Friday, August 21, 2009

How does the Web see you?

So, I went over to the MIT website for this thing they call personas and while there, I had the site generate this little picture of "how the web sees me."  The thing that puzzles me is the whole part about sports, and someone in a cometary in the UK... and a bunch of other stuff.  However, the idea is pretty cool.

I guess it searches and categorizes the results of what it finds.  So, yea, check it out and go get one for yourself!

Later,

     SteveO

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Work work work work work work work...

So, as dad always said... work work work work work work work... and there was work to do.

Yup... that's what I've been doing.  I have my class, which only last through 2 more weekends... then we are working 11 hours a day at work.  Jaani has been begging me for attention as soon as I get home... and I'm starting to feel tired after going non-stop for half of the month... and I still have half a month to go!

Anyway.  That's what I've been doing... well, that and I got a new computer... this time it's a desktop computer... for $200 I couldn't resist.  So I put that together the other day, and now I'm still working on getting all my new services up and running.

Then I've been reading my Project Management book... you know... for the class... and that seems to be pretty boring.  I guess I'll finish it by this Friday, but I am getting really tired of reading it.

OK... there you go.

More will come... some time I'm sure.

Later,

     SteveO

Friday, August 7, 2009

About the Cash for clunkers thing...

I just have a quick note about the whole cash for clunkers thing that Obama is pushing (and just approved 2 million dollars for... or maybe it was even billion... I'm not sure about the dollar amounts...

Anyway, all the car dealers are complaining (sort of) because they can't keep any cars on the lot... but, according to this article from the Seattle PI the purpose of the program (to replace gas guzzlers with more efficient cars) is working kinda well.

I've taken this directly off of the Seattle PI site:

Top 10 vehicles purchased
1. Toyota Corolla
2. Ford Focus FWD
3. Honda Civic
4. Toyota Prius
5. Toyota Camry
6. Hyundai Elantra
7. Ford Escape FWD
8. Dodge Caliber
9. Honda Fit
10. Chevy Cobalt
Top 10 trade-ins
1. Ford Explorer 4WD
2. Ford F-150 pickup
3. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
4. Jeep Cherokee 4WD
5. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
6. Ford Explorer 2WD
7. Chevrolet Blazer
8. Ford F-150 pickup 4WD
9. Chevrolet C1500 pickup 2WD
10. Ford Windstar FWD
Avg fuel economy
Avg new vehicle mileage: 25.3 mpg
Avg trade-in mileage: 15.8 mpg
Avg increase: 9.6 mpg
So, it's kinda neat to think that the program is at least increasing fuel efficiency in the Seattle area...

Just some food for thought.

Later,
     SteveO

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hey, guess what... I got a new camera!

FYI: my new camera pretty much rocks... at least I'm super excited about it. I've managed to go through just about all the settings for it, but I haven't really had good test situations for all the settings. I have a slide show of all the pictures at the end of the post.


The pictures this thing takes are 4000 X 3000 Pixles... which means each picture is 3.1 MB. The picture I uploaded online are 1600 X 1200 pixles... So, these pictures are scaled for you to pretty much make a billboard out of any picture you take if you wanted.

In addition to really clear and sharp pictures, the camera also has a cool digital macro mode that is awesome for extreme close ups.

Plus, it doesn't just take pictures. It does a pretty good job of taking smooth 30 fps HD Video (720p or 1280 X 720 resolution.)

I have uploaded a video to youtube to show you what it looks like:



Anyway... I have my project management class tomorrow, so I should get back to reading before I go to bed.

I'll update a gain soon, but here is the slide show I promised:


Later,

SteveO