Stanford AI-Class Week 3 mixed with Halloween Preparation

Would a cookbook of one sentence recipes work? For example, “Bake at 350 to 375 until done (about 15 minutes) place pieces of asparagus on a baking sheet over a sheet of foil tossed with salt, pepper, EVOO, and covered in lemon slices.”

The publishing arm of the Royal Society (the world’s oldest scientific publisher) has decided to build a searchable online repository of publications.

I have been wondering about online content delivery.

  1. WSJ
  2. USA Today
  3. LA Times
  4. Google News?

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p>I have been trying to figure out the best method to display webpages on my Sony Bravia. TiVo does not really provide a web browser and my PS3 barely has a functional web browser.

My Saturday will involve watching college football and homework

I started by looking for an eatery that had house specialties of either sesame beef or orange beef. However, the proprietor at Wok In Wok Out in Colorado Springs, Colorado really does adhere to their delivery area. Andy from Chicago suggested compromising by offering to meet the delivery driver at the delivery area boundary. Andy’s suggestion was innovative. However, my only opportunity to vote within the community of commerce involves my spending choices. If the proprietor does not want to deliver, then the proprietor missed out on a new line of business. As part of my enhanced Saturday football watching experience I have decided not to leave the house.

I did write at least one tweet on Twitter: @centurylink What’s up with the corporate decision to deny customers access to @ESPN3 without any explanation or plan for action? I really don’t want to switch from CenturyLink to Xfinity, but you’re making it hard to be a customer.

Other than ESPN3, what is the best internet option for watching college football games? I’m willing to pay for a quality service, but I have no interest in subscribing to cable/satellite television.

Fortunately, ABC will be broadcasting the Stanford University football game against the University of Southern California (USC) tonight.

Staying up late to celebrate World Series game 7 night

Armed with a Philly cheese steak sandwich from Taste of Philly and a beverage, I sat down to watch game seven of the World Series featuring the Texas Rangers versus the St. Louis Cardinals. During the game, I found myself reading the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and running the washing machine. I stopped actively collecting baseball cards over a decade ago. My sports trading card collection gradually transitioned from baseball to football. Recently, I have started to bid on a fair number of Beckett Grading Services (BGS) rated autographed football cards. The market on BGS autographed cards has fallen on hard times. While the current economic situation has decimated prices for sellers, anybody who is considering buying up a few player autographed cards can do so relatively cheaply on eBay.

I’m reading the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Thanks to TWIG, I was listening to Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis talk about the nature of dead documents (traditional publications) versus building a dynamic (maybe unified/standardized) digital content presentation medium. At the same time, the hosts were talking about Walter Isaacson’s new book about Steve Jobs. The time honored publication of books in paper form is not dead. Economics happen. Industries change. Watershed events or ideas can inspire the public to share a common focus. For example, reading or talking about the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson will become a shared experience for millions of people around the globe. Depending on the quality of the book over time a degree of intergenerational conversation could be inspired by Isaacson’s words.

Lingering Pre-Order Kindle Fire Questions

Ok. So I have a bunch of lingering questions about the Kindle Fire. My Kindle Fire has been pre-ordered and I am just waiting for the unit to arrive.

  1. Will the Kindle Fire get the Android market?
  2. Will somebody extract the Android market code from the developer SDK and install that open source package as an APK on the Kindle Fire?
  3. What happens when you visit https://market.android.com from the Silk browser?
  4. Will the market stop Kindle Fire users from downloading applications?