Apple loses a phone.
Nokia loses a phone.
Hrmmm, what could this possibly be?…. 😉
Ever wonder where ‘Catch-22’ came from? It’s one of those things you don’t typically think about the origin of, but I did some research today while writing a report for work – Catch-22 originated from a novel of its namesake! It’s also pretty interesting how the name of the novel came to be. Who knows, we could be saying ‘Catch-11’ if it weren’t for “Ocean’s 11″…
I apologize about the lack of real content here over the past few days. I’ve been busy with orchestra (our semester performance was this past Thursday), working on getting the new theme ready for public consumption, as promised, and playing with lots of new computer hardware (which I’ll certainly write about).
Release for the new theme should be tomorrow, barring any catastrophy with my hard drives…
I would normally never link to something on YouTube, but this is a little different. The folks at Sybase have put together a humorous video on the telepresence robot, IvanAnywhere. Knowing the late Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is key for this one…
Just my luck. The semester I decide to take a course at Laurier, the contract academic staff decide to strike, which means I’m not getting the full education I paid for. I haven’t missed a lecture yet, but it doesn’t look like this will be resolved before this coming Tuesday’s class.
Since I work at Sybase, a database and wireless middleware company, I’m allowed to make digs against competitors. 😉 Here’s a humorous article posted on the unpublished MySQL FAQ, over at the SQL Anywhere blog. NOTE: Please read with tongue in cheek.
Arthur C. Clarke has passed away at the age of 90. I have been absolutely fascinated by his science fiction novels and read many of them, including the entire Rama series, the entire 2001 series, except, curiously, for the namesake and numerous other single-book novels of his. His stories really pushed the limits of my imagination and I am extremely grateful for his contributions, both as a visionary and a writer. May your next stage be as extraordinary as your novels.
This upcoming week could be a bloodbath for Wall Street after JP Morgan picked up troubled investment bank Bear Stearns for a measly $2/share (52-week high at almost $160). It seems like investors haven’t properly discounted the level of difficulty some of these companies are in. Tomorrow’s open will be very interesting indeed.