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How to Name to your Product or Company

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Over on Answer My Searches, I recently mentioned Yould, the pronounceable name generator as an interesting method for devising new names for products.
Here’s another interesting method for coming up with a clever name from this Wikipedia article:
The name “Samba” was arrived at by running the Unix command grep through the system dictionary looking for words […]

Utility Mill - Make Your Own Utilities - Call to Action

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Have you ever needed to write a quick program or calculator? Have you ever had a problem that would be trivial to write a program for, but you still didn’t do it because you didn’t want the overhead of planning the interface, setting up version control, creating a GUI, distributing it to different systems, […]

There’s a 60.9% Chance Interest Rates Won’t Change Next Month - Bayesian Classification of Fed Statements

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I remember hearing in an Economics class long ago that the Federal Reserve has to give hints to the public about future interest rate changes since surprising financial markets is usually a bad thing.
I got to wondering recently if there were certain key words the Fed might use in its statements to warn the markets […]