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Mar 14

Happy Pi Day

Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in Internet, Misc


Google celebrated Pi Day 2010 with a special Pi Day doodle.

A few facts about Pi:

  • Pi is the symbol for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
  • Pi = 3.1415926535…
  • Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal
  • March 14 is also Albert Einstein’s birthday
Mar 13

The Google Story

Posted on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Internet, video

A very creative look at Google’s 11 year history.

“From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Google Wave, StreetView and Chrome.”

Mar 8

Monday Challenge – Because I Can

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 in Internet, Monday Challenge

because i can, originally uploaded by elisabethsarah.

Complete the following sentence:

“I __________, because I CAN.”

May 18

Wolfram|Alpha Finally Launches!

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 in Internet, Tools

WolframAlpha is not just your ordinary search engine. Rather than scouring the web and returning relevant links, Wolfram|Alpha is a “computational knowledge engine” that specializes in data – and lots of it.  Easy to use, you simply enter a calculation or free-form question in the search box.  Using built-in algorithms and data collections, Wolfram|Alpha attempts to provide a solution.

For instance, if you were looking for information on probability, typing in “Probability 4 heads 1 tail” would get you much more than a list of links on probability.


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With the ability to calculate more advanced mathematical formulas , generate a variety of graphs and charts, and download it all in PDF format, Wolfram|Alpha is a data junkie’s dream come true.

For more on what Wolfram|Alpha is capable of doing, be sure to check out the screencast, examples, and visual gallery.