here

Posted by seoulfully on January 25th, 2008


Pick, design color schemes with Adobe’s Kuler.  A nice webapp that is all about color design.  And apparently there’s an app called Mondrianum that inserts kuler into Mac apps (Leopard only).

link via TUAW.

EDIT: Not taking sides, but interesting to read:

COLOURlovers vs. Kuler

Give the original a shot too: ColourLOVERS.

This is sad.

Posted by seoulfully on January 23rd, 2008

The corporate overlords just want to keep you tied to your desk you automaton monkeys!

Pen top utensils.

pentop utensils
image and link from Gizmondo.

Is this really a solution?

Posted by seoulfully on January 23rd, 2008

Bariatric surgery to cure diabetes. – MSNBC

Two groups.  One with surgery.  One without.  Surgery group lost an average of 46 lbs over the 2 year study.  The control group lost an average of 3!  It is a surprise that the group who lost the most weight had higher incidences of diabetes remission?  NO.

I know obesity surgeries force a life change in the subjects.  But there’s also plenty of evidence to show that people learn to eat around those changes and still be overweight.  Is overweight more healthy than obese?  Yes.  I just don’t think this is a realistic treatment.  Yes it’s hard to lose weight.  Yes it’s harder probably to change your life to be healthy.  And harder still to keep it off (trust me I know, even though I’ve done a fairly decent job of it).  But learning those skills HAS to be better than surgery right?

Good music

Posted by seoulfully on January 18th, 2008

Sean Paul causes seizures.

Having grand mal seizures is not a joking matter.  But come on, this is ripe with humor about the quality of Sean Paul…  but I’ll let it pass.

Find your candidate

Posted by seoulfully on January 16th, 2008

Find which presidential candidate you are aligned with using this short quiz.

glassboot presidential candidate quiz


Posted by seoulfully on January 16th, 2008

Story from the LA Times about a Google employee who’s gained a bit of in-house fame for his reviews of their free gourmet food.  He also notes:

He is careful to measure portions and work out regularly at the Google gym. He does that to avoid the dreaded “Google 15” — a reference to the pounds new employees often put on amid unlimited supplies of free grub

Oh god yes.  I’d imagine people put on weight like nobody’s business at first.  I probably would as I have issues with portion control.  Of course maybe if I was eating gourmet food, I’d be satiated quickly and not want to eat until I’m disgustingly full.  Somehow I doubt it.  Haha, just one more reason for me not to work at Google (not that I could).

Google food article. – LA Times

They needed research for this?

Posted by seoulfully on January 9th, 2008

With EVERYTHING else in the world, they needed to spend money to quantify this?

Healthy Living May Extend Life by 14 Years.

Looking good?

Posted by seoulfully on January 9th, 2008

So here are two articles on the new show on Lifetime, “How to Look Good Naked”.  I’m not going to comment on the show as I’ve not seen it.  I likely won’t watch it, especially if what’s written about the show are true.  Suffice it to say, yes media have given women a false ideal of perfection.  Yes, women (and men) as a result suffer from body dysmorphia.  Yes, not hating yourself is a step in the right direction.  But no, some people are overweight and they need to lose some.  They don’t have to be stick thin, but they have to get healthy.  Okay, I’ve already commented more than I wanted to.  The links for you to read and ponder:

TV Squad’s Jay Black’s commentary.

NY Times review.

Couples’ bed

Posted by seoulfully on January 8th, 2008

Check it out, so you can lie together, spoon, etc. with ease and comfort.

Love mattress.

love mattress