Wednesday, October 24, 2007

latitude and longitude

just a quick reference, since i looked these things up due to some unknown ip addresses on our server at work.
latitude is east west location, ranging from 180°W to 180°E (which in fact are the same point =): between russia and alaska
0° latitude is in london

longitude is north south location and has the same range values as latitude 180N to 180S
0° longitude is obviously the equator

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 salute: interesting way to confirm your account

If you wish to change your password, you will need to provide a salute – a salute is a current photo of yourself holding a handwritten sign containing your friend id (located in the web address bar after “friendid=”.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Noen har hørt på 640506 låter (siden 15 juli 2007)

i saw this on nrk's urørt tonight and i just had to laugh =):
"Noen har hørt på 640506 låter (siden 15 juli 2007), lagt opp 0 låter, skrevet 251348 innlegg og 0 anmeldelser i gjestebøkene."

when somebody there who doesn't log in does something they are called "Noen"
the "lagt opp 0 låter" part is funny too because you can't upload stuff unless you're logged in... =)

Friday, October 5, 2007

profit-generating ideas from usa

i'm on vacation in the states and am noticing all the different ways different places, like disney world, make money...
1. take your pictures with somebody or something and pay to have it developed
2. exit rides through the gift shop
3. pay to feed the dolphins or get closer to the animals than other people get to be
4. sell towels at the shamu show
5. sell cool light toys and things that appeal to children
6. sell umbrellas when it's raining
7. offer to take free pictures (and give 1 picture away for free) and then offer to sell a frame to go along with the pictures and also give the person a code they can use to go on the internet with and view and order all the other pictures (without watermark) they took of your child
8. you can pay a fee to make your otherwise expirable (2 weeks) disney world tickets unexpirable
9. rent buggies to people with children

to be continued...