Month: May 2007 blog archive
How Class Works - 31 May 2007

The New York Times has a neat tool about classes – not the ones with teachers and students, but the ones with dollar signs and prestige. (via JD at Get Rich Slowly)

Categories: Society
The Myths of Innovation - 30 May 2007

I just received a free copy of The Myths of Innovation from Scott Berkun, who was kind enough to offer me one since I reviewed his other book. Ever since I watched the video (High Bandwidth version or Low bandwidth version) about the book I’ve been looking forward to reading it. I’ll post a review […]

Categories: Books
Cool illusion - 25 May 2007

Here’s the Spanish Castle Illusion. Look at the black dot for a few seconds, then mouse over the image. Until you move your eyes, it’s in color. Too bad there wasn’t something like this for black and white TV.

Categories: Entertaining
More of the Star Wars kid - 23 May 2007

I realize that videos of the Star Wars kid got old real fast, but this one was especially well done. I love the reactions of Luke and Obi Wan. It’s as if they’re really watching the kid do his thing. And the music is great.

Categories: Entertaining
WordPress 2.2 is out - 16 May 2007

WordPress 2.2 (codenamed Getz) is out, promising snappier performance. I just upgraded, and I must admit, it was a snap.

Categories: WordPress
Strongest Dad in the world - 15 May 2007

Strongest Dad in the World [From Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly] Eighty-five times he’s pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he’s not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on […]

Categories: News
Plump Americans - 10 May 2007

Wellington Gray used the data from this BMI chart categorized by country from Wikipedia to provide a startling illustration of America’s obesity epidemic.

Categories: Society
A woman sees life as a man - 09 May 2007

If you’ve ever read Black Like Me, you know the experience a man went through by changing his skin color to experience life as a black person. Norah Vincent chose to do something similar – she became a man for 18 months. The ordeal eventually led her to check into a hospital with severe depression. […]

Categories: Society
Have you ever solved a Rubik’s cube? - 02 May 2007

The day before yesterday I solved the Rubik’s cube for the first time. I know, I missed the craze by a few decades, but I’m sure there are others who never took the time to work out the solution and I wanted to share my take on it. First off, the terminology can take a […]

Categories: My Thoughts
Pizza angel - 01 May 2007

I’ve listened to this Silly Song With Larry several times and I can’t seem to get it out of my head. It sounds familiar but I haven’t figured out if there’s an original. There may not be an original, but so far I’ve found that it shares some similarities with Last Kiss, originally written by […]

Categories: Music