UPDATE: This is now an archived page. New “Tips” ought to go onto the “T2″ page here:
Just a place to post interesting things you notice that are of interest. While I’m mostly interested in things having to do with:
Making money, usually via trading
Weather and climate
Quakes, Volcanoes, and other Earth Sciences
Current economic and political events
(often as those last three have impact on the first one…)
And just about any ‘way cool’ interesting science or technology
You can also look at the list of “Categories” on the right hand side and get an idea of any other broad area of interest.
This ought not to be seen as a “limit” on what is “interesting”, more as a “focus list” with other things that are interesting being fair game as well.
At some point (probably in the far future) the comment list here may end up longer than WordPress handles gracefully (about 1000 IMHO). When that happens, I’ll “retire” the thread and name it something like “T1″ and open a new one.
The reason for this is simple. Folks like to point out interesting things that are not the topic of a given posting. Then later when I have time to “follow up” I can’t always find what posting it was on… so I lose the link. This will be “interesting ideas” in one place where I can find them more easily.
With that in mind, I’d like to keep the “chatter” about a given “tip” to a minimum (so the thread takes longer to fill up… and I can put off that “archive” day). Things like “Gee, that’s interesting” are “chatter” on this thread (while may be encouragement on others ;-) while things like “Oh, and this link too: http… ” are “added tips”… (No, I won’t be enforcing this with a giant hammer… and folks making comments of the form “I think that’s broken because of FOO as noted here: http…” are not “chatter” so much as “depth”.
OK, if I’ve not totally confused the whole issue with that, we’ll see how this works out…