Archive for the ‘cool’ Category
A friend and coworker owns a cabin in the Smoky Mountains, and invited my wife and I to spend part-to-all of a week with him and his wife there at the beginning of March – doing a “WFC1” week instead of being ‘merely’ WFH2 (like we normally are).. He arrived Saturday morning with his wife, [...]
Albert-LÃ¡szlÃ³ BarabÃ¡si’s book “Bursts: The Hidden Patterns Behind Everything We Do, from Your E-mail to Bloody Crusades” is fascinating. In the same overall genre as Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers (review) – pop psychology and pop science – Bursts is a great read: bringing highly technical and dense topics to the masses in a manner that [apparently] [...]
I learned about bufferapp.com this week – finally a way to not overload Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc with posts – and put them in relevant venues easily. Thanks, Passive Panda.
Diagram.ly – it’s sorta like Visio, but free, and web-based. Meetings.io – like webex, including conference calling and file and screen sharing. QamaÂ - a calculator that doesn’t give an answer until you provide a “reasonable” guess. Udacity – a free computer science program. UrbanchickensÂ - dedicated to raising chickens in “non-traditional” environments (like cities).
I think I might have to boycott Groupon: a few months back they had a deal for an introductory flight, first ground school time, and pilot log book for about 50% off the normal rate from the local flight training company, NexGen Aviation. I arrive at the airport a little before 1400 for my flight [...]
Wired has an interesting infographic today from WordStream on where Google makes its money in advertising. No surprise on some of the top entries: but the last was surprising (both to me, and the folks who did the analysis): Cord Blood. Seems “rich parents” are wanting to store their newborn’s umbilical cord blood for the [...]
My wife and I are participating as judges in the state finals for the Kentucky 4-H presentations at UK’s campus Saturday. We’ve both gotten tagged to judge speeches. This’ll be my first time ever involved with 4-H, whereas my wife has been doing somethingÂ with them every year for about 15 years
Saw in a tweet from David Pogue that someone has finally implemented a DVR-for-radio. Only took three years for someone to build I haven’t started playing with DAR.fm yet, but it looks pretty cool!
Though it’s not the ideal we have of owning our own home, my wife and I will be one step closer in a few days as we will be signing a lease on a rental home here in Lexington and moving out of the apartment complex we’ve been in since we got married. I think [...]
A recent Final Jeopardy! question said there are two pairs of countries which differ in spelling by only two letters: Australia/Austria and one other. The answer they were looking for was Niger/Nigeria. Well, I was thinking about this recently and realized there is a third pair: Mali/Malawi. It’s not often you see errors on Jeopardy!