Why no Prize-linked savings accounts… 2

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts...
How many of you out there have heard of the Powerball ? Megaball? MegaMillions? or any other of the hundreds of lotteries and games? now, how many have heard of prize-linked savings accounts? Not many, there’s a simple reason, that’s because they don’t really exist here in the U.S. (there are a couple experiments see ...

Lenovo U400 Laptop: Review

Lenovo U400 Laptop: Review
So I was in the market for a new laptop, my trusty R61i Thinkpad had served me well for many years, so I was a big fan of Lenovo. I decided to skip the next series of thinkpads (they were a looking a little too boxy) and wanted the more sleek ideapad line , plus ...

Code Sample: PHP Backup MySQL and files to Dropbox 16

Code Sample: PHP Backup MySQL and files to Dropbox
Most web hosts have the ability via their control panel to offer an entire site backup , and this is the minimal functionality you  should consider. Generally there’s a site backup link within the control panel that create a tar ball (.zip file)  of the entire site and its contents. then you can email,or simply download ...

2013 Sports calendar and goals

2013 Sports calendar and goals
2013 Sports Calendar My tentative 2013 race & event schedule. Races marked with an *   indicates races I have already registered or will  be definitely doing, others listed are events I’m considering but undecided, popular races sell out quickly (sometimes within minutes of open registration). .. Schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances.. RUNNING *  Mar-17 NYC 13.1 half NYC ...

Twitter like alerts via simple Jquery and PHP 3

Twitter like alerts via simple Jquery and PHP
One of the minor challenges of creating a web application , is to indicate that something was successfully or unsuccessfully  completed when transitioning to a new page or screen. I find it’s very important and reassuring to let user’s know what has happened , whether it worked or whether there was a problem. Typically a simple status message would ...

Update: When on Robots do all the work? on 60 Minutes…

Update: When on Robots do all the work? on 60 Minutes...
Lo and behold to my surprise yesterday, when 60 Minutes ran a story on exactly the topic I posted about a few months back, What happens When Robots do all the work? Pretty much this 60 Minutes  story touched on all the points I discussed on my original blog posting. I recommend you watch the video here: ...

Tomorrow’s world: BBC infographic

Tomorrow’s world:  BBC infographic
Interesting infographic about the future Having just recently posted a blog entry on the future of work.  I was reading my Flipboard feed and came across this interesting infographic from the BBC Future web site.  I found it amusing and interesting because some of the predictions (And that’s what these are) some of them coincide with my ...
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