Towse: views from the hill

August 17, 2009

WARNING!

Filed under: yikes — Towse @ 10:25 pm

Actuation of your CO alarm indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which can KILL YOU.

November 18, 2008

PSA – Showcasing Your Life Online? New Software Uses Images of Keys to Make Copies

Filed under: app,news,yikes — Towse @ 9:31 pm

Showcasing Your Life Online? New Software Uses Images of Keys to Make Copies

So the lesson to be learned is not to empty your pockets and take pictures of “what’s in my pockets” with your keys in clear view and then post the pics on your Facebook page or Web site or blog.

New Sneakey software can setup a keymaking machine to reproduce your key(s).

October 28, 2008

Singing skull

Filed under: web2.0,yikes — Tags: , — Towse @ 11:50 pm

Singing skull [MAKE magazine blog post on the project]

And a vid of the actual skull singing!

Some people have waaaaay too much time on their hands.

[via a tweet from Make Magazine]

October 1, 2008

House of the Week: Built for Art

Filed under: California,real estate,yikes — Towse @ 2:47 am

House of the Week: Built for Art

Have art? Have I got a place for you.

Holmby Hills. (Think crusty Bing Crosby neighborhood. Aaron Spelling, Tori’s ├╝ber rich dad, bought the Crosby estate and scraped it to build a home for his oversized ego. 46K sq ft. 123 rooms. That kind of neighborhood.)

3BED 5BA (and a powder room!)

11K sq ft

$25mil

Check out pic 6/7. Designer designed an ugly bedroom, eh?

[WSJ via Curbed SF]

August 8, 2008

LawyerWorldLand: GOV. McGREEVY’S DIVORCE JUDGMENT IS POSTED ONLINE! OBOY!

Filed under: legal,people,yikes — Towse @ 11:46 pm

LawyerWorldLand: GOV. McGREEVY'S DIVORCE JUDGMENT IS POSTED ONLINE! OBOY!

Archer gives a summary of the divorce judgment which is online (lengthy PDF) for all to peruse.

The summary is Classic Archer.

And, yes, I trundled off to read the PDF (well, not thoroughly and not all of it) and Archer did indeed capture the spirit of the Judge’s decision.

Yipes.

(I confess that I’d forgotten who McGreevy was and then it was, oh, yeah. New Jersey. That Governor. The long suffering wife. The confessions of homosexuality. The aide who swore there’d been Friday night threesomes for years. Now I remember. Lovely.)

February 10, 2008

The FAIL Blog

Filed under: blog,culture,yikes — Towse @ 9:40 pm

The FAIL Blog

Must be seen to be believed. (Lots of ouchies here!)

via his nibs.

December 1, 2007

Cute Overload! :)

Filed under: blog,yikes — Towse @ 5:16 pm

Cute Overload! :)

The wonders of the Web. Why, I was just off reading In Praise of Sardines and Brett mentioned Cute Overload and I clicked through.

The world is cracked, you know? A bit of cute might help mend things.

Or not.

October 16, 2007

NYC Bride Sues Florist Over Flower Color

Filed under: legal,news,people,yikes — Towse @ 9:32 pm

NYC Bride Sues Florist Over Flower Color [AP]

The florist sez he told her he probably couldn’t match exactly the color she wanted. He provided pastel pink and green hydrangeas when the bride wanted dark rust and green ones.

Ruined her day, it did.

Bride is an attorney and is suing for $400K in restitution and damages.

And get this: the original flower bill was for $27,435.14!

Yikes. I hope her dear husband knows what he’s getting into.

[More complete NYTimes article]

[tons of comments at the SFChronicle]

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