Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text

I’ve often wondered why I keep seeing the same pseudo-Latin text showing up in various demo applications and sites.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat…

Genuis ?= hard work

Paul Graham

… I suspect if you had the sixteen year old Shakespeare or Einstein in school with you, they’d seem impressive, but not totally unlike your other friends.

Which is an uncomfortable thought. If they were just like us, then they had to work very hard to do what they did. And that’s one reason we like to believe in genius. It gives us an excuse for being lazy. If these guys were able to do what they did only because of some magic Shakespeareness or Einsteinness, then it’s not our fault if we can’t do something as good.

I’m not saying there’s no such thing as genius. But if you’re trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.

Name that Candy Bar

Can you identify the candy bars with the cross-sections?

(via http://www.jimmyjett.com)

Tag Gmail Emails for auto-labeling

Pretty handy filtering functionality. Gmail apparently ignores anything after a ‘+’ in the email address.
You can append ‘+<anything>’ to your Gmail username and send yourself an email. Then you can create a filter to automatically apply a label to emails sent to <username>+<anything>@gmail.com.

Test Posting via Email

Just thought I’d test out this functionality.
I haven’t posted anything in a really long time, but being able to
post via email could just provide the convenience I need to be able to
post more often.