Archive for: January, 2006

Science of Sleep

Jan 31 2006 Published by under Ramblings

I decided to order one of these “Sleepmate” thingies… we’ll see if it works… 🙂

Have you ever laid awake at night wondering, “What do I have to do to get a peaceful night’s sleep?” as your neighbor’s dog barks all night and traffic roars by?

Why Constant Noise is the Perfect Sleep Solution

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Live Email

Jan 26 2006 Published by under Ramblings

This is really cool – Its free… now you can finally recommend a solution for your friends for hosting their email for their own domain names…

20 accounts per domain, 250megs of storage per account…

Its basically Hotmail but instead of having “yourname304234224129@hotmail.com” you can get “name@yourdomain.com” and use all of the normal hotmail features like spam filtering, web access… even syncing to Outlook.

Bitch’n!

Windows Live Email Service

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Rubik’s Cube

Jan 23 2006 Published by under Ramblings

I admit it, I have a bit of a fascination with the Rubik’s Cube.

Growing up, the best I could complete was two adjacent sides… then I’d just get frustrated and dis-assemble the whole thing, and just put it back together the correct way… which I felt was a far-superior way of solving it than moving the stickers around (like my cousin did). 😀

Here’s a short video clip of this year Rubik’s Cube Competition.

Video: A puzzle gone wild

My favorite part is the blind-folded competition… insanely cool. 🙂

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YouTube Acquisition Rumors

Jan 21 2006 Published by under Ramblings

It turns out that all the YouTube acquisition rumors… are just all that… rumors.

On the other hand, it was exiciting to think that someone could have bought YouTube after only being alive for 11 months (founded in Feb. ’05)… oh well. 🙂

YouTube Acquisition Rumors

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TED

Jan 20 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Phil sent me this link this morning, turns out there was someone spying on us – well, ok, so the photographer was walking around constantly in plain sight – but its still a bit amusing to find us on the web like this… 🙂

TED Simulcast

After digging thru’ the site a bit, I found another shot of us in the Gallery (on Day 1, photo #27) playing with glow sticks at dinner:

TEDphotoGALLERY

Going clockwise from me (with the glowstick-chopsticks) – Jim Young (co-founder of Hotornot.com), Dirk Elmendorf (co-founder of Rackspace Managed Hosting), Evan Williams (co-founder of both Blogger.com and ODEO), Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal and founder of Slide), James Hong (co-founder Hotornot.com), and Philip Kaplan (founder of both Fuckedcompany.com and Adbrite).

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4gig SD Cards

Jan 14 2006 Published by under Ramblings

This is amazing… FOUR gigs on a high-speed SD card, and its only 200 bucks! And its not vapor-ware! You can buy it today! Incredible!

Surplus Computers has the A-Data 4GB 150x Turbo Secure Digital Card for $200 with free shipping.

A-Data 4GB 150x Turbo Secure Digital Card $200

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MacBook Pro

Jan 13 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Ya know, I kinda wanna own a Mac… but I’m attached to Windows… I know, I know – “MacOS is better – yadda, yadda…”

Anyhow, the question was – can one run Windows on the new Intel-based Macs?

With the announcement of the Intel chip based Macbook, the door is now open for running the Windows OS on Macintosh hardware, right? jaypatrick writes “BetaNews reports that along with the announcement of the first Intel based Macs yesterday, many users have rejoiced in being able to dual-boot both Mac OS X and Windows. Unfortunately, this is not the case; due to Apple’s use of the extensible firmware interface (EFI) rather than BIOS, current Windows releases will not run on the systems.” I guess not. But, wait… Big Z writes “Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that the company won’t sell or support Windows itself, but also hasn’t done anything to preclude people from loading Windows onto the machines themselves.” I think someone actually trying it out is the only way this is going to get straightened out.

Windows on Intel Macs – Yes or No?

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Morning Person?

Jan 12 2006 Published by under Ramblings

Wow, sounds like everyone’s better off just sleeping-in than trying to rush into the office if you’re still a little groggy…

If it takes a while to clear the cobwebs after waking up, that’s understandable — “sleep inertia” leaves some people so groggy they might as well be drunk, researchers said on Tuesday.

Study: Waking up like being drunk

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