Equations; Mathematicians, Pancakes; The French; George W. Bush; Web Browser Photo Editors; Dementia; more...
As usual, our old chum Jay Dowling has been rooting out the tastiest Internet nuggets for our delectation and delight. For example, an article on the Discover Magazine website titled Do Mathematicians Eat The World's Tastiest Breakfasts? presents what is described as an equation for making the tastiest pancakes.
The article itself is a bit of a laugh ... but it's the visitor comments associated with the article (e.g. "...for this author of this so called equation to call herself a mathematician is IMHO a degradation of anyone that truly is one...") that keep you reading.
Meanwhile, it's always great to hear of younger folks being successful. Jay tells me that he receives email updates from his old college; recently, Jay saw an article talking about a company some students started as a senior project that he thought would "tickle my fancy" (it certainly did – all credit to these young entrepreneurs – Click Here to read the article).
As an aside, I heard a story that President George W. Bush once proclaimed: "The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur." This was bouncing around all over the place, and it's certainly good for a laugh... the problem is that – according to This Item on Scopes.com – this story simply isn't true... ah well, we'll just have to find someone else to laugh at, won't we?
Leaping from topic-to-topic with the agility of a mountain goat, Jay also pointed me at a recent Comparison of 15 Online Photo Editors. This is rather cool... these tools (the majority of which are FREE) ... let you you're your photos in your Web browser.
Finally, something that is close to my heart – Jay pointed me toward an article on the BBC website in the UK (Long hours link to dementia risk) that explains how research suggests that long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia...
... sorry, what was I talking about?...
2009 New Year Resolution (Goal: Walk 1000 miles at ~3 miles a day)
[A=Actual, C=Current, P=Plan-to-Date, R=Remaining, T=Total]
|Days:|| T=365, C=65, R=300|
|Miles:|| T=1000, P=195.00, A=234.01, Δ=+39.01, R=765.99|
|Note:|| In only 16 miles I'll be 1/4 of the way there...|
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