Archive for: May, 2007

Car Manuals

May 31 2007 Published by under Ramblings

1,000 pages?! Thats getting a bit out of hand…

The manual and two supplements for the $104,715 Lexus LS 600h L, a high-end hybrid on sale this summer, runs 1,097 pages — a four-figure stack of instructions for the brand’s first car to exceed a six-figure price

Luxury-car manuals take on epic proportions

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Silicon Valley Hype

May 29 2007 Published by under Ramblings

I’ve felt the same way for awhile now, but the TechCrunch really nailed it…

Silicon Valley is no longer any fun. In fact, it’s turned downright nasty. It may be time for some of use to leave for a while and watch the craziness from the outside again. In a few years, things will be beautiful again. The big money will be slumbering away, and the marketing departments will be a distant memory. We can focus, once again, on the technology.

Silicon Valley Could Use A Downturn Right About Now

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DIY Yagi

May 27 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Need some more range on Bluetooth or Wifi? Here’s a quick and sweet 2.4ghz antenna you can build yourself…

5 Element Yagi for BlueTooth or WLAN applications

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Popularity Dialer

May 25 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Saw this on David Pogue‘s new show – It’s All Geek to Me

Have you ever been in a situation where you wished your cell phone would ring? Maybe you wanted to look extra important or popular on that hot date. Or maybe you just needed an excuse to escape from an unpleasant meeting.

The Popularity Dialer

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LolPaul

May 24 2007 Published by under Ramblings

http://www.lolpaul.com/

OMG WHEREZ MY CHEEZBURGER!? LOL!

For more context:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcat

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Knots

May 23 2007 Published by under Ramblings

How to tie knots!

How to Tie the 10 Most Useful Knots

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Navigation Depreciation

May 21 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Here’s a thought – why don’t the car companies charge something more reasonable for in-car nav… like $500? instead of the insane $2,000+ they do today?

Built-in navigation systems increase the depreciation of a car or truck, a startling fact that has some car companies rethinking their approach to the $2,000 factory-installed systems.
In-car navigation takes a new turn amid resale woes

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Kodak – Winds of Change

May 19 2007 Published by under Ramblings

“This is a commercial that was produced for internal use. But it has become so popular, especially with employees, that Kodak has released it for external viewing. It demonstrates that Kodak not only understands it’s changing business but also has a sense of humor.”

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Creative Class

May 17 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Who knew that I’d be “news worthy”… 😀

Instead he came back to Houston, where he’d grown up, and which he finds bigger and more interesting than Austin. He incorporated Hush Labs, an incubator for technologies to serve late adopters, the vast population left behind by broadband and Blackberries. For the time being, Hush’s first two employees work downstairs in Yoo’s townhouse — a classier, air-conditioned version of the garage startup.

It takes a Village

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Depression in the Gifted

May 15 2007 Published by under Ramblings

This is really interesting stuff…

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression.

Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals

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Applying for a job at IKEA

May 11 2007 Published by under Ramblings

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Calorie Restriction

May 09 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Wow! They’re starting to understand calorie-restriction… this is great news!

The mystery of how eating less boosts longevity is closer to being solved.

Gene clue to longevity uncovered

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Stop Wasting Money

May 07 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Some decent small-biz advice…

As the saying goes, you’ve got to spend money to make money. But no one wants to waste money. Most entrepreneurs are careful spenders, but all of us, from time to time, squander our precious funds.

Strategies: Stop wasting your money

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Customer Service Calls

May 05 2007 Published by under Ramblings

“It’s oddly infuriating.” – I couldn’t agree more…

Peter, who is the CEO of a company called Vocal Laboratories Inc. (they conducts call center customer service surveys for companies like Apple, Dell, and HP), felt compelled to add video commentary to a call to HP that was recently logged by one of their participants.

The Most Excruciatingly Painful, Yet Typical, Customer Service Call Ever

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Tootsie Pop

May 03 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Growing up, I loved Tootsie Pops… and I remember that it was really tough not biting into them…

How Many Licks Does It Take To Make It CG?

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