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Entries for February, 2007

Calculating a Monthly Payment

Ever wonder how to calculate a monthly payment without using a spreadsheet software such as MS Excel? Well below is the formula: P = principal, the initial amount of the loan I = the annual interest rate (from 1 to 100 percent) L = length, the length (in years) of the loan, or at least […]

Living Dreams

Last night I had one of the weirdest dreams ever. I dreamed that I had just awoken from a dream about the greatest murder mystery plot ever conceived. In my dream a was making notes of my dream so that I could write the actual book based on it. I woke up this morning with […]

Did you know?

That the coldest and warmest day on record in North Dakota both happened in the same year? 1936 to be exact. coldest: -60 degrees F in Parshall on February 15thwarmest: 121 degrees F in Steele on July 6th Now you know! Technorati Tags: climate, temperature, North Dakota, Steele, Parshall, record, temps

No Frogs for You

It’s a rare thing to witness the extinction of an entire class of animal. We weren’t around to see the dinosaurs disappear, and the dodo was just one species of bird — it’s not like all birds slowly disappeared. But according to many conservation scientists, that’s exactly what amphibians are facing: Frogs and others in […]

Computer Statistic Question

Anyone know or seen where I could find the average number of computers owned by US citizens over their lifetime? Technorati Tags: computers, statistic

Trump on Business

When buying a business, you can and should expect to make a return of at least 25 to 33 percent on your cash investment within the first year. Plus, you will have the opportunity to produce a steady personal cash flow, and you’ll be building value that will pay you handsomely when the day arrives […]

Interesting article on Google co-founder Sergey Brin

It takes a bit of searching to find Sergey Brin’s office at the Googleplex. Tucked away in a corner of Building #43 on this sprawling campus near the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, past rows of colorfully decorated cubicles and dorm-like meeting spaces, Office 211 has a nondescript exterior and sits far from the […]

Colder than Cold

Yesterday morning on the way to work my pickup gelled up. Had to get the fuel filter replaced to fix it. I must have got a bad batch of diesel when I filled the night before. (It was a 50/50 blend supposedly) This morning it was even colder (-26 F before windchill) but all is […]

Happy Valentines Day!

Worried about getting stuck with the tab for an expensive lobster dinner? Just show your date this page on how to shuck a lobster while still alive. That should either land you dateless or at White Castle… Technorati Tags: valentines day, lobster, shucking

The Price of War

I meant to write about this yesterday but kottke summed it up so great I think I will borrow his words on the subject: Nina Berman won a prize in the 2007 World Press Photo contest for this heartbreaking photo of a badly wounded Iraqi war veteran and his childhood sweetheart on their wedding day. […]