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Learning to do Math in your Head

Posted in Geek, Personal Growth on January 23rd, 2010 by leodirac – 1 Comment

I recently picked up a book called Secrets of Mental Math written by one of my college math professors.  It has very practical advice on how to learn to multiply large numbers in your head.  He gives practical advice on necessary skills like addition, subtraction, and related mathematical trivia.  To practice multiplying numbers in your […]

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Apple’s subscription music service (part 2)

Posted in Analysis, Apple, Gadgets, Music on January 18th, 2010 by leodirac – Comments Off on Apple’s subscription music service (part 2)

Back in 2007, I predicted that Apple would launch a subscription music service probably around 2010. My logic was based on how long it would take to get enough connected iPods into the world. Having spent a bunch of time with an unconnected mp3 player with a subscription music service I knew this was necessary. […]

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iSlate’s amazing tactile feedback keyboard

Posted in Analysis, Apple, Gadgets, User Experience on January 15th, 2010 by leodirac – 1 Comment

There’s lots of hubbub about Apple’s upcoming tablet device, but the stuff people are talking about I’m not actually all that excited about.  A giant iPhone?  Sure, that’ll be nice.  A color e-reader that can run apps.  Okay, I guess that’s better than kindle.  A super-thin netbook without a real keyboard.  Meh.  Actually, I don’t […]

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Escape from Typepad to WordPress

Posted in Geek, Hacks, Tech Industry on January 9th, 2010 by leodirac – 1 Comment

It took a long time, but EmbracingChaos has finally escaped form Typepad.  About a year ago (just before the end of the previous billing cycle) I started trying to move this blog to blogger.  I like Google’s pace of development and wanted to hop on the blogger train and get automatic upgrades for everything they […]

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