August 12, 2004 


Impossible Packaging

The Shop: The amount of packaging one often gets with a small item (such as this memory-stick) is often absurd, weighing many times more than the actual product. What's worse... [read on...]

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 September 18, 2003 


Forced Power Cord Evolution

Laptops: I've generally been a big fan of Dell computers, but having just purchased my third Dell laptop, I can help but be infuriated by a small detail. Dell's insistence... [read on...]

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 August 03, 2003 


Two Faucet Sinks

The Loo: Old buildings (including many I've lived in) often feature sinks with a hot faucet and a cold faucet. The problem is, the hot is scalding and cold is... [read on...]

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 March 12, 2003 


The Blue Shirt Controversy

Milwaukee: Provinciality has it's benefits and it most certainly has it's drawbacks. Milwaukee's "Blue Shirt" controversy showcases the latter. The county commissioned a work of art to adorn an otherwise... [read on...]

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 February 17, 2003 


Elevated Tunnels

Heathrow, Terminal 1: The outlying gates here are connected by very long tubes with no windows. The lack of glass would make sense if they were underground, but they're actually... [read on...]

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 December 02, 2002 


Silly Switches

London: Why do electrical outlets have on/off switches on them in the UK? As a fairly clueless foreigner it only occurs to me to switch them on after several minutes... [read on...]

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 November 27, 2002 


Poor Oven Design

The Kitchen: Am I becoming a practical person? Compare the Delonghi Toaster oven with the Black and Decker. The Delonghi is trendy and stylish and costs $65. Plus it's Italian,... [read on...]

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