benza – products has a wide variety of… interesting furnishings.
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podSites.com – ” Apple’s iPod sports a simple, powerful but little used feature, called Notes. iPod’s Notes lets you read text files on your iPod. Notes can also link to other Notes, as well as songs and images on your iPod.
A podSite is our name for a collection of text files, with links to other text files, and possibly sound files and image files stored, and accessible on an iPod. “
Sarah and I went shopping for a new office chair this weekend, so I could give her back the chair she let me borrow a couple of years ago. After checking out a couple of office stores, we decided to check out Texas Office Products and Supply (TOPS), which sells used and refurbished furniture, often from large lots.
The first warehouse at Braker and Kramer held an amazing variety of office furniture, but I didn’t find a chair that fit my requirements. Luckily, a guy by the name of Lorenza, told us to head down to the main warehouse on Fifth which was much larger, and contained a wide array of options. After fifteen minutes of looking around (it is like walking through a giant garage sale) I found a great office chair, that would normally retail around $350. It is fully adjustable, which was a key requirement, and very comfortable. So, we picked it up for $125 and for an additional ten bucks, we purchased a great cork board for Sarah’s office.
So, if you are in Austin, and looking for office furniture, I highly recommend you check them out. The employees are very friendly, and while the North store is closed on Sundays, the Fifth street store is open seven days a week.
Functioning Form – Common Icon Representations – “Through ubiquity, certain visual symbols have begun to develop meaning for end-users. Making use of these basic forms allows interface designers to take advantage of expectations built up through repeated viewing (in various applications and Web sites).”