Archive for February, 2006

Visualization of cultural values

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Very interesting infographic, published in The Atlantic, mapping cultural values. Apparently the study is by Ronald Inglehart of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Data seems to be collected via census, the last data available is from 2001. I suspect that there is a fair amount of ...

Adding Adwords

Monday, February 27th, 2006

So I opened a Google "Adwords" account, mainly to figure out how it works and whether the links really are relevant to the content I post. Basically the idea is Google gets to advertise on my site, and will dynamically display ads which are relevant to whatever content is on ...

Superballs rock!

Monday, February 13th, 2006

When I was a kid I played a lot with superballs. So of course I loved this commerical (for Sony Bravia whatever that is - see below). Invented in the 60s, they were mass produced when I was growing up in the 80s and available in all kinds of cool ...

Google hosting takes its first steps

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Google takes baby steps into hosting as we predicted here. Looks like they are starting with e-mail, which as we have mentioned is probably their "stickiest" service. Interested organizations are encouraged to sign up for the beta service here. What they say: Bring Gmail to your domain. This special beta test lets ...

BlackBerry Service Shutdown

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Funny if you have a "crackberry" or know someone who has one:

Mashups: from hobby to art form to controversy

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

An interesting collection of musical mashups is posted online. Mashups are an ever popular form of musical expression albeit mostly illegal as they are derivatives of copyrighted material clearly exceeding the currently accepted boundaries of "fair use". Nonetheless these "bootlegs" have been a growing aspect of musical culture spread by ...

Hamlet considers the patent process

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Dennis Crouch has a very entertaining post thanks to a rather talented patent agent - talented in Shakespearean verse that is! To file, or not to file (today): that is the question Whether 'tis easier on the budget to file The current draft without further extension; Or instead, to take more time to review And ...