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January 30, 2009

1 down 11 to go 1.30.9

Surplus supplies.
Impossible art.
Football facts. If you want to pull off the random trivia from ANY of the post season NFL games, this is the place for that stats.
Caramelize onions.
Academic earth. Follow college courses through videos.
Balance game.
Flip a coin. Missing the date information though.

Wiki Links:
Heat transfer.

January 29, 2009

Skating to work 1.29.9

BBQ with bacon.
Number of days counter.
How to tie a scarf. Funny watching a lady on the T try this over and over and over. I think she should check this site out.
Digital photography tips.
National Geographic traveler.
Serious eats.
Spanish cliff notes.
101 Apps.
Wine info.
Human body.
Super Bowl prop bets.

Wiki Links:
Confirmation bias.

Funny no matter where you are 1.29.9

A quote from the remotest place on Earth, Tristan da Cunha.

"The islanders frequently face the full wrath of Atlantic storms: the gusts of wind of almost 190km per hour once were so strong that they swept the grazing cows and sheep from the fields and into the ocean... Think about looking out of your window and seeing woefully mooing bovines sailing past... perishing in the waves..."

January 28, 2009

Snow rain sleet 1.28.9

Learning Dutch.
Food subs.
Mug designs.
2 Rooms game.
Travel log.

Wiki Links:
Ebbinghaus illusion.
Alphabetum Kaldeorum. Ancient latin ciphers.
Not Canadian, but First Nations.

January 27, 2009

Update 1.27.9

Awesome win at Notre Dame last night. Great defense against most of the team. No stopping Big East POY Luke Harangody. He made almost everything he threw at the rim. Not sure they get through the rest of the Big East without losing a couple of games.

As for the rookie coach, Buzz Williams, I think he has done a great job given the team and parts he has to work with. I would like to see a little bit of production from the bench. You can't expect 4 players to carry the entire team ALL season long. Save something for March.

All the squares are sold, numbers drawn, and it is the same thing EVERY year....How do I get the worst possible combination of numbers? I can't stand watching two teams, Arizona and Pittsburgh, that I have zero interest in. Maybe next year.

Interesting topic starters:

Describe the coolest thing you've seen in another country.
Describe superhero you.
Pick a wild animal to keep as a pet.
If you were a famous rapper, who would be in your posse?
Name three songs you'd put on a road trip mix tape.
Name three overplayed songs that you love anyway.

January 26, 2009

Big Monday MU ND 1.26.9

Hopefully it will be a good game tonight. National TV game on ESPN.

Avoiding plagiarism.
Scriball drawing game.
Creative writing ideas.
Money saving tips.
Photo tips.
Direct a movie.
Muppet central.
Taking apart the magic 8 ball.
Commencement speeches.
Wiki engines.

Wiki Links:
Unity of opposites.

January 23, 2009

Back and forth 1.23.9

Big win by the Celtics over Orlando after defeating Miami the prior night.

No idea how Georgetown lost to WVU.

Vermont should have won by more at Hartford, but given the America East conference they will both be sitting out the NCAA tournament.

Home fix it tips.
Boston travel ideas.
Pen and ink.
Resume tips.
Nursing sites.
I wouldn't want to be the one searching for pen if I needed to write a message.
Ideas for Valentine's day if you have the US equivalent of Zimbabwe currency.
Furniture ideas.
National archives.
Survival tips.

January 22, 2009

Squares to fill 1.22.9

Samuri archives.
Purchases the rest of us can't really make.
Chocolate cheese cake recipe.
Life size lego for 60,000. For those with too much money and not enough toys.
Russian alphabet sounds.
Super hero cartoons.
Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono. Now I understand what is on the Hawaii quarter. The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Scholarship money.
Museum stuff.
Making diamonds.
Photography advice.
Audience sounds.
Cubee paper people.
Dream home give away.
Good wine under 20 dollars.
Be a better improviser.
Learn Spanish.
NYC info.
Create your own signs.
Sumo paint.
Researching Librarian.
Virtual wave tank.

Wiki Links:
Pro sports teams.
Bright ideas.
Lunisolar calendar.
Beaufort scale.
Gravitational microlensing.

January 21, 2009

Volunteer ideas 1.21.9

Seth says:

Read a copy of the Lorax to a child that's never heard it.
Teach someone how to sell their services on Craigslist, or how to use the web to find a job.
Build a Squidoo lens every day for a year about a favorite author or musician and dedicate the proceeds to charity. 300 a year could earn tens of thousands of dollars for a cause you care about. That adds up to serious money.
Start a blog and profile one worthy non-profit every single day.
Go through your house and find beloved books that you're glad you read... and give them to the library.
Find an artisan and redesign their website or help them figure out how to promote their work.
Create and promote an online petition for a cause you care about.
Make a video that teaches people how to do better in a job interview or balance a checkbook or spot consumer fraud.
Start a Facebook group for like-minded people who support the same non-profit you do. Commit to spending time to promote it, organize the people there and actually create outcomes of value.
Seek out a religion that isn't yours and volunteer to help build a bridge between your circle and theirs.
Write ten letters a day to corporations seeking donations for a local homeless shelter.
Find a tool that non-profits need online, and then organize some brilliant people to build it as an opensource utility.
Find a cause that supports soldiers or diplomats or other public servants that are on the road, and make it easier for them to connect with people back home.
Use Copilot to diagnose and fix computer problems for people or causes that can't afford fancy IT support. It's free on weekends.
Find an entrepreneur in the developing world and become her email penpal. Daily advice and encouragement might save hundreds of lives.
Lobby Congress with letters and blog posts to make a change to a law that doesn't benefit you at all, but helps the community in the long run.
Write a great wikipedia article every day about a person who is changing the world for the better.
Find video and remix it into an insanely viral video that promotes a cause that you believe in.

It never ends 1.21.9

I guess my goal of writing an entire book without a period . which is just one long sentence, that never ends, has already been accomplished, too bad, otherwise I would invest in a new keyboard or type writer where the . button works.

Obama 44 1.21.9

Physics fact book.
Flash games.
The Little Brown Book.
Smoking meat.

Wiki Links:
Copper idium gallium selenide.
Hypodiastole. Cousin to the comma.

January 19, 2009

Weekend recap 1.19.9

I still can't figure out how the Arizona Cardinals made it to the Super Bowl. Congratulations I guess, but they are not the best team in the NFC this year. I would say the same thing about the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC, but getting past a brutal Baltimore Ravens team for the third time is saying something.

As for the Marquette/Providence game at the Dunkin Donuts center it sure wasn't pretty. I will take a road win the Big East any time, but the way they looked it should have been a double digit LOSS. Sure they came back from being down 13 or so to win by 9, but they need to play a better first half. The fan or brother of the player that came onto the court should have been show the door A LOT sooner than getting in the face of the ref for the correct non call. Not sure what security was doing in the twenty or seconds it took for someone to say, hmmm....he shouldn't be out on the court.

Wake taking over Duke for the rankings is an oddity. Watching a little more hoops after the non stop great game action over the weekend. Pitt/Syracuse is a good game. Not sure about the Howard or Vermont games.

January 16, 2009

Colder up North 1.16.9

Google doesn't have theanswers.
VBA samples.
VB files.
What to do.
Set yourself apart.
Common sense journalism.
Lit theory.
Maps of war.
Briefing book.

Wiki Link:
Greek Diacritics.

January 15, 2009

Viva Las Vegas recap 1.15.9

Back from Las Vegas trip. Cool time at the MGM and the David Copperfield show. Up some at the poker after the show. Nice dinner at the Bellagio after playing in the noon tournament at the Venitian. 5 hours of play and no cash. Down at Roullette at the Bellagio, up at the Wynn cash game. Down at the Wynn cash and slots the final days, which over shadows the up at the Wynn sports book. Overall within budget, but it would have been nice to fly back up or more money than you arrived with. Hopefully another promo comes along so I can try and win my money back. The only thing I brought back was a bad cold and runny nose. Return weather is just as bad as when we left last Sunday.

January 09, 2009

Either or depending on the weather 1.9.9

Cheap dates.
Crossword puzzle maker.
Medical Dictionary.
Guide to Prague.
Phobia list.
Wiki Books.
2009 Tips.

Side readings 1.9.9


Poem to pass along 1.9.9

At Day's End

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through,
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single person of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said?
Does the one whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or use it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail or kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God will say,
"You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you've done today"?

Misc Item 1.9.9

Ketchup bottle covers.

Florida national champ 1.9.9

I'm not sure if the Onion had this one also, but I think the cologne market sure has hit rock bottom.

Survival guide.
Last place on earth google map.
New Year's resolutions.
Trade tricks.
Daily routines.
Escape the cube.
Element database.

January 08, 2009

Funny I can hear them laughing at the Fed 1.8.9

If one industry needs to be bailed out, it certainly is this one. I wouldn't be surprised if the Fed doubled it and gave them a little extra. I was surprised the article wasn't written by the Onion, but given the state of the News industry, perhaps the Onion is providing them the material.

January 07, 2009

Case study rock and hard place 1.7.9

Interesting happenings over at Boston College. The AD, Gene DeFilippo, fired head football coach for talking with the JETS. Now how is he going to consider coaches from other institutions? Wouldn't they be under contract to those schools and now wants to ask coaches to do the same thing (interview for a better job) that he just fired his own head coach for? I'm not sure how you put yourself in his or Jeff Jagodzinski shoes, but it seems like a no win either way, and not too many would want to be a part of those situations. How many "friends" are you going to fire?

Clearing out 2008 1.7.9

Some links of interest that may or may not have been posted. Clearing out the favorites from 2008 and starting new.

Consolidating Data from Multiple Worksheets into a Summary Worksheet in Excel
Graph Paper Konigi
Halfbakery Explain That!
HowStuffWorks How to Repair a Broken Zipper
Lightning Bug - Find a Story Idea
Tips for cleaning your data
10 Quick Ways To Print Calendars Online MakeUseOf
100 Blogs that Will Inspire You to Be a Better Person Massage Therapy Careers
101 Fascinating Brain Blogs OEDb
50 Ways to Make Your Home More Organized, More Attractive, and More Efficient - Stepcase Lifehack
Best Books of 2008 NPR
Beth's Blog How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Marketing Genius What's Your Brilliant
BOOKS TOOLBOX 50+ Sites for Book Lovers
BrownStudies Learning As I Go
Constructivism (learning theory) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy Video on TED
Economic Policy Review
Excel Microsoft Excel Excel Tips from MrExcel
Four Rules to Understand What Makes People Tick - Stepcase Lifehack
Freedom to Tinker Hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy
Grade (climbing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How Much Can You Ask of Your Customers — HBS Working Knowledge
how to be smart Ask Metafilter
How To Know What Salary to Ask For in Your New Job
How to Read Like a President, Part Two - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes
Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
John Gill Father of modern bouldering MetaFilter
Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar Online - Free How To Play Guitar Lessons For Beginners Online
Levenshtein distance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Merge Excel worksheets Ask Metafilter
Notes from the Road Travel Blog
Parenting Resolutions - Motherlode Blog - NYTimes
Pretty Much Amazing! The Music MP3 Blog New Music, Music News, Music Videos, MP3s, and Giveaways
Rock Climbing Photos The Thimble - Needles Eye, The Thimble
Set Daily Puzzle
Slow Cook Recipes - The Old Farmer's Almanac
Rock Climbing
The Kirk Report Links Archives
The Simple Dollar » 15 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Your Career
The Top 100 Wines of 2008 Editors Picks Wine Spectator
The unforeseen MetaFilter
Tomorrow Museum
Tumbleweed SecureTransport Login
Urlesque - Internet Trends, Viral Videos, Memes and Web Culture
Utilitarian Philosophers
What to do with 20 hrs. a week (in Boston) Ask Metafilter
Winograd - Thinking machines
Word-VBA Code Samples for Newbies & Others
Year In Ideas 2008 - Interactive Feature - NYTimes

Bruins Wild update 1.7.9

Tough loss last night at the Garden. Awesome seats to watch an uninspiring match. Pictures up soon.

Metric Conversion.
Life is tough on the Forbes 500 list or truth money can't buy happiness?
Job search tips.
Cool movie revenue display.

January 05, 2009

TOD 1.5.9


January 04, 2009

More 2009 Goals 1.4.9

9 more resolutions for 2009.

1. See more of the world.
2. Use the senses more.
3. Cook at home more.
4. Have people over more often.
5. Travel more.
6. Be more awesome.
7. Write more.
8. Get more on my "to do" list done.
9. Learn something new, help others more, and spend more time with friends and family.

Idea sparks 1.4.9

How do you spark ideas?

What inspires you? What wakes you up and puts you in your most creative place? Do you have a conversation, doodle, space out, write everything down, go jogging or take a shower?

How do you capture ideas?

When ideas happen, how do you grab and retain them? Do you carry a notebook, write on your hand, write on a friend’s hand, leave yourself a voicemail, or use some online tool? What does your knapsack of inspiration look like?

How do you implement ideas?

Listing for 2009 1.4.9

One thing I will learn:


One place I will go:


One physical habit I will break:


One physical habit I will cultivate:


One mental habit I will break:


One mental habit I will cultivate:


One relationship I’ll repair:


One home repair I’ll finally get around to:


One work habit I will change:


One thing I’ll throw out:


A second thing I’ll throw out:


One thing I’ll eat more often:


One thing I’ll eat less:


One thing I’ll drink more:


One thing I’ll drink less:


One overdue e-mail I’ll send, or overdue phone call I’ll make:


One resentment I’ll get over:


One person I’ll treat more respectfully:


One thing I’ll spend less money on:


One other change I’ll make in my finances:


One thing I’ll spend less time doing:


And a thing I’ll spend more time doing:


One resolution I’ve made before but will honor this time because I really do believe that with a little effort life can be better:


Going away present 1.4.9

Timing in life is everything.

January 03, 2009

2009 Forecast 1.3.9

Year 2009 Overview

In 2009, you find yourself connecting with people effortlessly as your warm-hearted actions are acknowledged and radiated back to you in a way you've never experienced before. The confident joy and happiness you freely give to others gives you the innate ability to be productive. For you, kind actions are the way to transformation and success.

This is a perfect time for proud Leo, because you have the desire, drive and power to help society. You realize there's work to do, and you'll give a helping hand wherever you can. You are ready to align yourself with a higher level of awareness, and exhibit a regenerative attitude is about reaping the harvest by submitting to the larger purpose. What you are able to give to others directly reflects the transformation happening within you.

Your heart is in the right place, and you are likely to accomplish all that you set out to do this year. You're developing excellent skills in your own personal transformation process, and you are ready to make the conscious decision to be the best you can be. You feel secure, and the beauty of who you are shines through easily and effortlessly.