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Malcolm Gladwell - Way Overrated

Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

It is fun to play with the The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator made by Cory and Brett, a parody of new book titles that could be written by the popular author Malcolm Gladwell :-O

I think Malcolm Gladwell is way overrated, and this is before his recent spat with the tech community when he downplays significance of social media. I've decided his works are low in substance after reading his most popular title The Tipping Point. He is a journalist, not a scientist. He is good at writing riveting stories to enliven the dry sociology theories. But it becomes ridiculous when he goes too far and starts to synthesize his own theory. It is time for someone to make fun of him!

2011.02.09 [] - comments

 

Auto Correct Fun

Auto Correct Joke

Super funny site - Damn You Auto Correct!. Must see :D Lot of unintended jokes caused by iPhone's auto correct function. That's why I turned the damn feature off on my phone. It corrects my typos sometimes, but other times it is replacing perfectly good words with its own. It is nice when it correct mistakes. But it is infuriating when it repeatedly mess up my writing!!!

That's why I'm cynical to technology like Swype Keyboard. It is supposed to be great new technology that replace typing by magically recognizing fast finger movement. The videos shows that even imprecise, approximate movement will turned into good word. To me it looks like the same auto correct behind the scene. Their demo video shows you the successful cases so that it can wow you. But the real test is the negative cases. Even if it is correct most of the time, those cases when it mess up will screw you.

So no thanks, I want my physical keyboard. And sadly I haven't have a good one since the first generation Sidekick.

2011.01.08 [] - comments

 

Microsoft tries to recruit ESR

Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond? No, just an embarrassing mistake their recruiters made. it seems tech recruiting work like this. Go down a list of names that the recruiter has peripheral knowledge at best. Send him a spamesque email like "Hi X, we would like to speak to you about a job opening we have, ... If you know of any other qualified person, please pass this message to them." One score when the recipient replies.

Well one of these Microsoft recruiting email inadvertently goes to Eric Raymond, the most public, most outspoken sworn enemy of Microsoft. So he posted this email to the public for a good laugh. It would be more funny he went on to arrange an interview or even got an job offer from some clueless manager :)

2005.09.12 [] - comments

 

Bill Gates' Inbox

Here is a hilarious look into Bill Gates' Inbox :)

(2004-08-20: link updated)

2003.06.02 [] - comments

 

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Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' (30 Sep 2014)

 

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution (30 Sep 2014)

 

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system (30 Sep 2014)

 

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving' (30 Sep 2014)

 

Argentina defies US over debt payment (30 Sep 2014)

 

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops (30 Sep 2014)

 

White House security plan 'failed' (30 Sep 2014)

 

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place (30 Sep 2014)

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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement (2014-09-30T20:17:00Z)

 

Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project (2014-09-30T19:35:00Z)

 

FCC Rejects Blackout Rules (2014-09-30T18:52:00Z)

 

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 (2014-09-30T18:00:00Z)

 

eBay To Spin Off PayPal (2014-09-30T17:28:00Z)

 

HP Introduces Sub- Windows Tablet (2014-09-30T16:46:00Z)

 

Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With Firefox OS Dongle (2014-09-30T16:06:00Z)

 

Interview With Facebook's Head of Open Source (2014-09-30T15:25:00Z)

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KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

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Mark Hurd delivers keynote as Oracle OpenWorld opens (30 Sep 2014)

 

State Middle Class Scholarship offers students a boost (30 Sep 2014)

 

One City’s aim: Soften effects of S.F. gentrification (30 Sep 2014)

 

Mergers and acquisitions, Sept. 29 (30 Sep 2014)

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