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Entries from January 2007

Improving Consumerist Navigation/Findability: Review

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The Consumerist asks for tips on organizing their site better. I stopped by from my feedreader to leave a comment, and guess what, you need to login to comment! (And finding how to create a login is not intuitive).

That is unacceptable to me, and I bet to a lot of people. We all know that [...]

Tags: reviews · technology

LoudLaunch – Superficial Review

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

LoudLaunch is a budding site, much like Pay Per Post or Review Me that rewards bloggers for blogging reviews about their sponsors. So far, so good.
So what do I think about it? Please note that my opinion does not count, in any way, and that I am not getting paid or anything like that.

I think [...]

Tags: economics · reviews · technology

Free Annual Credit Report from Three Major Trackers

January 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Go to to get your credit report from the three major credit monitoring companies.
This new year, I have resolved to get a tighter grip on my finances. The credit report will (hopefully) help me in bargaining with my credit card companies for lower rates.

I also anticiapte having to pitch for a home loan/mortgage later [...]

Tags: economics · living

Apollon: World’s oldest ritual discovered

January 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Apollon: World’s oldest ritual discovered. Worshipped the python 70,000 years ago

They did not burn the spearheads by chance. They brought them from hundreds of kilometers away and intentionally burned them. So many pieces of the puzzle fit together here. It has to represent a ritual…
Torfinn Ørmen, a zoologist who lectures on human evolutionary history at [...]

Tags: science

Levitated for a hour above Flash

January 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Levitated | Everything – Look at these here flash pieces-of-art if you do nothing else today. Some of them explore symmetry, some science, some the I-ching, and some just let me explore them.

I love it. Time to get back to the levitated gallery…

Tags: art · science · technology

Sphere It Plugin for WordPress

January 1st, 2007 · 5 Comments

Why is it that How to add Sphere It function based on number of words in post is the closest I seem to get to a simple wordpress plugin that adds a “sphere it” link to the bottom of each post?

I should think this is quite an easy plugin to develop. Now do I wait [...]

Tags: technology

Interactive Periodic Table Table

January 1st, 2007 · No Comments

PopSci contributing editor Theodore Gray has been fascinated with the Periodic Table of Elements. So much so that he has been spending a few years now collecting real-life samples of the elements, or when that is not available, samples of things that include rare elements.

I read in Oliver Sacks’s Uncle Tungsten that Sacks liked to [...]

Tags: education · science