Sweet Somethings!

A friend of mine, Mike,  just announced the opening of  his online store: Kai's Candy Company. I love the look of their site. Their Handmade Japanese candies are unique here in the States. They are currently offering Obama and McCain candies for the 2008 political season. I really need to find out what that super secret surprise candy is too!

Mike and I worked together at Penn. When he came for his interview, he thought we were looking for a perl programmer because that was what he was told by the recruiting agency. We were actually looking for someone with python experience of which he had little to none of at the time. I'm so glad that didn't get in the way of him getting the job because it was my pleasure to work with him. I hope his new venture is a sweet success!


Netflix Disappointment

Netflix recently announced that it was removing a feature from its service. It happens to be a feature that my family relies on. They say the decision is final and there's no indication that they plan to replace it. That said, we dropped two dvds from out account today and we'll drop the rest when they go through with it if not sooner. At least they made that part easy!

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This American $152,000

I listen to the This American Life podcast each week and the program has recently started asking for donations to cover their bandwidth costs of $152,000 a year. It seems like a waste of money when things like bittorrent and Amazon S3 exist in the world. I guess they opted for good and fast from their list of three options.