While perusing the internets, I ran across the following blogpost on about the TKE fraternity at the University of Washington. Being a UW fraternity alumnus myself, this posting made me laugh a little… Check it out below.

The TKE’s are actually a pretty good group of guys, I don’t know who this Nik guy is or why he decided to bash the TKE’s at UW. Strange.

Learn SQL Videos

I found the following video series on learning how to use SQL and have watched 9 of the 13 videos. The video series on SQL is inordinately helpful and really has taken me from knowing nothing about databases to being a solid beginner quickly. If you are interested in building your own web applications or doing anything else more in depth with computers, a knowledge of databases is a must. Watch the SQL video here:

“Associate Vice-President of Business Development”

… also known as “Salesman”.

My company now has decided to give all of it’s sales people the title of “Associate Vice-President of Business Development” apparently in an attempt to make them sound more important when they try to sell our products. I guess it makes sense since we are selling to high level customers, but still it is a little bit ridiculous.

New Favicon For Google

I just visited Google and noticed that something didn’t look quite right… then I looked up at the Favicon (the little icon next the page title on the top bar) and discovered it was different!

Here is Google’s new favicon:

Google New Favicon

The Favicon is that little icon to the right of

I don’t remember what their old favicon was. Does anyone know what Google’s original favicon was?

Best. Marketing. Ever.

Zivity, a new subscription based social community, just had their CEO do an interview to try to build interest in their product offerings. Standard boring stuff usually. Except when the interview is conducted by an outrageous puppet and your CEO is a hot 20-something that TAKES HER TOP OFF!!! Watch the video to find out more!

World’s First Billion Dollar Home Owner- Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal, the fifth wealthiest man on earth and founder of petrochemical titan Reliance Industries, is building a new home for his wife… a home worth nearly two billion dollars! Lakshmi Mittal is building the 27 story skyscraper because his beautiful wife Nita Ambani requested it. The billion dollar home will be over 500 feet high and will contain 400,000 square feet of interior space. The billion dollar home being build by Lakshmi Mittal will have no two floors that are alike. Lakshmi Mittal has a giant team of designers and architect tasked with the goal of building a skyscraper with a completely different look on every single floor. Building a billion dollar home like this takes wealth beyond imagining… did Lakshmi Mittal earn that much cash through hard work and innovation or did he use corruption in government to take it? I will do a blog post on that soon.

In the meantime, what do my readers think of Lakshmi Mittal’s new billion dollar home?

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