Holiday decorating guidelines

Holiday Decorations SpecI’ve written about it before, but it’s that time of year and I know some of you are wondering exactly how many bails of hay should be placed out for the reindeer (8) or what type of brace to use to secure the angel to the tree (Simpson H7), so here’s the gratuitously detailed PDF for holiday decoration.

All the info is there: tolerances, clearances, capacities, material specifications and more. There are even helpful notes like “Use of alcoholic beverages may increase overall merriment but should not be consumed until tree is installed and electrical items plugged in.”


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Another great T-shirt

It’s the holidays and that means two things at Life After Coffee… 1) I have some fun posting gift ideas, and 2) I get a little lazy about blogging and do a lot of sniping from other people’s blogs. Today it’s yet another great product that Dee pointed out:

Call A Meeting T-Shirt


This image is available on a number of shirts at CafePress and would be perfect for the office Yankee Swap, Secret Santa or maybe just to send a message, comical or not.

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All the forwards you could ever ask for at DeesInBox.com

We all get email forwards and, love them or hate them, many of them are damned funny! If you’re like me you hate the interruption that a constant flow of forwards bring along with the foolish chain letters and other garbage that typically come along with it.

Enter DeesInBox.com. Dee handpicks the best forwards to post on DeesInBox.com including jokes, stories, funny videos and pictures.

The site is great! You can go to the site anytime you need a little distraction (instead of being distracted when others send you forwards,) follow along through RSS, leave comments, and if you really must send something to all your friends, you can send a link instead of forwarding bunches of pictures.

Check out DeesInBox.com any time you need a good laugh or to catch up on the latest jokes, forwards and viral videos.

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Best geek jewelry ever!

HTML tag earringsThese are officially the funniest thing I’ve seen today. Etsy which is an interesting marketplace for handmade goods has earrings which clearly mark the open and close of HEAD in HTML tags.

Part of me wishes they were in lowercase, but there’s something deliciously old-school about all uppercase code.

Sadly they’re currently sold out, but I’m sure more will be available soon.

via Digg


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Map of online communities according to xkcd

Partial online community mapxkcd has posted an amusing and interestingly representative map of online communities. Make sure you click through to the large version, otherwise you won’t be able to see Google’s volcano fortress. It’s a shame there isn’t an even larger version as there are still some things I can’t make out.

Update: Steve (who has a really cool blog) points out that a 24″ x 25″ print of this map can be pre-ordered from the XKCD store. Thanks for pointing that out Steve!


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