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Google April Fools 2011: Helvetica

Friday, April 1st, 2011 | Personal | No Comments

Google LogoGo to Google, and search for “Helvetica”

That’s for all you font nerds out there.

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XKCD: Server Attention Span

Monday, March 7th, 2011 | Business, Personal | No Comments

I’ve said it before, don’t redirect a mobile user asking for a specific page … TO THE HOME PAGE. It’s just not good for anybody.

Now I see XKCD did a comic on it, Server Attention Span (click the image to see the full size):

 

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BBC: Human Planet – Breathtaking Photography

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 | Personal | 1 Comment




The most amazing audio slideshow with pictures from unique cultures around the world.  You must see this.  I don’t post non “geek” items much, but this is a must see. Timothy Allen’s photographs and narration are top notch.

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$20 Amazon Gift Card for $10 – Living Social

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 | Personal | No Comments

An interesting twist on marketing.  If you buy it, you can share a link — and if 3 people buy from your link, you get it for free.

Brilliant if you ask me, especially on what is already a great deal (who doesn’t use Amazon anyway?)

So, get your $20 Amazon Gift Card for only $10 on Living Social.

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Memorial Day Weekend Bonfire

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

That’s not me in the video, I actually arrive right at the end of the video.

I love that a shop vac was used to feed air to the flames.

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Google fined for Orkut user’s comment

Monday, April 26th, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

Google was fined in Brazil for an Orkut user calling a priest a “pedophile”.

Ignorance and stupidity abound — around the world.

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iPhone OS 4 – Sneak Peek Video Demo

Friday, April 9th, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

It’s not english, but interesting to watch.

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iPhone HD: The new Apple iPhone? Also, WSJ reports Verizon iPhone in the works

Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

iPhone 3G -- What will the iPhone HD look like?

Saw a few articles with “information” on the iPhone HD, and news on a Verizon iPhone.  The source of most of the information coming from Wall Street Journal (of all places!) … New iPhone Could End AT&T’s U.S. Monopoly.

Apple Inc. plans to begin producing this year a new iPhone that could allow U.S. phone carriers other than AT&T Inc. to sell the iconic gadget, said people briefed by the company.

The new iPhone would work on a type of wireless network called CDMA, these people said. CDMA is used by Verizon Wireless, AT&T’s main competitor, as well as Sprint Nextel Corp. and a handful of cellular operators in countries including South Korea and Japan. The vast majority of carriers world-wide, including AT&T, use another technology called GSM.

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MIT Professor Dan Nocera: Presentation on Global Energy Consumption and a Possible Solution

Monday, March 8th, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

Lucid and easy to understand lecture on global energy consumption, and our future.  MIT Professor Dan Nocera has integrated data from multiple disciplines to a single cohesive presentation.  Useful statistics on the various sources and consumers of energy.  Watch this, it’s worth it:

Dan Nocera: Personalized Energy from PopTech on Vimeo.

Summary

Leverage the energy density in water, to solve the world’s energy problems.  MIT teams have artificially created photosynthesis.

Is this a viable solution?

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Google executives convicted in Italy, because of uploaded content!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 | Personal | 1 Comment

According to an article on the BBC site, Google bosses convicted in Italy, three Google executives were convicted because they “allowed” someone to upload a video of an autistic kid being bullied.

From the article:

The Google employees were accused of breaking Italian law by allowing the video to be posted online.

Judge Oscar Magi absolved the three of defamation but convicted them of privacy violations.

The UK’s former Information Commissioner Richard Thomas said the case gave privacy laws a “bad name”.

The three employees, Peter Fleischer, David Drummond and George De Los Reyes, received suspended six-month sentences, while a fourth defendant, product manager Arvind Desikan, was acquitted.

David Drummond, chief legal officer at Google and one of those convicted, said he was “outraged” by the decision.

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