Here are links I found interesting on June 11, 2013:
- All About Beeswax – Interesting article about beeswax, most of which comes from a 1923 pamphlet distributed by a beekeeper supply company.
- Hive Inspection Checklist – THIS IS A PDF FILE. This 8-page PDF provides information and a checklist for inspecting beehives. Although I don't particularly care for the checklist format, I do like the additional information it includes.
- Hive Inspection Sheet – THIS IS A PDF FILE. This printable hive inspection sheet is a checklist of things to look at and/or note when inspecting a beehive.
- 8 Apps Apple Killed Today At WWDC – I like the idea of things being simplified and of not needing third party apps to perform tasks that the OS should be able to handle. I hope they got the keychain app right; am not entirely happy with 1Password.
Here are links I found interesting on March 24, 2013:
- How Apple invites facile analysis – "Conjecture and misunderstanding can trump actual knowledge when it comes to evaluating a company; the hubbub surrounding Apple is a case study."
- Hey! You! Get off of Google’s cloud! – "The death of Google Reader should remind all of us how vulnerable 'free' software services can be to market pressures…. Free software served from the cloud can vanish overnight, or its features can be altered … without much warning. The same isn’t ordinarily true of software that you install on your own computer, or services that you purchase."
- Sarah Palin and the rejection of scientific method – "She is like a member of a religious sect that does not allow medicine yet cannot understand why the patient’s condition continues to deteriorate." I still can't understand why they keep letting media whore morons like her speak in public to represent their party. Are they trying to chase away the few educated supporters they have left?
- Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths – A tragic story of deaths due to repeated and willful OSHA violations.
- The Cash Register Rings Its Last Sale – How mobile devices in the hands of sales staff and customers are replacing traditional cash registers and check-out counters.
- The Mayor’s Geek Squad – Big data in New York City.
- Can Wind Turbines Make You Sick? – Or is it just another example of the nocebo effect?
Here are links I found interesting on March 1, 2013:
- Open and Shut – John Gruber tears apart the argument that open yields more success than closed.
- What If Money Did Not Matter? – A life spent slaving away at a job you don't like just to make money is not a life worth living.
Here are links I found interesting on January 27, 2013:
Here are links I found interesting on January 24, 2013:
- Apple’s Semi-Soft Quarter In Charts – "In general, Apple is still performing well, but growth continues to decelerate, and some numbers were short of expectations. In particular, iPhone shipments — Apple’s most important product — didn’t beat Wall Street’s predictions, with almost 48 million iPhones shipped vs. 50 million expected. (Remember, the Street wants to be surprised by Apple’s results — even just meeting expectations is perceived as a negative.) Apple also did not provide an Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for the March quarter, which some may see as a show of weakness."
- Conservatives Have Their Worst Week Ever – "Have Republicans, and the right wing in general, ever been more disjointed? More confused? More incapable of getting out of their own way?"