Saturday, January 30, 2010

The February sunshine...

Tired of greasy fingers after gobbling potato chips? The Potechi no Te is for you. "Please stop biting your plate" and other odd things parents never thought they'd say to their children from Mommy Lingo. Need a free audio/video player? Try VLC. If you need some audio to feed into VLC, check out the official web site of John Hackett, brother of ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.

I will not mention anything about Apple's iPad.

Fortune's list of the 100 best companies to work for in 2010 in out. What caught my eye? Microsoft is #51 but Apple didn't make the list. Two aviation blogs from Aviation Week: Things With Wings for commercial aviation and Ares for defense-related aviation. Here's an article about how to keep your computer's hard drive healthy.

The odds an NFL pass will be intercepted are 1 in 35 and other oddities from Book of Odds. Check a web site's SEO statistics with Xenu. Like classic rock? Then read the Classic Rock Society's blog. Or if your musical tastes veer toward the progressive, check out the Progmeister.

10/GUI offers an interesting new concept for interacting with your computer. Imagine your keyboard is replaced with a similarly sized touch screen, but also be prepared for a change in how your desktop interacts. Next time you're in Big D (Lancaster, TX to be specific) check out the Cold War Air Museum including two Soviet-era Hind helicopters.

For fans of modern art, the blog of The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is worth (pun unintentional) checking out, especially a recent article about the work of Dan Flavin. Speaking of blogs, CFD Discussions is a blog about CFD. The TRIF3CTA blog is all about planning, building, and promoting web sites. And if you're really interested in web site stuff, here's a list of over 20 tricks for .htaccess.

CAE News:
Disney Animation announced the open-source release of their texture mapping library, Ptex. Aeronautics papers from NASA's 2009 students include one about hypersonics and CFD. Is Google's Chromium OS really just a browser? The book Blue Ocean Strategy claims to provide a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant. What do an inflatable casino and the Roman Colosseum have in common? See where crime happens with Crime Mapping.

Someone recommended I get Google's Nexus One phone. The second edition of David Meerman Scott's The New Rules of Marketing and PR is now in bookstores. Pragmatic Marketing published the results of their annual product management survey. 51% report that social media is being considered but isn't currently a significant part of their marketing activities. Advice on how to create great content for your web site or blog. Social Media Examiner offers this list of the top 10 social media blogs.

Bizarre even by my standards: Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

...steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. --William C. Bryant

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