Category: Other Junk

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The Secret in the Bible book puzzle solution

The Secret in the Bible by Tony Bushby has quite a few factual errors and is more of an atheist “push my agenda” type of book rather than a historical review of the subject matter. There was one interesting aspect to the book though. It included a “puzzle” whereby each of the sixteen chapters contained a secret word that when put together in a sentence reveals ancient knowledge so secret, Bushby was not allowed to outright reveal them in his book for fear of some sort of extremely viscous retribution from someone (boy, have I got news for him).

IFTTT Remote trigger system ties all your “services” together 0

IFTTT Remote trigger system ties all your “services” together

Iftt.com. It stands for (if this then that). It’s basically a “trigger”system that ties into tons of services including RSS, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, general email, Flickr, LinkedIn, Last.fm, Read it Later (which I love), Wordpress, etc. It even has triggers for text messages, phone calls, stocks and bonds, and the weather.

Google engineer mistakenly posts internal memo to public forum 0

Google engineer mistakenly posts internal memo to public forum

Making the equivalent of mistakenly hitting the reply all button, Google Engineer Steve Yegge posted a very well written rant on the importance of architectural planning and the importance of building products around a platform. The neat thing about his post is that he is almost “spot on” with his logic. Long post but well worth reading.

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The jaw-dropping 3D murals by John Pugh

He works on a large scale in public and residential areas and his paintings can be seen all over the world from New Zealand to Hawaii – with many telling a story of the area where they are positioned. Pugh is used to people’s amazed reactions when they pass his murals. He said: ‘They say “wow did you see that. I thought that was real.” ‘Public art can link people together and stimulate a sense of pride within the community. ‘These life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience.

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The Speed of the Internet at Google (Googleplex)

Recently Google hosted a thread on Reddit where they answered questions from the general public. The question of Internet connection speed at Googleplex came up. To put things in perspective, the average connection in European countries is 12 Mb/s and 10 Mb/s in the United States. Personally, my connection with U-Verse is a blazing, or so I thought, 25 Mb/s. Google’s pipe is a mind blowing 523 Mb/s!