Friday, November 28, 2008

peeler guy


The Gentleman Grafter

By night, Joe Ades dines with his fourth wife at exclusive restaurants, sips Veuve Clicquot at the Pierre, and goes home to a three-bedroom Park Avenue apartment. By day, he is something else altogether. At 72, the “peeler guy” in the Turnbull & Asser shirts is a New York legend.

by Howard Kaplan May 2006

In the early 90s a man named Joe Ades began showing up in the bar at the Pierre, Manhattan’s famously posh hotel on the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 61st Street. Joe liked the crowd at the CafĂ© Pierre, but the real draw for him was Kathleen Landis, the dimpled, piano-playing house chanteuse who still entertains there five nights a week. Joe was a five-nights-a-week man as well, always seated at the same round table with a front view of the baby grand and a back view of Landis. He drank only champagne, and never alone. His usual brand was Veuve Clicquot. On most nights he casually ordered a bottle, which always appeared with two champagne glasses—one for himself, the other for Landis.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

it looks like you can search alot of craigslist at once if you used

Friday, November 14, 2008

HD failures

over at they have a nice listing of the sounds of failed HD's. there are some nice writeups on particular failure modes for specific manufactures and models. If you suspect a crappy drive, I would check these guys out for ideas of what to do (or to confirm it is now worth the sacred opening and harvesting of the eggs magnets)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

fire glass

handheld printer

did you guys see HP's new handheld printer? looks like its being used for shipping receiving, with a scanner / printer all in one.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

pdf import

hey, has anyone seen the pdf IMPORT coming for open office? i'm going to have to try that one and see if it has any potential or not.

other cool open office plugins