Women Geeks is a new website me and some other girls have been working on around here to feature some of the internets most brightest and talented women in technology and science. We choose the name Women Geeks after about a entire night of searching for available domain names to buy. Then finding an affordable host was the next task, which we did the same night. Not wanting to deal with FTP issues and also wanting the website to be web standards compliant we went with server company that had fantastico pre installed so we could put a WordPress blog on the website so anyone could add information from where ever they were and whatever computer they were on as long as they had the login and pass. We have still not decided on a theme for the website and after much debate have decided to create our own theme instead of using a free theme or a paid theme from somewhere else. And that is where we are today or should I say tonight, designing the theme from the new Women Geeks website. We are going to go with a 4 column theme and plan on having it ready by the end of next week but for now we need to decide on the placemnt of the Header Footer Sidebar and Posts but we are also wanting to add Flickr or Photobucket slides and probably a YouTube or Google video slide as well. Anyways wanted to give everyone a heads up on the upcoming night, any questions leave them here.
Got many invites to alot of differnt parties this Spring but my favorite invite comes from my friends over seas to the 420 party every year in Amsterdam. Not to many moments in the world can compare to the one minute that happens in this great town and from what I hear all around the world on April 20th at 4:20 p.m of any year. Have not had much time to blog due to the unbelievable amount of work I have had to finish at the office but wanted to blog a little bit today to let everyone know I am still alive in kicking. I ve been selected to host the womens night this week and welcome all those ladies in our lclub to my home this weekend to check out some new gadgets and gizmos and my new flat screen television. Everyone that comes make sure to bring something a bag of chips or 12 pack of soda or whatevers clever. I will order a 6 foot sub from subway like last time and have plenty space for everyone to sit back and relax but make sure to bring your own laptops so we can all LAN. See you all there in Amsterdam
My friend the other day was talking about this new form of advertising called QR Codes and I had no idea what she was talking about so I had her explain it to me and this is what she said.” QR Codes are codes that allow cell phones to scan the code and the phone adds information based on the code or take you to a website or a bunch of other things and this form of advertising is huge in Asia but I have never heard about it in America until my friend who is from Japan said something about it. Wikipedia has a great article about QR Codes is is worth a read if you want to better understand what they are.
Well since Google and the other search engines do not want companies to sell text links, and with Apollo soon to come out and the mobile internet on the rise I think we will start to see alot of advertisiong companies switching to Flash based or AJAX based ads in order not to upset the search engines and lose the traffic from them. Not to say that other people in companies now and in the future will not sell text links ads but why would you want to upset any of the search engines by selling text link ads if your relying on them to bring you traffic and money. Me and a couple of friends are thinking of putting together a company called Flashtising which would sell Flash ads for high traffic websites at first but then plan to offer lower traffic sites advertising oppurtunities as we progress.The thing that makes Apollo so great is that even if the server is down on our end the ads can keep running on the clients end one thing I had hoped for when Macromedia was around and every once and awhile heard a rumor about it coming out, but when Adobe bought them out I knew it was going to be sometime before it was released so I put plans on the backburner for quite sometime but thanks to the great people over at Adobe it looks like I will be able to start another company. Any web designers out there with Flash skills looking for a job please contact me A.S.A.P I looking to hire four of five designers and you can work from home just need a web camera.
By Sara Goudarzi
“That high school math problem with a page-long solution was a cakewalk compared to a recent mathematics answer that would ink an area the size of Manhattan if written out in small print.
A total of 18 mathematicians and computer scientists from several countries worked for four years to successfully map the inner working of E8 one of the most complicated structures in math, a 248-dimensional object. The findings were reported today by the American Institute of Mathematics.
“E8 was discovered over a century ago, in 1887, and until now, no one thought the structure could ever be understood,” said project leader Jeffrey Adams, a mathematician at the University of Maryland. “This groundbreaking achievement is significant both as an advance in basic knowledge, as well as a major advance in the use of large-scale computing to solve complicated mathematical problems.”
The mapping of E8, according to researchers, may very well have unforeseen implications in mathematics and physics which wont be evident for years to come.
Underlying symmetrical objects such as spheres and cylinders is something called a Lie group”a mathematical group invented by the 19th century Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie to study symmetry. E8 is an example of a Lie group.
“This is an exciting breakthrough,” said Peter Sarnak, a researcher at Princeton University. “Understanding and classifying the representations of E8 and Lie groups has been critical to understanding phenomena in many different areas of mathematics and science, including algebra, geometry, number theory, physics and chemistry. This project will be invaluable for future mathematicians and scientists.”
The result of E8 and all its representations is 60 gigabytes in size, enough to store 45 continuous days of music in MP3 format. In comparison, the Human Genome Project holding the entire genetic code of a cell is less than a gigabyte in size.”
A really great success story click on the Headline to read the entire article via Live Science