Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Educational Song, Greedy Executives and Coach Potatoes

Sunday, March 13, 2005

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Sign up for the curiouscat.com group on ESPN to compare your picks to other Curious Cats.

You can link your existing entry to the group or create your account for ESPN, then make your picks and then link to the curiouscat.com group.

Go Badgers

Friday, March 11, 2005

Engineering, Education and more

  • The long tail of software. Millions of Markets of Dozens. - "Whatever business your starting, think about how to serve millions of markets of dozens instead of dozens of markets of millions. Serving the head isn’t a bad strategy. You can build a great business. But, figure out how to serve the tail of your market efficiently and you’ve got a blockbuster."
  • Face recognition powered cat door - Our cat "has a habit of catching various animals, dragging them inside through the cat door, and letting them loose so they can be chased for hours. Very cruel. To put an end to this we have built a computer-controlled device that visually determines if Flo is carrying anything in her mouth when she enters, and if she does, it simply does not let her in."
  • The California effect - Flush with equity, Californians are driving up home prices in markets outside the Golden State.

Update - also see our Science and Engineering Blog

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Interesting Links

  • Gmail is a well designed email application. One problem is that you could not sign in without meeting the minimum requirements that they used to provide all the features. Google has redesigned the application offering a "basic view" (missing some features) that can be used when necessary. This is a big improvement over the previous inability to use Gmail if your browser did not meet the requirements for all the features.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Fun and Useful and Interesting Links

How to fix Mom's computer - A list of steps taken to resuscitate Windows 98, from scribbling.net.

Flash Block - Firefox extention (plug-in) that blocks all flash content so you are not distracted by poor web design. If you want to view the flash item just click and it will then play.

Institute of Backup Trauma - funny marketing piece by John Cleese.

Pandemic Influenza Response and Preparedness Plan - United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Ask Metafilter

ask.metafilter.com - an excellent source for answers to questions that are not easy to find good answers to using Google, such as: