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Month April 2012

This weekend’s NHRA event: Neff and Nobile

Here’s a link to a bit of coverage from ESPN.

Shame that they didn’t include the race that Nobile and Connolly had. It was fantastic.

I thought for sure it was over for Neff. That NAPA car had the look off the line like it was ready to march but hazed. Capps did a nice job peddling it.

Congrats to Neff. He’s really good but somedays it’s better to be lucky than good.

If you’re looking for a job in racing…Jimmie Johnson Racing is hiring…

I’m not looking but…this is an awesome opportunity.

Asus Tranformer and GPS

They have to be kidding?

This is a pathetic story. A dongle?

Google pays $52 million for abandoned paper mill

See here.

Make perfect sense to me. Paper production needs tons of water. Data centers need tons of water to cool the servers. Paper production needs lots of power. Data centers need lots of power.

Analysis of Amazon’s e-book strategy

Good read. See here.

Obviously given my job, I have a vested interest in the success of the book publishers. I find it hard to believe that they can’t set the floor price for their product.

The Dukes of Hazzard – Video of all the ‘General Lee’ car jumps

Very cool. This was originally posted here.

As the man said:

How many times should they jump the General Lee in an episode? The correct answer is “more”.

The comma

The comma. It seems like such a simple thing. But like everything else in the English language it is not.

See here.

Alice the cat – my work helper

Helping me write code…


Caine’s Arcade

I’d play there…

Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

Apple, working conditions in China…and Apple’s silent competitors.

From The New York Times:

Apple’s rivals are quick to say how much better, faster, cheaper or more popular their smartphones, computers and tablets are.

Yet when it comes to working conditions in the Chinese factories that build these competing products, Apple’s electronics rivals go silent.

So why would these electronics makers be so reluctant? They won’t tell us, but Li Qiang, executive director of China Labor Watch had an idea: “Many companies, like H.P., Sony and Dell, don’t publish the full reports because they find violations and problems that are much worse than Apple, and they don’t want the media fallout from the reports.”

See the original article here.

My problem with the situation has been that Apple is a least _trying_ to address the situation. All of the other competitors have been very, very quiet. As the author notes…maybe their situations are far worse.