I’m Chanpory, and this is my site on how to live and work better as a designer.

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I’m home sick today. So I thought I’d end my sabbatical and return to LifeClever with an iPad post:

Like a lot of folks, I pre-ordered the iPad for an April 3rd launch-day delivery. Big mistake. UPS didn’t deliver until 3pm. And by then, my friends had picked up their magical iPads from the Apple Store and were making mad love to them.

But delivery had a bonus.

The iPad box is shipped inside a larger box. To keep it from moving around inside the bigger box, the smaller box is bookended by two nifty cardboard brackets.

The brackets happen to hold condoms perfectly. Just what this single man in San Francisco needed. It’s exactly what Apple intended.

Thank you, Steve and Jonathan.

Badump badump badump… …Do I sense a heartbeat here on LifeClever. ;-)


  • adorno

    gravatarApr 28, 2010
    8:15 pm

    WHy are there so many fawking gay bloggers?

    Get a real job and maybe you wouldn’t have time to use all those condoms.


  • Teri

    gravatarApr 28, 2010
    10:01 pm

    Adorno: Spoken like someone who never has the time or opportunity to use condoms… Maybe if you’d make some ‘condom time’ you wouldn’t have time to troll the Internet trying to insult people.

  • Bucoy

    gravatarApr 28, 2010
    10:56 pm

    Welcome back! I hope that you get to quickly run through all of those condoms…

  • Mr Glitterazzi

    gravatarApr 29, 2010
    6:21 am


    I’ve missed reading your blog!

    Hope you can find some time to keep us updated inbetween all the condom use! :D

  • James Gill

    gravatarApr 29, 2010
    9:43 am

    Welcome back (to your own blog!) – really hope to see more awesome posts on LifeClever. It’s been a while and we’ve missed ya!

  • Kellye

    gravatarApr 29, 2010
    12:29 pm

    Considering your last blog post (in August) was about how devastated you were to be out of a five year relationship (in your own words like being in a divorce), this whole “condom” post seems a little petty to me, and not very relevant to your regular blog content at all.

    Taking a passive-aggressive jab at an ex-lover, maybe?

    Just sayin’…seems a little inappropriate here. No hate for the gay guys, I just think stuff like this perpetuates a stereotype of shallow promiscuity in the gay community.

    I like the site though.

  • Chanpory Rith

    gravatarApr 29, 2010
    2:10 pm


    It wasn’t meant as a jab in any way. I’ve just been so serious the past year, that I just wanted to bring a bit of humor back into my life and this blog. ;-)

    Also, I wouldn’t consider myself promiscuous… those condoms have been sitting around for a quite awhile! ;-)

  • Kellye

    gravatarApr 29, 2010
    3:03 pm

    Chan – Good to know, and great to see you back! :)

  • Bytevic

    gravatarApr 30, 2010
    8:55 am

    Yeah!!! welcome!!! i miss you :D , thank you !

  • @DaveMinella

    gravatarApr 30, 2010
    1:47 pm

    Did you just happen to have that many condoms lying around for quite a while? Remember, they do have an expiration date!

  • andjoh

    gravatarApr 30, 2010
    3:07 pm

    I don’t see a connection between Condoms and Gay. But if things go right for me, I should have a pre-order of the iPad when it’s available here in Australia and perhaps get the box too to hold all my boxes of matches. That must make me a Gay smoker.

  • jsizzle

    gravatarApr 30, 2010
    6:37 pm

    Kellye, it’s stigmatized comments like yours that keep people from being able to talk about safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

    For the record, LifeClever is about “design, productivity, and ways to live better.” note: ‘ways to live better.’

  • xaotica

    gravatarMay 1, 2010
    3:19 pm

    random first time blog reader here.

    i consider it bizarre and homophobic to say that posting about condoms indicates anything whatsoever about being gay, promiscuous, or having a lack of respect for a previous partner. when i have male partners, i use condoms with them in long term relationships and find it bizarre that in 2010 anyone would not. not only would i not feel offended upon reading that my male partners were using condoms w/other people, i’d feel happy about it and confident that i’d had good taste. this isn’t the 1950s… not using protection against STIs is ridiculous regardless of your sexual orientation. why would you want your past lover to be unsafe or at risk? geez.

    i didn’t/wouldn’t buy an ipad (have a kindle, don’t see the point) but i have friends who did and i thought this post was both amusing and useful.

  • Ed H

    gravatarMay 3, 2010
    5:55 pm

    Geez. I didn’t expect to see the topic change so quickly. The funny thing is…condom holders would actually work well with them.

  • Dave

    gravatarMay 26, 2010
    6:31 am

    I’m jealous, I mean that’s a lot of condoms. I’m not sure I’ve ever even used that many.