The new milkmen? I found a flyer on my door handle telling me that Arrowhead now delivers Starbucks coffee as well as water. So be it. I'm sure the per-pound profit on coffee is a lot higher than drinking water. Too bad we prefer Peet's...
New cool toy: Virtual Desktop Manager. Maybe this is old hat to you, but it wasn't to me; VDM is a free "power tool" from Microsoft which lets you have four separate desktops, each with its own "alt-tab space" of programs. Excellent for me; I can but email, SharpReader, Firefox, etc. on one desktop (for interacting with the outside World), Visual Studio and Perforce on another (for programming), and Citydesk and Photoshop on a third (for blogging). I love utilities that do just one thing, and do them well.
BW has an interesting Special Report on TV, Today and Tomorrow. The most important trend: TV meets IP. This is being talked about so much it is practically a cliché; so where is it? I want my IP TV.
From entrepreneur.com: What not to do. A pretty good list, and it concludes with the following five tips to get you on the right track:
And here we have - Dilbert's Ultimate House. Not a joke, this is pretty cool, actually; readers of Dilbert emailed suggestions for Dilbert's "perfect house", and the combination is a great house, as well as a green one. My cat Reggie would like it, too :) [ thanks, Kevin ]
I know, I know, this is old news. The Scientist welcomes Google Scholar. I didn't want to post about this 'till I had a chance to use it. So now I have; I was doing some research on Vector Quantization, an interesting mathematical technique for compression bitstreams which has applications in pattern recognition. Well guess what? It works. Nicely.
Think the whole Intelligent Design vs. Evolution "debate" isn't out of hand? Check out these disclaimer stickers for science textbooks. Hint: some of them are real. My favorite is at left; I'm thinking of putting these on my kids' textbooks even if they don't already have a sticker, just for fun :)