Archive for September, 2005



Gross National Happiness

From Global Ideas Bank:
Led by its young king, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the kingdom of Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure its wellbeing by Gross National Happiness (GNH) instead of Gross National Product (GNP). This unorthodox approach is a serious attempt to question the values of unbridled economic progress, and foreground […]

Do you know OPM ?

I didn’t until I ame across an old post from Fred on a VC. Detailed description on engadget. Extracts:
With Longhorn, Microsoft will begin pushing opium. Well, technically it’s OPM. However, opium might be a good option for those livid that the video content being sent to their pristine 24-inch Dell LCD monitors is purposefully being […]

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college, but it was very, very clear looking backward 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backward, so you have […]

Guns in Hamburg

Extract from Thomas Mueller’s great gallery of Hamburg street art.
via Wooster Collective.

PayPal Expands Micropayments For Content

PayPal is extending its micropayments service: under new pricing for payments of less than $2, merchants will pay 5 percent of the transaction plus 5 cents per transaction. Compare this to the fee that network operator takes for micro-billing…
via unmediated
tags technorati : Paypal

Compare prices between Amazon stores

Pricenoia lets you do single searches across all Amazon stores, showing where the product is in stock, estimating the shipping to you wherever you are in the world, and even doing currency conversions to give you a clean comparison of which store is cheapest to order from.

via Yannick Laclau
tags technorati : Pricenoia Amazon

Changing theme again

The previous one was not compatible with IE (and stef didn’t like it !). So Moving to K2, the sequel in spirit to Kubrick. Developed by Michael Heilemann with help from Chris J. Davis. Intend to do some customization, so work in progress so far…
tags technorati : K2

Ballmer throwing chair at “F*ing Google”

John Battelle has got his hand on a transcript from the on-going legal battle between Google and Microsoft over Google’s hiring of Kai-Fu Lee. The statement of an MSFT engineer that has moved to Google reads in part:
Prior to joining Google, I set up a meeting on or about November 11, 2004 with […]

WP Tiger Administration

Useful plugin which improve the WP admin interface. Just installed it, and it is great.

New Canon 5D

Preview on dpreview.com: full-frame and 12.8 megapixel.
tags technorati : EOS 5D