May 2006

Don't Get Married With-out a Pre-Nup

Ex-wives win key divorce rulings

Published: May. 31st, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Divorce


Hsinchu rain Station

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Published: May. 27th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Hsinchu


Use your cell phone as a modem

"You’re stuck with the laptop in the land of no Internet, but you’ve got unlimited minutes or a great data plan on your cell phone. What to do? Plug that phone into your laptop, of course, and get to surfing! This week we’ll turn a cell phone into a modem that will get you online even when there’s not a wifi hotspot, landline or ethernet jack in sight. While specific setups will vary depending on your phone, plan and carrier’s software, turning my Sprint PCS phone into a wireless modem for surfing on the go was just about as easy as pie." Use your cell phone as a modem - Lifehacker

Published: May. 27th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Internet


Hunt for origin of HIV pandemic ends at chimpanzee colony in Cameroon

"Scientists searching for the origin of HIV, the global pandemic infecting more than 40 million people, believe they have finally tracked its original source to two colonies of chimpanzees in a corner of Cameroon. The finding represents the culmination of a 10-year hunt for the source of the pandemic and provides a crucial link between HIV, which causes Aids in humans, and the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a strikingly similar virus that infects monkeys and chimpanzees. Researchers believe that south-east Cameroon is where the virus first jumped from chimpanzees to humans before HIV infection began spreading among people as far back as the 1930s." Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Hunt for origin of HIV pandemic ends at chimpanzee colony in Cameroon

Published: May. 26th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: AIDS


Disgraceland, PRC

"Once upon a time in a land called Xi Pu, just west of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in the People's Republic of China, there was a tourist theme park... The World Landscape Park. As a business venture it failed, and today the park lies abandoned and decaying. Personally, I think it's a lot more interesting this way than it could ever possibly have been when it was open."Disgraceland, PRC

Published: May. 26th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Story


The Rise of Crowdsourcing

"Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D."Wired 14.06: The Rise of Crowdsourcing

Published: May. 26th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Business


Semantic Web ready for mainstream use

"The Semantic Web, where machines are able to read the contents of documents as readily as people can, now has all the standards and technologies it needs to succeed, according to W3C director Tim Berners-Lee."Semantic Web ready for mainstream use | CNET News.com

Published: May. 26th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Semantic


How Ancient Whales Lost Their Legs, Got Sleek And Conquered The Oceans

"When ancient whales finally parted company with the last remnants of their legs about 35 million years ago, a relatively sudden genetic event may have crowned an eons-long shrinking process." ScienceDaily: How Ancient Whales Lost Their Legs, Got Sleek And Conquered The Oceans

Published: May. 25th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Science


Fight social bookmark icon pollution

Fight social bookmark icon pollution - Valleywag

Published: May. 24th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Bloggers


How to write an effective email

"Make your requests clear. You should set them apart from the rest of the message by paring them down to one sentence, with white space before and after. Make lists with dashes, asterisks, or bullets if you use HTML email. Closed-ended (yes or no, this or that) questions are preferred; open-ended questions can get long and involved, reducing their overall relevancy and the likelihood that you’ll get the response you desire." How to write an effective email

Published: May. 24th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Email


6 steps to being your own boss

"If you’ve never clocked a day of work in your life, you might consider taking a job before striking out on your own — even if the thought of doing time in a cubicle makes you shudder. Work experience in the field you want to break into may be the most productive use of your energy. Think of it as a paid research position. In a couple of years, you can give your business a go. By then, you’ll have learned the ins and outs of the real world and reduced the risk of total inexperience."6 steps to being your own boss - MSN Money

Published: May. 24th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Business


USSR posters

ussr.jpg A collection of Soviet Union propaganda and advertisement posters from 1917 to 1991. USSR posters - a photoset on Flickr

Published: May. 24th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Posters


tumbleicio.us

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Published: May. 24th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: tumblelog


Less Kitchen Space

Less Kitchen Space. A NY Times slide show of Japanese kitchens as models of efficiency. "In Tokyo, where land can be prohibitively expensive and plots unbelievably small, flexible space and multipurpose rooms are not just design preferences but also survival techniques."

Published: May. 24th, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Architecture


Movabletype - Please check back later

Please check back later. Lovely how Movabletype suffers so many service outages.

Published: May. 23rd, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Movabletype


Fragile Magazine

Fragile Magazine is a photo-based journal for creative professionals, art directors, illustrators, stylists and all around aestethes: those with an acute sensitivity to beauty.

Published: May. 23rd, 2006. Categorized: . Tagged: Zine



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