Puff! The US Puzzle Championship is
over... The problems
were designed quite intelligently and some of them were pretty hard to solve.
OOps, Mac is here, gotta go help him move his big heavy entertainment
center (and probably my couch) from Berkeley. Ciao!
I have been trying to post this for a long time but
it was in the queue... This is what happens when
Google buys Metafilter! :-)
"Some might argue that blogs killed PageRank. But the fact is, the online world goes through pretty impressive changes every few years. And, believe it or not, PageRank is old. In Internet time, PageRank may have been well into middle age.
Its death hasn't been announced yet, but the time is near. The signs have been around for quite a while."
Here are some quick links for the rest of your Memorical day weekend:
is the ultimate in ergonomic comfort!
Guess the Dictator or Television Sit-Com Character:
Here are the rules: Pretend to be a dictator or television sitcom character. I'll try to guess who you are by asking simple yes/no questions. If you're not sure of the answer to a question, answer "No". If you forgot who you were pretending to be, go take a nap, you're obviously under too much stress. Also, drink plenty of fluids.
How to bluff a day off work!
Blogging from sunny Terra Bella, CA! Wireless rocks!
Avoid carpal tunnel syndrome associated with desktop mice.
The NoHands Mouse
virtually eliminates stress on the delicate hand-wrist area by moving mouse control to the feet!
Now, this is what I really need!
Popdex game is a pretty fun idea with
Your objective: pick links that you believe will increase in popularity the most in the next 48 hours.
Very busy week and weekend... The only links are:
The biggest GRAPE
you have ever seen! (Through sablog)
Check out this funny song:
I'm Infected (The Genital Herpes Song)
Kristi for the link!)
The Los Angeles Lakers lost the match against San Antionio Spurs and got
eliminated from the playoffs. If only Robert Horry had made that shot like
what he did last year...
Watching their last match on www.nba.com was a horrible experience!
How many blogs and bloggers? How big the blogosphere?
Find recent blogosphere news, numbers, statistics and the answers to many of your questions
about weblogs at blogcount.
Geeks will love this one:
"any young people around the world use the internet every day, and yet they have no memory of the history that led to the creation of the global network. Many have no understanding of how or why the internet has developed. As part of out continuing efforts to combat ignorance around the world, The Lemon is proud to present
history of the Internet!" :-)
All you need to know about
Google, classified in
various categories such as
Very quickly, enjoy the links. Sorry for the delay if you have
submitted any links. They'll be featured next week.
Have a nice sunny weekend!
Impressive high-quality pictures taken from the space. Make sure
to check out the large ones too! Also, check out
earth and moon viewer
and roam around the world and view your city! (Thanks, Pouyan!)
HULK Smash up!
"Would Would Judas Do"
Interesting pictures from
the video Madonna won't release.
Add your own word to this
soup of words and click on it
later to get its definition. (Pick)
I bet most of you guys find
- I am ze ghamet very very sorry.
- Picture'eto bede for yaadegaari!
kwikpoint is what frequent
travelers really need!
And, link of the week:
Some of them are extremely hilarious! Please notice that the document is
not a "how-to" guide!
Wow! Seems you are so special to me, therefore,
I'm going to introduce
a geographical map of the Internat
You may want to enter your location in order to contribute to this project.
Meeting Persian Bloggers
in downtown San Jose was fun last night!
Looksmart joins the battle of search engines by
introducing the new and improved Grub in order to use
the very best of distributed computing to build the best search engine on the web.
"It automatically crawls the Web in the background, borrowing your computer's spare clock cycles,
so you won't even notice it's there. The download is quick, you control how much you crawl,
and the cool screensaver shows you the real-time progress your computer is making.
You can even compare your stats to other Grubsters in the project!"
Use this tool to get the most updated
status of any site in XML format. There are also two URLs which serve your requests and
return the result in a data set. You can also use wisenut
(which like must of the search engines lacks a grouping algorithm) to test the index.
What I love most about Grub (aside from the idea and the technology), is its UI.
It's perfectly unique, especially when entering the URL
here! The only
down side I noticed is the processing slowness when a search is performed since it's
written in PHP.
Download any of the clients to become a part of the game!
"I never would have imagined to be anywhere close to that list. It's definitely an honor." - Tim Duncan, after winning his second consecutive MVP award Sunday.
Duncan is the eighth player to win the MVP award in consecutive seasons, the last being Michael Jordan in 1991-92. The record is three straight - by Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell.
Image from Fox Sports
Time for weekend links again! Here you go!
Red means stop,
a site for the bastard who didn't stop on red light last night in Berkeley!
Exotic cause of death test!
If you still wear Sandals with Sucks, you gotta check out
Sandal and Soxer!
NYCASD: Brilliant idea. It shows the
differences between New York City and Amsterdam.
Pierre Omidyar, founder of
eBay writes about civil society,
emergence, technology and world.
Past Life Analysis:
Who were you in your last life?
So you thought you're a lego addict?!
Rap dictionary! It's awesome! (Thanks, Pouyan!)
Top eight idiots of 2002!!
We saved a bunny
from a car park last week.
We shouldn't have bothered.
We don't have the bunny any more.
There is any interesting discussion regarding
at Matthew Thomas's