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Entries from February 2007

That Multipointed Web 2.0 Badge Thingy Has a Name!

February 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

You know what I am talking about… If you don’t, here are some prime examples:

You know how difficult it is to search for something when you don’t know what it is called, but you can describe it. I am talking about google here – it is impossible to end up with the right results if [...]

Tags: art · technology

‘Madame Wikipedia’ runs web giant from village HQ – Yahoo! News

February 12th, 2007 · No Comments

‘Madame Wikipedia’ runs web giant from village HQ – Yahoo! News
“It’s quite simple, I spend all my time running around.”

A peek into the life of Florence Devouard – the chairman of the board of directors of the foundation that runs Wikipedia.
She lives in a village in France and was elevated to the top position mostly [...]

Tags: technology

Glen Murphy’s Projects

February 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Stumbling upon Glen Murphy’s Projects is like finding a treasure trove of ideas that are complete and yet can be expanded a lot further!

Check out Sproutliner – a web-based outliner made in the finest tradition, then check out his timeline tool. When you are done, marvel at the ingenuity behind trip. Absolutely amazing! Have to [...]

Tags: art · technology

XvsXP.com, Mac OS X Compared to Windows XP

February 8th, 2007 · No Comments

“We pride ourselves in offering some of the most comprehensive comparisons between Apple and Microsoft’s operating systems on the Internet.”
Quite a commendable goal – will make deciding between Windows and OSX much easier. Or more difficult, if you are the kind who is confused by your brain, and prefer to decide with your “heart” instead.

This [...]

Tags: lists · reviews · technology

How to survive on $12,000 a year – Lifehacker

February 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Via Lifehacker I learnt of this great article that details how one can live on an income of $12000 a year.

Further, Lifehacker says:
Granted, the $12,000 living income is wholly unrealistic for some cities (she’s only paying $525/month in rent), but the idea remains worthwhile…
Dear Lifehacker, living on $12000 a year has another name – “graduate [...]

Tags: education · living

The history of Evolutionary Computation

February 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The history of evolutionary computation, vol. 1 is a great article that merits a read, at least one read, that is.

Bravo!

Tags: science · technology

Why Mocha is Called Mocha

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

The answer comes in the form of an old port in Yemen! So that variant of coffee you can order at a bistro is also named after a place, after all.

All is at peace in my mind now!

Tags: living

How to write an awesome scientific paper

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

How to write an awesome scientific paper | COSMOS magazine
Turning even the most dreary scientific paper into a riveting read is not as hard as it may seem…

Tags: education · language · science · technology

The Brain Says the Coke Ad Was the Best

February 5th, 2007 · No Comments

FKF Applied Research, with the help of UCLA’s Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, said that Coca-Cola’s “Video Game” ad–a 60-second animated spot that promotes random acts of kindness–scored this year because it elicited the most positive emotions in subjects’ brains.
From news.com.com

Interesting research – they monitor brain activity to see which ads elicit the most “positive” [...]

Tags: art · science

Lip Balm Anonymous: Are You Addicted?

February 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Lip Balm Anonymous
What do the experts say? By the definition, we are addicted. We use (or used) the substance habitually, often not realizing we were actually applying it since it was such a daily routine. Anyone who has tried to quit can readily attest that when you stop using, your lips become negatively affected for [...]

Tags: living