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Entries from April 2007

Intentional Typos to Boost My Ego?

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

In the Preface to the Bibliography of American Literature(BAL) compiled by Jacob Blanck, he says:

“I am told that Chinese printers have a tradition which obliges them to introduce into their work a sprinkling of intentional errors; the reason for this curious action is to provide the careful reader with that sense of superiority which follows [...]

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Games Buddha Wouldn’t Play!

April 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Buddha games list – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Buddha games list is a list of games which it is reputed that Gautama Buddha said that he would not play. As such it dates back to the 6th or 5th century BC and is the earliest known list of games.

There is some debate about the translation [...]

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How $315 Million Can Ruin Your Life – Entirely!

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Powerball Winner Says He’s Cursed by His Jackpot

On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot — a whopping $315 million.
Read on to learn how $315 million can leave you much, much the worse. Amazing story!

Tags: economics · living · routine-order

CleanUp! for Windows – Restore Speed to Sluggish Computers

April 5th, 2007 · No Comments

CleanUp! is a powerful and easy-to-use application that removes temporary files created while surfing the web, empties the Recycle Bin, deletes files from your temporary folders and more.
CleanUp! frees disk space and reduces the “clutter” on your computer helping it to run more efficiently. It also can be used as a way to protect your [...]

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How Channel 9 Got Its Name

April 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Channel 9 got its name from the channel on airplanes where travellers can hear to the communications the pilots have over the radio.

For those not in the know, Channel 9 is a Microsoft discussion forum used to promote conversations among Microsoft’s customers targeted at Microsoft Windows users. Robert Scoble was a huge reason for the [...]

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Online Outliner – To Do List Manager: Todoist

April 2nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

I am in love with Todoist, the simple todo list manager.
Todoist is a new kind of todo list, that’s useful and easy to use.

So what is it that makes Todoist better than the other to-do list managers out there?
Off the top of my head, the following features impress me the most:

A dead simple, but [...]

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This American Life on TV

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

What sold me on NPR was the addictive stories pitched by shows like This American Life, and All things considered.

Imagine my joy when I found that This American Life was now on TV! It is! It’s on Showtime at 10:30 PM on Thursdays. The real downer was that we don’t get Showtime at home. I [...]

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