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Little LOST crackers…

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by calixton

…and a little LOST cheese. Sometimes you just want a snack. A small one. Not a sweet—something savory. And, you want to have to use a stick in the preparation of your snack. Yes, a stick. (These may sound like peculiar circumstances, but it comes up more often than you think.) For those small, savory, […]

Start your LOST day…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 by calixton

…the DHARMA Initiative way! Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (you do know that, right?), and, despite being in an indeterminate place and time, life on LOST Island is no different—breakfast is important. So, when wild chicken eggs, boar bacon, and taro-flour bread are in short supply, make sure […]

PowerBook G4…

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 by calixton

…Thy name is “Titanium.” In 2001 Apple introduced its Titanium PowerBook G4. It was then, and remains now, my favorite laptop. The PowerBook G4 still wasn’t quite as fast as a desktop Power Mac G4, but it was much, much sexier. This batch of 2001 Apple ads really only cover two subjects: laptops and DVD […]

LOST-fully clean…

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 by calixton

…You’re not fully clean, until you’re LOST-fully clean. And how does one get LOST-fully clean, you ask? By using DHARMA Initiative Soap (like Kate at the Hydra Station above), of course! And, it just so happens we were lucky enough to receive two types of DI soap in our recent PRD (product resupply drop): 4.25 […]

Megahertz…

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by calixton

…from the days before gigahertz. Another batch of Apple Computer ads from the late, great pages of MacAddict magazine. In the year 2000 we were still running laptops on 400MHz PowerPC G3s and desktops on 500MHz G4s. Just short of ten years later and smartphones—in this case, the iPhone 3G S—are running CPUs at 600MHz. […]

No more floppies…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 by calixton

…(of the data storage variety). More MacAddict-excised Apple ads from the late ’90s. Miss T actually had a Bondi blue iMac—her first computer! My first laptop was a PowerBook G3 like the one in the thumbnail above. Good times.

Thought different…

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 by calixton

…Apple ads from the ’90s. In an effort to create more clear, horizontal spaces in the house, I’ve taken the small step of throwing out a stack of old MacAddict magazines. The stack starts in the late ’90s, at the lowest point of Apple Computer, Inc.’s mindshare and stock price—Steve Jobs had just returned to […]

LOST pasta…

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 by calixton

…in cans. As a kid growing up in the ’70s, one of the first things that I was allowed to cook on the stove was pasta from a can. Of the two competing brands of the time, Chef Boyardee and Franco-American, I preferred Chef Boyardee. Inexplicably, I associated the mustachioed Chef Boyardee with a superior—more […]

Fun with BORT…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 by calixton

…and other non-BART logos. On the way into work a couple of weeks ago I boarded a particularly pungent BART car. It was still early morning, but the amount of air conditioning required to offset the aroma of one specific passenger was beyond the capability of that particular car. At that moment, it seemed I […]

More Lost varietals…

Thursday, July 16th, 2009 by calixton

…for your DHARMA Initiative wine cellar. We know that the DHARMA Initiative keeps their personnel hale and hearty with a semi-steady supply of wines. Thus far on the show we’ve seen bottled Merlot and Cabernet and generic red wine in a box. Well, recently several more DI wines have come to light: Pinot Noir and […]