2012.03.23

Weekly Metapost : 2012.03.16 - 2012.03.23

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from March 16th, 2012 to March 23rd, 2012

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://frugaldad.com/social
Tagged : business culture infographic society

A few cases of why you shouldn't piss of your customers, especially if you're a massive business operating on the international scale. [via Hacking Netflix]

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2012.03.16

Weekly Metapost : 2012.03.09 - 2012.03.16

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from March 9th, 2012 to March 16th, 2012

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.ted.com/talks/how_simple_ideas_lead_to_scientific_discoveries.html
Tagged : history science TED videos

Great talk by Adam Savage on why even simple ideas are so important. Well worth the 8 minutes.

http://frugaldad.com/social
Tagged : business culture infographic society

A few cases of why you shouldn't piss of your customers, especially if you're a massive business operating on the international scale. [via Hacking Netflix]

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2012.03.09

Weekly Metapost : 2012.03.02 - 2012.03.09

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from March 2nd, 2012 to March 9th, 2012

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://xkcd.com/1024/
Tagged : comics life xkcd

I could live with Error: -41, actaully I sort of have over the last few summers.

Eye Candy [list of other movies]

Hugo (2011) Rated 5.0 stars for Hugo (2011)

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2012.03.02

Weekly Metapost : 2012.02.24 - 2012.03.02

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from February 24th, 2012 to March 2nd, 2012

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_undercover_economist/2007/05/the_mystery_of_the_5cent_cocacola.html
Tagged : articles coke economics slate soda trivia

Random trivia about Coca-Cola and their 70 years of selling bottles of coke for a mere 5 cents.

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/the-expanding-cult-of-cheerwine/
Tagged : cheerwine culture drinks food New York Times NYT soda

As a midwesteren transplanted into North Carolina, it took me a while to appreciate the joys of Cheerwine, but I'm officially hooked, but after looking for an alcoholic cocktail in which to use it as a mixed, I stumbled across this article on cult sodas. Cheerwine maybe the biggest of the udnerdogs, but I'm now on the hunt for a few others. Microbrew is no longer limited to beers.

http://blog.makezine.com/2012/02/28/how-to-splice-wire-to-nasa-standards/
Tagged : electronics MAKE NASA science

I've been using the lineman splice for years, and while I don't use it all the time, I'm certainly a fan of it, so it's cool to see that its NASA approaved. The only fault is that I don't always pre-tin the wire. [via MAKE directly - source is a NASA PDF]

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/opinion/sunday/innovation-and-the-bell-labs-miracle.html
Tagged : articles business culture nytimes technology

AT&T and Bell labs were being split up before I was born, but there's something appealing about the way Bell Labs used to operate. A center where thinkers and builders were working under the same roof, and the diverse skill set with an open door policy. While I know businesses need bureaucracy and management to run , I love finding a job where there's a fair amount of freedom available, with the resources and time permitted to pursuit ones ideas and goals. Thankfully it seems like there are lots of modern businesses picking up what Bell Labs left behind, but it's great reading about what Bell used to be. I'll probably be looking for the authors's book when I get a chance. [via Adafruit]

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