And because it’s on Wikipedia it must be true, right?
I’m shamelessly stealing from Joel Spolsky now:
If you’ve ever heard Seth [Godin] speak, you’ve had your mind blown. Which is why, on the rare occasion, when he runs a one-day seminar, he charges $1650 to attend, and it sells out in seconds.
A while ago I said I was going to blog more personally, but this is truly the most fascinating talk about marketing I’ve ever seen. Watch the first few minutes and if you’re bored forget about it. But give it a chance. Seth Godin truly understands why people buy products and how you can get a (or your) product to succeed.
(if you can’t see the video, try its page on blip.tv)
My favorite quote:
My wife would like that
(via FAIL Blog)
If you had the patience to read through the headline, can you guess what it is? It’s the name of a Glastonbury teenager, who wanted to have the longest name ever and chose a superhero theme for it.
His short name is “Captain Fantastic”. I think that name alone is a great pickup line, especially if you pickup imaginary girlfriends.
Today I was amazed to find out that Google now translates to Hebrew and doing a very decent job at it, too. When you search in Google Israel some of the search results will have a “translate this page” link next to them and if it’s missing you can always go to Google Translate‘s homepage and enter the text or website address you wish to translate. For example, here’s a translation of this blog to Hebrew.
I simply didn’t know about it, and what a shame it is. Turns out March 14 is Steak and BJ Day. It even has a website, so it must be true. And if you want to know exactly what’s supposed to happen on Steak and BJ Day can see the video instructions.
Next year I won’t miss it. Hopefully.
Note to self: find girlfriend after Valentine’s Day and before March 14 :)
UPDATE: A friend pointed to me that March 14 is also Pi Day. There’s a website for Pi Day too, but who cares, right?
When I first heard about cold boot attacks I thought this was another disconnected-from-reality-cannot-be-used-in-real-life kind of research, but after watching the video on the Princeton University website I realized that this is a real problem. Namely, unlike common perception, computer memory takes time to fade out after you turn the computer off. So much time, in fact, that you can read it and extract encryption keys from it to later unlock encrypted data. A very interesting research.