Odd Find: Jonah & Jake

Here’s another really strange discovery from one of our procuring adventures.

Let’s start with the easy part: it’s a chalkware, um… head, heads, bust, bursts? Okay, not so easy. It’s a double-ended caricature about 6 inches tall and weighs about three pounds. One way up it reads Jonah with a smiley face. Flip it over and we have somber Jake. On the back is engraved: PAT PEND TRADE MARK JONAH AND JAKE. Not much to go on.

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The Forgotten Eye-Fi Card

Remember the wireless storage cards made by Eye-Fi?
If not, you aren’t alone.

The basic idea behind Eye-Fi wireless storage cards was to bundle an SD media card with an onboard WiFi chip. This card, once inserted into your DSLR camera, allowed you to magically transfer images as you snapped them. It’s sad Eye-Fi didn’t succeed, because it was such a cool photography tool.

An 8 gig SD card and USB reader made by Eye-Fi.
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No Moving Parts

Make the move to an SSD drive easy peasy.

A solid state drive (SSD) is a great way to breathe new life into an aging computer. Even if storage space isn’t an issue, the speed advantage of a drive with “no moving parts” is pretty astounding.

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Explore Forgotten Oklahoma

Ghost town map offers plenty of abandoned places to visit.

I stumbled across this Google Map recently that listed dozens of abandoned and forgotten towns in Oklahoma. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it appears to be pretty thorough.

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