Archive for September, 2007

Caps lock

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Frequency of intentional use of the CAPS LOCK key: roughly quadrennial Frequency of unintentional use of the CAPS LOCK key: about 6 times a day CAPS LOCK existence weighting factor: 6 x 365 x 4 = 8760 (ooh! nice number!). Question: Do intentional CAPS LOCK usage events save more productivity than 8760 times that lost […]


Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Whoa! Stop the press: For what will probably be a very brief spell, I am currently Google’s #1 result for the search term “Rob Pearson”. There are a lot of Rob Pearson’s in the world (mmm, urinal flushvalves!) and quite how I beat the Wikipedia entry, I do not know, but for the moment I’m […]

Weekly links

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Freebase pancakes One Laptop per Child rolls-out in Nigeria. This is just brilliant. But how to keep laptops with children, rather than them disappearing into the black market? Surely the key is to saturate the market. Supply so many that demand dries up. I wonder if this is possible. Japanese underdog archetypes in anime …This […]

Exit planet consciousness

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Severe cuteness warning: Ruby, 14 months, falls asleep on the sofa to the strains of the Chemical Brothers. We’d just had a bit of a dance, and she was very tired.

Amazon Marketplace

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Over the last few months I’ve been shifting my stock of boot-sale cd’s on Amazon Marketplace. These are the cd’s I’ve bought at the boot sale to sell on, rather than my own collection (although that will come soon enough), and for the benefit of anyone Googling around the subject, here are my thoughts. Executive […]