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Grab bag: Rural America technology, Facebook-brand tracking, bacon salt and party kit packaging design

Open-tab cleaning.

1. The High-Tech of Rural America

Why do I like this?  Because it’s an example of how design and technology serve people’s needs (and yes, businessmen’s pockets).
Too often, my job revolves arounds trying to plan applications that seem so unrelated to what people need or are going through.
Hooray for rural America!

The DeLaval AMR Circular Cow Milker

The DeLaval AMR Circular Cow Milker

2.  The Wired Social Index

Let’s see how this works out.  Tracking the financial performance of the strongest brands on Facebook.
The Wired Social Index

3. The Donut Project

I’m partly biased towards the name.

But, nice source of interesting images and videos.

Boys & Girls' reception area

Boys & Girls’ reception area

Jason Bacher wallpaper

4.  Bacon Salt and a Sundae Kit.  Ideas from Buzzfeed’s 38 Ways to Give the Gift of Food.

Bacon Salt

Bacon Salt

Sundae Kit

Sundae Kit

This entry led me to…

5.  Manic Design’s Merrymaking Must-Haves Kit on Lovely Package

Smart, smart, smart.  And cleanly designed.

Merrymaking Must-haves Kit - Manic Design

Merrymaking Must-haves Kit – Manic Design

Foodbeast: Visiting The Buttermilk Truck

Foodbeast: Food blogging from a man’s perspective. A young one specifically.

I’ve hit the motherlode.

Foodbeast.

Yet another street in the Internet world where I’d love to loiter and waste time.

Favorite features today:

Eat It, Don’t Tweet It, by American Hipster and The Key of Awesome

Reasons to watch this? Lyrics like

“Artisan bread dipped in artisan cheese dipped in artisan nuts dipped in artisan greens…

I’m more like the culinary paparazzi…

It’s unthinkable to dine out and not record it; I want the world to know I can fucking afford it.”

IHOP Confirms Rumors, Now Serving Red Velvet Pancakes

Sriracha Hot Sauce iPhone Case

Coca-cola Hug Machine

Make a Dark Chocolate Cake with This Darth Vader Baking Pan

PB & J Vodka, a Drink for The Big Kids

Looking for nice pictures of that Bacon Sundae led me to these:

This Grub Grade blog is nice.

Review: Bacon Sundae From Burger King

(Also featured on Design Taxi)

So is this Man Up Chicago one.

Denny's Bacon Sundae AKA The Final Days of Bacon's Cool-Kids Cred