Archive for March, 2007

The Fox is Eating Lunch!

March 20, 2007

The Google Personalized Homepage is becoming more personalized. Google released 6 themes with which you can skin the homepage. The available options are Beach, Bus Stop, City Scape, Sweet Dreams, Tea House, and Seasonal Scape:
The cool thing about these themes is that they change the scenery of your homepage depending on the time of day and the weather. You simply type in your zip code, and Google does all the rest.

I chose the Tea House them. As I write this post over my lunch break, the fox is eating lunch:

Water Bridge

March 20, 2007

Check out this bridge.

It took 6 years and 500 million euros to build! At 918 meters long, this is the largest water bridge. It was built over the Elbe River in Magdeburg, Germany.

I found a neat trivia question about the bridge: Did that bridge have to be designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic, or just the weight of the water?

It only needs to be designed to withstand the weight of the water! Why? A ship always displaces an amount of water that weighs the same as the ship, regardless of how heavily a ship may be loaded. Neat, huh?

J2ME on T-Mobile MDA

March 16, 2007

Has anyone been successful writing a J2ME application and getting it to work on a T-Mobile MDA?