Month: February 2007

  • “Suddenly, at about 3 p.m. Eastern time, the Dow industrials fell out of bed”

    Computers that calculate the DJIA at Dow Jones are fingered as the culprit in yesterday’s late-day freefall of 200 points. The Wall Street Journal, published by Dow Jones, covers it in gory detail in a cover story in today’s paper. Behind the scenes, the team that compiles the DJIA had noticed at about 2 p.m. […]

  • – shiny new stats app reborn

    I’m a bit of a stats nerd so I was quite pleased to see that a longtime favorite hosted stats package came back to life after going dark over a year ago. has been reborn from the ashes and is now hosted by the fine folks over at mediatemple which should be able to […]

  • Yahoo! Pipes : A Giant Erector Set for the Web

    I’m not a programmer but I love to tinker. Much to the chagrin of my parents, I liked nothing better than taking things apart and seeing how they worked. The thing that made the early web so much fun was the View > Page Source command in the browser which allowed me to take apart […]

  • Just Squeezing By

    photo by SunnyDis The buzz around the office this morning is the amazing entrance that the Queen Mary 2 made yesterday. It was a flickr moment as everyone with a digital camera flocked to the shore to document the event. Catch more amazing photos under the tag queenmary2. News coverage with details of how the […]

  • Feeling Lonely?

    I’ve been ambushed by Oddcast’s speaking avatars before. You know how it is, late at night, you’re browsing around the J. Crew website or something <click, click, clic. . .> and all of the sudden at top volume some chirpy, just-woke-up-and-am-here-to-greet-the-day voice comes blaring over your computer speakers, “Hi! How can I help you today!” […]

  • Visual Interface to Musical Genres, Musicovery

    Musicovery dubs themselves an “interactive webRadio.” It’s basically a visual representation of musical genres that you can click around and explore. They provide a palette of moods to get you started, Dark to Positive, Calm to Energetic. Start clicking around and let the music wash over you. No registration required, they make their money from […]