Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Most important books

I am thinking to collect a list of books. Each of them should be an important one to read to help a person understand this world.

Why am I doing this? I found it is a pity to not to find a great book earlier. So the reason is that it is serving as a reading list for people, including myself.

Your contributions is highly appreciated. Please provide the following information.

1)Book Name and Author(with a link to Amazon or Barnes& Noble)
2)Why this book is important.

Ok, so let me start with this one
1) Name and Author(with Link)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusión de Confusiones by Martin Fridson

2) Why it is important?
"This is the most important book ever written about crowd psychology and, by extension, about financial markets..." -- Ron Insana, CNBC


Happen to see this site called ihatecilantro.com.

Personally I like Cilantro.

Data/information Visualization

"The smarest way to see the web"

A search engine webbrain is an interactive one with visual graph. I like the idea.

Another database?

From GigaOM:

Dabble DB, a Vancouver-based online database / hosted application creation company has raised around $2 million dollars in Series A venture funding from Ventures West, a Canadian VC fund. Paul Kedrosky, a venture partner with the fund, is leading the investment in the eighteen-month-old company. The company will also come out of “beta” tomorrow.

“I think it is a great platform for building data centric apps,” says Kedrosky. His logic - Dabble DB is selling “picks and shovels” in this Web 2.0 boom. They have already garnered quite a few paying customers, and perhaps this new round of financing will help them scale their operations.


An airfare prediction service Farecast will launch soon.

According to Mashable:

Farecast has built (and patented) a system that displays the pricing history of airline tickets and predicts whether airfares will rise or fall over the next 7 days, helping you choose the best time to buy


An open source social networking platform called PeopleAggregator has now launched.

One Day, One deal

The rule is simple : One day, one deal.

Enough said. Here is woot.


John Bresee, the President and Co-founder of Backcountry.com, mentioned the Woot model and how they have emulated it at their deal site Steepandcheap.com to great success. According to Bresee, the site was launched with a single e-mail to the Backcountry.com user base and has grown in a little over a year with zero marketing to a 14,000 Alexa rating (Woot’s Alexa rating is 780). Not too shabby. -- from blog of jellyfish.com

"Food Chain" of information

1 Creators 5 Synthesizers and 100 Consumers. Looks at this interesting chart.

Monday, June 26, 2006

How to cook egg ( by using cellphone)

If you want to know how, click here.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Is The Internet Diluting Friendships?

TechDirt has an entry talking titled "Is The Internet Diluting Friendships?"

It is an interesting topic and the following is my comment.

What is definition of Friendship?
In an old way, a person talking almost everything to her/his close friend(s). If this close friend happen to have a good knowledge of this topic, then you are lucky, othewise it is very tough to share it with this friend -- although a close friend.
I am a IT guy and have a lot of close friends also doing IT. Of course, it is very easy for me to share experience of C++, PHP, JAVA and AJAX with them. But I am interested in Fashion too, then this part of me is very hard to be shared with these close friends :-)
I think internet is just redefine a lot of things, including friendship.
Just my 2 cents.

Daily Cartoon

Hugh Macleaod and his daily cartoons on Gapingvoid. ( I like it blogads and dairy reading sections too).

I liked it and add widget on the right side of my blog. If you like it too, you can get the widget here.