Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Fall 2006 Schedule

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Just testing out this schedule iframe thingy with my schedule for this term… although the term is almost over.

Size of a Brain in Gigabytes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

How many gigabytes of information does an average human brain have in it?

How would you measure this?

Here’s some possibilities:

A transcript of everything you ever said.

The audio of everything you’ve ever said.

All the words you’ve ever read.

Online Grocery Delivery in Ann Arbor

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Ok, so Google seems to be confused as to where the online grocery stores serving Ann Arbor actually are, so I’m going to list them here in hopes that Google will find this page and at least put them somewhere in the top 10 results.

Busybody’s Student Laundry – they deliver other stuff too (besides your laundry)
Ann Arbor Grocery Delivery
Wolverine Grocery
Munchy Delivery
A2 Errands – opening May 2011

Out of Business:
Arbor Grocery
Go Blue Grocery
Grocery Run

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And, of course, if you have any additions to the list, let me know in the comments or send me an email. Sometimes comments get held up by my spam protection system.

My theory about why most of these online grocery delivery companies go out of business, is that they were run by students who then graduated to find real jobs. Groceries is a very low margin business and hence difficult to make successful. You have to charge a healthy markup to make money, but if your markup is too high, students won’t buy from you. Also, I believe a lot of grocery delivery companies have problems with the usability of their websites.

Bill Gates Steping Down From Microsoft

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Microsoft has announced that Bill Gates will, over the course of the next two years, be stepping down from the day to day operations of Microsoft. He plans to devote more of his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dell Latitude Falling Apart

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

So, I think I figured out why the one side of my laptop is falling apart, the screw coming undone and my monitor wouldn’t stay up. Basically, I think the other side of my screen completely broke off of the base and was only being held on by the other side. It just couldn’t take the pressure, so decided to start unscrewing itself… awsome. So, there are two connections between the monitor and the rest of the laptop. One is completely broken and the other is barely intact. Just thought I would share.

Internet Research: Calendaring

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

I just did a bunch of internet research, as I like to call it, on a whole varity of calendaring programs. Clients, Servers, Javascript, AJAX, Outlook, iCal, Mozilla Calendar, Publish/Subscribe, etc. So, if you are into that kind of thing check this list out. The top few are the ones that excited me the most.


DeskNow – mail, instant messaging and collaboration tools
Sharing Microsoft Outlook Calendar and Contacts
Hula Project – Hula
iCal Exchange
iCalShare – Share Your iCalendars!
eventSherpa – iCal for Windows
Web Calendar Software – iCal – Event Calendar
Web Calendar Server – Calcium from Brown Bear Software
nat friedman
Calendar – Standards Based Calendar Client Project
UW Calendar Home Page
Sambar Technologies Home Page
Internet Calendar Server & Calendar Hosting
Sun Java System Calendar Server Publish event schedule on the Web
Building a Simple Calendar Server with Fedora and WebDAV – FedoraNEWS.ORG
iCal Web Calendar Server download and review – web based calendar/scheduler from SnapFiles
CalDAV Projects

Wolverine Access Related Sites

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

I thought this was interesting. It’s a list of sites related to Wolverine Access according to Google. See what I mean?

eBay to Acquire Skype

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

eBay to Acquire Skype

Whoa? What? Weird.

AIM URLs/Commands

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Here’s a listing of some of the URLs you can as links on HTML pages to interact with AIM.

Adding Buddies


Get Files

Register Users

Check Email

Adding Games

AIM Today

Away Messages


Sending IMs


Overlay WMS onto Google Maps

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

I’ve figured out how to overlay the roads from Google Maps’ hybrid mode onto my custom maps using the WMS standard and mapserver with a few hacks to the Google Maps API. Check it out here:
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