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Fred Wilson tried a Sonos system in his house as a way of playing online music everywhere. I was looking for this sort of thing three years ago.

I spend a few hours a day reading and most of that is on the computer. Email, feeds, discussion forums, and just random links take up quite a bit of time. Excercise doesn’t bother me, but the monotony of excercise does—I love participating in sports, but can’t stand an excercise bike. I’ve often thought it would be great if I could combine my reading time with a treadmill or stationary bike. Now Brad Feld shows of his Treadputer and I’m jealous.


The Seattle Mariners have a fantastic series of commercials. Talk to the Glove is my favorite.


As much as I like baseball, the commercials that vendors make featuring soccer are always much more fun.

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