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Twitter Mistrial

There’s a fascinating NYTimes frontpage article about how jurors are causing havoc in the criminal justice system by using Twitter, Facebook, and other real-time communication tools during a court case (via their smartphones and at home on their computers).  Jurors … Continue reading

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Making Headlines

I’ll begin by prefacing my post – I do not depend on making a living via generating buzz for my website (and if I did, I’d be more than broke). Perhaps I would feel differently if I did.  I was … Continue reading

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Why is my cell phone service terrible?

Maybe it’s just me, but I think cell phone reception has degraded over time.  I’m sure upgrading to a 3G-capable phone has a lot to do with it (lots of issues with 2G-3G handshake), but I cannot go for more … Continue reading

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Facebook and social “grooming”

The Economist had a fascinating post on how the Dunbar number appies to social networks.  For those who may not know, the Dunbar number is a “theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships ” – … Continue reading

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Yelp

Let me begin this by saying that Yelp has been extremely useful in my transition to the west coast over the past 3.5 years.  When I first moved out here, I knew nothing, and although I had friends and family, … Continue reading

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Let’s start

So I think I need to start regularly blogging here again (actually, more like for the first time).  It’s been awhile, but changing jobs (especially given the current market) and a new nephew, among other things, have kept me extremely … Continue reading

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“Paper towel” for oil?

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer comes up with the idea to put oil in a rubber bouncy ball: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oil-paper-0530.html

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