The Small-Margin Movement

From the Washington Post

By altering the printing margin preference for Microsoft Word documents from the standard 1.25 inches to 0.75 inch, Americans can save a whole lot of paper — and trees, and money.

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Oh dear

UBS makes biggest quarterly loss in banking history.


Trappatoni has been chosen as the new Ireland manager. At least he seems much better than all of the other rumoured candidates and should provide some interesting times for Irish football in the next couple of years.

TripIt is awesome

Brilliant tip from Joel on Software about a new travel service called TripIt. I just tried it myself and the only issue I can see is that it doesn’t show dates in non-US format. I was surprised that it managed to parse a pdf attachment from Lufthansa and get all of the details right.

Joel explains very succinctly how it works.

It’s kind of magical. You don’t have to fill out lots of little fields with all the details, because they’ve done a lot of work to parse those confirmation emails correctly… it worked flawlessly for my upcoming trip to Japan.

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