Goodreads Feature Request: Mentioned books

I am reading Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. As the authors wrote about experts, the mentioned the books of them. It would be nice to have these books noted on the page with the Want To Read button. It looks like the Kindle app does this. Well, technically, they have a buy other books… Continue reading Goodreads Feature Request: Mentioned books

Accounting Predictions

In my Prediction Accountability, I ranted on how no one really knows whether predictions are accurate and ended with it really does not matter because no one is going to really stop using these services because they are usually wrong. Basically, I thought it futile to even try. In retrospect that is probably the perfect… Continue reading Accounting Predictions

Prediction Accountability

The technology buzzword standard for prediction appears to be Netflix and Amazon. Everyone wants to get to where they make recommendations customers will buy. But are these predictions any good? Out of the slew of emails you get from Amazon, how percentage do you actually buy? How many do you sneer at it and hit… Continue reading Prediction Accountability

Best Sellers

Several friends mentioned reading the Hunger Games over the past few months. The movie opened last night. (No, I have little interest in either seeing the movie or reading the book. But then I was late to jump on the Harry Potter bandwagon plus have not yet jumped on the Twilght or Sookie Stackhouse bandwagons.)… Continue reading Best Sellers

Pneumatic tubes

According to Dan Pink, John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. predicted several things: Among his calls: Americans will be taller. (True) There will be no C, X, or Q in the alphabet. (False) Photographs will be telegraphed from large distances. (True) Rats and mice will be gone. (False). Pneumatic tubes, instead of store wagons, will deliver packages and… Continue reading Pneumatic tubes

Library Netflix Model

I tend to buy books. As Heather pointed out on Flickr, I could save lots of money by checking books out from the library. I don’t for one big reason. I am lazy. Most of my purchases fall within a sweet spot of wanting to read more about something because I heard about it on… Continue reading Library Netflix Model

New DVDs

Hmmmmmmm… got some new DVDs to watch. Stuff I already had on VHS already: 5th Element, Tombstone, and Wrath of Khan. This brings my DVD collection to 61 titles. Have never thought of myself as a PC repair person. I have done some stuff on my own home and office computers. Assisted Andrew Otapski with some stuff. He really… Continue reading New DVDs