Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Fun Flash: Numanuma

Entertaining PG-13 man in headphones lip-sync sings Dragostea Din Tei from the Disco-Zone CD by O-Zone (with other still images interspersed).

Be Grateful - some Warren Buffett advice/observations

Warren [Buffett] spent about an hour talking about how grateful we should all be for the circumstances we were born into and for the generous ticket we've been offered in life. He said that we should not take it for granted or think that it is the product of something we did - we just drew a lucky ticket. (He also pointed out that his skill of "allocating capital" would be useless if he would have been born in poverty in Bangladesh.)
(from Darren Johnson, via Seth Godin).

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Rules for failure

Seth Godin points out some of the best ways to fail (which in some way likely apply to any field). Among them the conviction that someone is about to steal your idea and loss of humility and focus on fame (from Science Hobbyist, via Seth's Blog).

Thursday, January 13, 2005

How to Sell Anything To Anyone: Make something people want to buy.

Sometimes, salesmanship is overrated. What matters more is real marketing, marketing that involves making the right product, not hyping it
(from Seth Godin).

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Fun Flash: Clean Your Screen for Free Now

Nice family-friendly cute flash way to "clean your screen."

Genetic HIV Resistance Deciphered

Throughout the history of the AIDS epidemic, a few lucky people have avoided infection despite being exposed again and again. Now, researchers are traveling back in evolutionary time to understand why some people are resistant - and in some cases virtually immune - to the AIDS virus.
Studies released this week and last year suggest that the roots of AIDS immunity extend back for centuries, long before the disease even existed. Our ethnic backgrounds and the illnesses suffered by our distant ancestors appear to play a crucial role in determining whether our genes will allow HIV to take hold in our bodies