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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!
However, Barnes & Noble’s new Nook may change my mind. From the early reviews, it appears to have a better screen, longer battery life, and more natural navigation than either the Sony or Amazon offerings.
My previous experience with eBooks has not been overly positive, with proprietary software and awkward navigation on my PC. However, with the multi-format-capable Nook – I may be ready to give eBooks a try again.
I just found this article from David Pogue that indicates how to avoid the voicemail prompts and greetings:
It turns out that each carrier offers a “bypass the instructions” keystroke that takes you directly to the beep. (It bypasses both the person’s own recorded greeting and the 15-second carrier nonsense.)
To be as evil as possible, the carriers do not promote or tell you about the existence of this keystroke. Furthermore, the key to press is different with each company:
* for Verizon
1 for Sprint
# for AT&T
# for T-Mobile
I just got a site setup for my fiancee and I to keep our friends and family up-to-date on what’s going on: http://warrenmyers.com/wedding/.
And yes – she picked the blog theme
And I’m sure that questions like this one regarding VMware and VPNs is something “I should have known” – but not knowing where to look for appropriate data is what makes sites like these so helpful.
I ran across the Tiny Code site recently, and was reminded of how many of us started programming on ancient machines that barely had enough horsepower to handle typing – yet we’d spend hours on end writing little games and whatnot that had to be small or they wouldn’t run.
I’d love to see a return to a minimalist approach to development – but I know it’s only a pipe dream.