BestBuy Secret Website to cheat Customers BestBuy confirmed that it maintained a secret intranet website that could be accessed only from inside a store to cheat customers by not giving them the advertised price on BestBuy.com for products. I love this part “After making sure the computer is turned on, employees should click twice on the Yahoo Internet icon and then type in BestBuy.com.” Then the hoax is complete. This increases my faith in the bastards….ha!
Kiva.org – Loans that change lives: Wow, what a wonderful and philanthropical concept! I am not sure how the authors of the site determine the loan applicants, but from the looks (if they were not fraudulent) you could make a difference with just a few hundred dollars to the lives of people that really need your help. Anyone have any dealings with this site?
Google to Put a Research Center in Michigan Nice. Finally some nice work environments in the close vicinity.
Blog it, Toledo Exclusive online article(s) from the Toledo Free Press on blogging, bloggers and blogs from the Toledo area.
Lala – Trade your old CDs What a wonderful idea to make use of all of those old CDs though I am afraid most of mine will not be wanted by anyone. From their site: “Once you decide to start trading, you only pay for CDs received from your Want List. There are no hidden costs or monthly fees. Every CD you receive costs only $1 plus a standard shipping charge of $0.75. The number of CDs you receive will depend on how many CDs you ship to other members.” My only question is if everyone is waiting for someone to want their CDs, how does the process get started? I might try it out some weekend when I have a few free hours.
The complex dynamics of babies and pets We have dogs and we are going to have babies soon. I also know that Jennifer and I want to continue to have dogs in the house throughout our lives, so this might be a good article for future reading.
Snacksby: Tell us whats in your pantry Tell us whats in your pantry and we will tell you what to cook. Nice, thanks Lifehacker.
Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router – Lifehacker Personal bookmark to hack a Linksys WRT54GL to work better. Lots of pages out there to hack it, but Lifehacker is as always, very succint and complete.
Pet Translating Cellphone Service Use a cellphone service (spelled, lots of dollahs) to translate your pets’ well being to language you can understand. Consequently, you can also translate your own words to barks and wines that your pet will understand.
Switch desktops on a Mac with a smack This is really cool! Switch between displays on a Mac by smacking the monitor and using some code that uses the Mac laptops built in motion sensor. Awesome code and even more awesome innovation at work.
Kolkata beats Bangalore & Hyderabad put together in Crorepathi numbers Rural India has a larger crorepati density than urban India. Nice.
Security/Hacking applications that run on a USB flash drive Personal bookmark.
The Top Ten Lies of Engineers Guy pokes fun at engineers and tries to analyze their verbiage. In spite of the salacious seriousness of the article, it points out the underlying and sometimes debilitating seperation between engineering and marketing in an organization. Marketing departments need to employ their own engineers and engineering departments need to employ a couple of marketers to keep things in sync. Personally, I disagree with some of the generalizations, but I am sure so will a bunch of other engineers. Interesting read nonetheless.