big print

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tired of staring at our empty walls, I somewhat impulsively went onto japan photo’s website last night and ordered a 60cm x 90cm print of this photo:

if it turns out okay, our apartment may get filled up rather quickly… maybe this is the solution to that needed coat of paint!

fake tv

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latest cool thing at the gadget store:

FakeTV simulates the light of a real HDTV television. From outside the house, it looks like someone is home watching TV and the burglar is encouraged to pick an easier target.

switched to wordpress

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my frustration with comment spam + my newly found free time = my decision to make the switch to wordpress.

pretty swanky, but a pain to transfer all my photos… slowly chugging through but it will be awhile before all the old photos properly show up.

my old blog can still be accessed here.

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proportion living in poverty

proportion living on over PPP $200 a day

proportion of mopeds and motorcycles

proportion of species that became extinct between 1500-2004

class auction

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Wharton takes it one step further, allowing students to sell their courses (for points) to other students. It’s all done through a Web site. Buyers and sellers are anonymous, so buddies can’t make deals. Wharton also uses a second-price auction in which the highest bidder wins, but he or she pays the amount of the second-highest bid. Economists like the second-price auction because they think it encourages more honest bidding.

In other words, Wharton has what may be the most sophisticated, and most confusing, course-registration system ever devised…

The Chronicle of Higher Education

ayiti: the cost of life

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unicef’s online game this time: your goal is to help the Guinard family get an education and improve their lives.

haiti, the game?
haiti, the game?

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