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I’ve been working through the process of moving a couple of websites from free hosted services and generic themes to their own URLs with custom themes. Doing so has made me look at every website I visit from a new perspective. Did I really have to spend all that money for custom web design?
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Kodachrome, the film invented in 1935 by Kodak, will retire this year. The LA Times has more:
Eastman Kodak Co., the photography pioneer whose Kodachrome film inspired Paul Simon’s 1973 hit of the same name, said it will retire the 74-year-old product this year after sales dwindled and most labs stopped processing it.
Revenue from [...]
Supersized bunnies, tiny cows, and frozen goats–they’re not just for children’s books anymore.
Breeders around the world covet certain animals for their economic potential. Some produce a lot of meat. Some are iridescent. Others fit well into small spaces.
Nevertheless, all of the animals featured below have two things in common. One, they have highly [...]
AIG Financial Products VP Jake DeSantis sent his open resignation letter to the New York Times, which published it last night. Here’s the first part:
DEAR Mr. Liddy,
It is with deep regret that I submit my notice of resignation from A.I.G. Financial Products. I hope you take the time to read this entire letter. Before describing [...]
Yesterday, I met three strangers for lunch. It was part of my local Chamber of Commerce’s “Connect 4 Lunch” program, which sets up four small business owners in non-competing industries for networking lunches. The idea is to meet people you otherwise wouldn’t run across, share tips, and send referrals.
I ended up with a lawyer, [...]

The misery index is a way of measuring a nation's average misery from a financial standpoint. It takes two main components that contribute to misery, along with a few minor factors, and creates an average number to show how miserable citizens... Read more

Charles Simonyi, a US billionaire of Microsoft fame, set a record today as the world’s only two-time space tourist. From the Times of India:
Hungarian-born Simonyi, 60, who made much of his fortune developing software at Microsoft, travelled into space in the cramped interior of the Soyuz rocket alongside Padalka and US astronaut Michael Barratt. Simonyi…paid [...]