Monday, March 23, 2009

what ebay is missing

Two things I think
  • a random button, to help browsing
  • product recommendation, maybe at category level (you liked that mug, why not get the t-shirt)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wired UK

The CondeNast technology mag Wired is launching in the UK, the site will be here

Mobile news sites

Here is a list of mobile news sites in English and German, which you can access form your iphone, blackbery, or android:

Friday, March 13, 2009

clever Excel format

As this example shows you can apply nice looking formats in Excel, so that a simple date appears as "Friday the 13th" using custom format. You could also do this using the text() function with if processing to allow for the "st", "nd" and "rd".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mobile sites

Mobile web site (as in accessible to mobiles, no scrolling, faster download) come in 3 forms - varying by how they are accessed:
  • the site switches automatically if you access with a mobile device
  • you need to explicitly visit the mobile site/url
  • it's a normal site reprocessed in mobile format, eg by Google (GWT)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Hidato problem

I have tried to create a VBA macro which creates a random grid for a hidato puzzle. But I seem not to have cracked it, it keeps getting stuck without any blank fields next to the last number.

You can try to alter my code and maybe you can find a smart rule to avoid traps.


Has anyone noticed the drop in outdoor advertising? Many ads are now
by the government or the outdoor operator themselves. The space must
be really cheap now.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

10000 hours

They say that you have to spend 10000 hours to be good at something. I
have estimated that I have spent 3800 hours using SAS. I think I'll
get there in 2015.

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