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…Every crisis is just an opportunity in disguise?

Crisis

Feeling a little down?

Leo Burnett has created a Firefox plug-in that replaces every online instance of the word “Crisis” that you browse across with the word “Opportunity” so that you can start to see the glass as half full instead of half empty all the time.

Sure, it’s just a blatant sales tool for giving them more business, but you don’t need to make that a huge crisis opportunity now, do you?

[See The Opportunity]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Your office chair is a tattletale?

Twitter Office Chair

Many people are still unsure of the value of Twitter, but if there’s one thing that will convince the masses it’s this: An office chair that tweets when you toot.

The Twittering Office Chair is a… unique project that uses a standard office chair and a bunch of fancy electronics to detect the presence of flatulence, and then tweet wirelessly whenever it sense a stinker.

The chair was made to help accurately document life as it happens, and thankfully, if you want to make one of your own, there’s a full set of instructions on Instructables for you to follow.

[Instructables - The Twittering Office Chair]

[Twitter - Office Chair]

…The DreamTablet is a Dreamcast dream?

DreamTablet

Still holding on to a Dreamcast in hopes of a Sega resurrection?

Then why not turn it into something useful like a DreamTablet?

The DreamTablet mod uses a 15” LCD, slot loading disc drive and plenty of batteries to keep the gaming going for a full 3.5 hours, and even connects to a regular TV for full sized gaming should the mood strike.

[DreamTablet]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…The MacMod Mod of the Year is a first?

MacMod Challenge

The 2008 MacMod Mod of the Year has been announced, and a Pre-AGP Mac running Leopard has been declared the winner.

While not quite as visually impressive as the other entries, which included a TiN’ed iPhone, a Cube with liquid cooling, a Mac made of Legos, and even a Mac shoved inside of an Xbox 360, the judges felt that James Little’s (aka jimjamyahauk’s) milestone of being the first person to get Leopard to run (or even boot!) on any pre-AGP Mac was definitely worthy of the prize.

Be sure to check out the site for more details on each of the entries, including build photos and detailed specs and info.

[MacMod - Mod Of The Year]

…AT&T can be hacked for free WiFi?

iPhone AT&T Hack

AT&T is (finally) offering free WiFi to its iPhone and Blackberry customers, and with a few easy/clever modifications to your laptop’s browser, you can enjoy that free web access on the big screen as well.

You’ll still need an AT&T account to use the hack, since you have to log in with that account to activate the service, but that’s a small price to pay for the extra access.

[UNEASYsilence - Free AT&T WiFi]