Archive for date: December 11, 2005

Terrible User Interface Design

December 11, 2005 | General, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, as a stop gap measure to replace my dead Philips DVP-642 DVD player, I went ahead and picked up a TruTech TT 320 DVD player ($34.95 from Target). It’s small, and plays VCD and SVCD (although not DivX like the Philips). I figured I will use it for a while until I figure out […]

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

December 11, 2005 | General, Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Went to see this last night with my wife Carmen, and all I can say is wow. Really well done. We both enjoyed it, although I thought that the pacing was initially a bit slow. Comparisons with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings are inevitable, and I must say: I found the effects to be […]

A really boring math trick…

December 11, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

This showed up on digg, but turned out to be one of the most absurdly transparent “math magic trick” I’d ever seen. Imagine that your 7 digit phone number was written as abc-defg. This trick says to: Enter abc into the calculator. Multiply by 80. (Accumulator now contains 80*abc) Add 1. (Accumulator now contains 80*abc+1) […]