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A Renaissance Soul blogging on traveling, books, work, miscellany, and enjoying life.

Renaissance Soul Randomness

An eclectic mix off things that demanded my attention. Pushy little things, aren’t they?

Fitbit.com: Customer Support Done Right

Today, I was the grateful recipient of truly outstanding customer service, courtesy of Fitbit, and want to give a special shout-out to Carly there. So, what made this experience so great? For starters, the response time on my help requests was phenomenal. I had purchased an Aria wifi scale and couldn’t get it to connect to my wifi network. They determined that it was defective so I sent it back […]

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New Cat Font Proves that Cats Have Officially Taken Over the Interwebs

These days, it seems that the internet has become overrun with cats: LOLCats, Grumpy Cat, the adorable perma-kitten Lil Bub, and the new creepy-but-cute Princess Monster Truck. Now, just in time to delight cat lovers (and to annoy non-cat lovers), there’s a new cat on the web, but this time, it’s a font. Yes, a font made entirely of cats. Try it yourself then hop over to Written? Kitten! for […]

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Custom-Made Books: The Latest in In-Flight Entertainment?

Looks like Qantas has come up with a novel idea for airline travel, literally. Coming soon to a Qantas flight near you is a collection of in-flight books deliberately designed to only take as long as the flight lasts to finish reading. No Kindle required. The idea actually came from the Australian airliner’s ad agency, Droga 5 Sydney. The agency partnered with publisher Hachette to create the books, each of […]

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New Pizza Ordering App Gives Gamers One Less Reason to Get Off the Couch

The Jetsons

Great…this is all my son (and every other teenager) needs. Starting today, gamers can order pizza through their Xbox using the game controller, voice, or Kinect gestures. It’s one step closer to a Jetsons-like lifestyle. Now, if only I could get my own Rosie.   Related articles Pizza Hut app comes to Xbox 360, unstoppable force meets immovable gamer (engadget.com) Become the ulitmate sloth with Pizza Hut app for xbox […]

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Pantone Underpants? Yes!

Just for a bit of random fun, here’s the perfect gift for that graphic designer or creative type on your list. I work at an ad agency and I’m gonna bet these would be a hit with several staff members. According to Adfreak, South African design agency Mark recently mocked up some Underpantones—underwear that come in various Pantone colors. They’re intended for both men and women, and each pack is helpfully […]

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Scientists Can Now “See” What We Dream (and Make Souvenir Videos Too)

WARNING: If you already feel like Rockwell, what with Facebook, Google Glass, and everything else watching you, this post might not make you feel any better. According to a study just published in Science, scientists have now discovered how to invade the privacy of your dreamworld. Yep, turns out not even your subconsciousness is safe anymore. Using a combination of an MRI machine, a computer program, and web images (note to […]

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Facebook Home: Welcome or Go Away?

WALL-E

Last week, the Zuck announced the latest in Facebook‘s efforts to someday live up to its pre-IPO hype: Facebook Home. Home is a group of apps, or a super app, that turns your Android phone into a host organism for Facebook. Depending on whether or not you like Facebook, this could be a parasitic or symbiotic relationship. Home turns your innocuous home screen into a Facebook feed, called a “Cover […]

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