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Misc links

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Finance/Economics (via Nishad) Terrance Odean, a professor of Finance at UC Berkeley talking about how investors behave. Go to his webpage and hover your mouse over his picture for a little bit, and then click on is talk (about an hour long) titled What I know about how you invest. It is fascinating, but maybe [...]

Fires on campus

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

It looks they finally caught the person who has been setting fires on campus.

ibuzz

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Boingboing had a post yesterday about the iBuzz. I found it quite funny. N‘s wife says that this could be very unfortunate if the song finishes before you do, especially if the next song on your playlist isn’t the right tempo. On the otherhand, it could start a very interesting subculture where people recommend “good” [...]

Foreign students in the US

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Reuben has an interesting post about foreign student stats in the US. I have always wondered about what these numbers were. I am too lazy to say anything about them except that it is “interesting….” . Read for your self below. Here’s some stats of interest to those of us who went to school in [...]

Textmate

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Haris just posted a pretty detailed overview of his favourite text editor: Textmate. It looks cool and has lots of features, however it costs $40+. A bit too steep for me, but it would be worth it if you are a power text editor user. Anyway it is highly unlikely than I am going to [...]

Failure

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Guess what the top hit in google is for the word failure? Click here to see if you guessed right. This information is from 2003 (yes I know I am a little late to the game ). Read about it at Snopes. Consequently, you get the same top result if you search for miserable.

Blog issues

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Today was the first time I ever had a look at this blog in Internet Exploiter. The site looks really awful. The font is all screwed up and the images are not aligned properly. I always used Firefox or Safari in the past and so I had no idea how bad it looked in IE. [...]

Million dollar homepage

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

A 21 year old in the UK has created a million dollar webpage. Er, actually he wants to sell a grid of 1 million pixels on his homepage for $1 each, so that he can finish college debt free. He seeded it by selling $400 worth to his brother but now it looks like more [...]

Transportation in India

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Via Desipundit : Flickr photos of transportation modes in India. Nice photoset. This brings back memories of childhood days when my parents used to shovel me and my sister around the place on a scooter. Count the number of helments and divide by the number of people. [Link] This photo was taken by user saad [...]

Love bombing

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Phrase of the day: Love bombing is the deliberate use of an intense, concerted show of affection by a group of people, toward an individual they seek to recruit or otherwise influence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ps. I know this is a random post, but I am allowed to indulge myself once in a [...]