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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Japan: URL's Are Totally Out

Apparently in Japan, advertisers no longer use URLs. How do they encourage people to go to their websites? Search boxes.
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Who's going to make the NHL playoffs?

Sports Club Stats - Your Team's Chances of Making the Playoffs

Sports Club Stats calculates your team's statistical chances of making the playoffs by running simulations of all the remaining games left in the season. Sports Club Stats has statistical analysis for the NHL's Eastern and Western Conferences, the NBA Playoffs, NFL Playoffs, NASCAR Sprint Race for the Chase, European Football, and MLB.

I'm currently working on my other website Fantasy Hockey Pool Stats .ca, and developing predictions in a spreadsheet for how each hockey team and player will do in the 2008 NHL Playoffs, and Sports Club Stats is going to be helpful with that.

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Once-in-a-millennium" celebration of holy days

Good Friday! Happy Purim, Eid, etc... - Time Magazine

In 2008, March 21 has special significance for Christians, Jews and Muslims, as well as Persians, Hindus and Buddhists. In what is described as a "once-in-a-millennium" statistical event, on the same day as Christians remember Jesus' death on Good Friday, there is the Jewish Purim (celebrating the biblical story of Esther), Persian New Year (Narouz), the Sunni
Eid Milad an Nabi (celebrating the Birth of the Prophet), the Hindu Small Holi (an Indian festival of bonfires) and Magha Puja, a celebration of the Buddha's first group of followers, marked primarily in Thailand.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What would it be like to be in a crayon world?

Crayon Physics Deluxe - Youtube
For a totally different type of computer game, watch this video of a game where the object is to draw your way out of problems with a crayon. It doesn't hurt that the music is really chilled out too.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Luckiest NHL Goal ever?

Floobster - Rob Davison scores from nearly 200ft on Vesa Toskala (video)
As the 2008 NHL Playoffs approach, everyone's paying a little more attention to the end of the hockey regular season.

Last night, the New York Islanders' Rob Davison scored an almost unbelievable shorthanded goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, that nearly went the length of the ice. You've really got to see it to believe it. Why is it "almost" unbelievable? Because was playing against the Leafs...
Golf Leafs Golf! Thanks to Digg for the link.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How ESPN’s Multi-Platform Strategy Hasn’t Improved Ratings

Taking aim at Bristol

Properties, rival networks anonymously take shots, but ESPN contends they miss the big picture

Sports Business Journal has a detailed look behind the buzz over "The Emperor’s New Clothes: How ESPN’s Multi-Platform Strategy Hasn’t Improved Ratings," a sharply critical PowerPoint presentation making the rounds of sports league offices and advertising buyers in recent months.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

H1-B Visas: The Biggest Users

Want to get an H1-B visa to work in the United States?

You would probably have a much better chance if you got a job with one of these employers first. Business Week magazine reports that these are the top 200 companies getting H1-B visas approved.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sympathy card messages

A sympathy card was circulated around the office today for a co-worker whose mother had passed away.  I struggled to think of the right thing to say, without copying the wording from any of my colleagues.  So, I turned to the web and these are the best sympathy card messages and tips I found:


How To Write A Sympathy Card

Sympathy Card Wording

Words of Sympathy

Sympathy Quotes and Words of Sympathy

Sympathy Flower Etiquette

Friday, March 7, 2008

Everybody’s An Expert

( saw this on and thought you'd like to see it.

A review of a book on making predictions; “Expert Political Judgement: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?” by Philip Tetlock. So who is the real expert? Is it the conventional experts? Are crowds wise? Or is everyone equally bad at predicting the future?

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

New NIN album for download

Nine Inch Nails has a new album online called Ghosts I-IV.  It's available for several different price points, including a free download.  

Upon listening to Ghosts I-IV for the first time, I can say that it's good, it's instrumental and that it's enjoyable on the first listen.

Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor - New York Times
MSG = Delicious?
Is Umami just MSG?
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Sunday, March 2, 2008

How to Make Fire Balls!

A pretty darn cool idea and video from YouTube. Haruken!
Ingredients for fun: cotton strip, cotton thread, needle, lighter fluid and a match.