Archive for September 2009


LEGO iPhone stand

September 5th, 2009 — 9:31am

I use my beloved iPhone in the kitchen a lot. I have a power cable for it and a set of little speakers, and it sits on top of the microwave while I listen to iTunes, Pandora, Stitcher, and Public Radio. I used to lean it against my sugarbowl but then whatever app I’m using switches to landscape mode which is useless and annoying. So yesterday, after thinking about it for months, I finally asked Henry if I could borrow a few LEGOs and I made a little stand! It’s perfect:

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It’s quite stable and the phone leans back at a perfect angle. Clicking the pictures will take you to my flickr, where you can see close-ups of the stand without the phone in it, in case you want to make one for yourself.

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A little treat

September 4th, 2009 — 11:32am

Here’s a little treat for you – Bach’s incomparably lovely Goldberg Variations played on the harpsichord by Janine Johnson and streamed courtesy of Magnatune. (Buy it there!)




Bach Goldberg Variations by Janine Johnson

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The Story of Mankind, Ch. 23

September 4th, 2009 — 8:11am

The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik van Loon, read by Kara and Michelle.

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23 The Rise of Rome – 5:27

You can buy a lovely thick reprint of the original book, with dozens of lively illustrations, from http://mainlesson.com.

Impatient? Get the entire free audio book here: http://librivox.org/the-story-of-mankind-by-hendrik-van-loon/

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The Story of Mankind, Ch. 22

September 2nd, 2009 — 8:08am

The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik van Loon, read by Kara and Michelle.

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22 Rome and Carthage – 23:42

You can buy a lovely thick reprint of the original book, with dozens of lively illustrations, from http://mainlesson.com.

Impatient? Get the entire free audio book here: http://librivox.org/the-story-of-mankind-by-hendrik-van-loon/

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