Month: July 2006

  • Lego update

    I’ve finished the star destroyer… Some pictures of the construction in the rest of this post.

  • Ever wondered ‘do I have that book or not’?

    Brilliant ‘new’ (well, new to me) feature for LibraryThing: LibraryThing Mobile. At last you can check to see if the book you’re looking at is in your catalog or not. Well, so long as you’ve kept your catalog up to date, that is. So when will someone make a DVDThing???

  • Today’s laugh

    From The Register: “I had the company solicitors give your contract the once-over. As impressed as they were about the numerous strange clauses in your contract – their favourite being the extortionate penalty payment for remaining at work after a UFO sighting in the vicinity of the building – they believe that there’s nothing to […]

  • Is Stupid better for sales assistants?

    Over at Marginal Revolution Tyler Cowen is suggesting that stupid sales assistants might be better for smart consumers: Customers cannot talk for so long to a stupid person. So if you know what you are doing, you might prefer that the sales people be stupider. Stupid people will spend more time, in percentage terms, helping […]

  • Stupidest lawsuit ever

    No further comment needed:  A Northeast Portland man is suing basketball superstar Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight for a combined $832 million. Allen Heckard filed the suit himself, June 29th in Washington County Court. Heckard says he’s been mistaken as Michael Jordan nearly every day over the past 15 years and he’s tired […]