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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Reddit | Year in review

Another Year In Review based on the data exhaust of my social presence on the web.  This one from the popular site Reddit.  I guess Banana Units is this year's popular measure (again), and I scrolled enough to go to the mood over 1 time 😂.I guess in 2022 I decided to dress up my Snoovatar and make it a little less generic.  The clothing pictured is what I got for free during Halloween.
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IKEA 2.0

This was an interesting video produced by the Verge on IKEA's foray into the smarthome (or home-smart as they call it).  I've noticed their offerings of smart devices over the past year whenever I've visited the local IKEA showroom.  I am intrigued and want to see more from them :-) It's interesting to know that the number of articles in a physical store doesn't go up whenever they introduce
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ThinkGeek Fools!

I completely forgot to have a look at ThinkGeek's April Fool's lineup. Usually some of their April Fool's products make it to production (and some are actually just jokes).  I picked three of my favorites.The Hot Pockets burrito  sleeping bag.  I picked this (even though I don't particularly find Hot Pockets all that appetizing) because I think that there are enough people who want
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Quilted Northern Rustic Weave | Artisanal Toilet Paper

Another April Fool's joke.  Funny...but painful to think about it!
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Star Trek Noise Machine!

Woah!  This must be an April fool's joke, but I want one! ;-)
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I Googled it!

Funny story from last night. At around 10:30ish, when we were settling to go to bed (yeah, we're not night owls) the building fire alarm goes off. Kinda annoying, but we evacuated the building, onto the street, under a warm summer-ish sky. We checked the basements and such to see if there were a fire that we needed to be aware of (our alarm has gone off before, without fire or smoke).Anyway, we're
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The erosion of customer service: the water heater story

I love doing things online. I love to order my pizza online, and pay online. I like to send off emails to contacts rather than calling. Recently I discovered that I like online classes (at least up to now)…but there are some times that you want some face-to-face interaction with people providing a service! As was mentioned before, my water heater died. It wasn’t flooding the house or anything,
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