Archive for January, 2006

Silly Putty at Google

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Alana recently linked to a video of some lunatics at Case dropping fifty pounds of Silly Putty off a parking garage. Well, they’re not the only people who’ve been playing with large quantities of the stuff. A group of folks at Google all wanted big chunks of it, so they pooled their orders — and the guy who actually placed the bulk order ended up with 250 pounds of Silly Putty on his desk. Then the fun began . . .

Postage rate hike

Monday, January 9th, 2006

The cost of mailing a first-class letter in the U.S. went up to 39 cents yesterday, an increase of two cents. This was part of an overall USPS rate increase. Perhaps you already knew about this, but I had no idea a rate hike was coming until I stumbled across a reference to it at Lifehacker today.