RSS Feeds for EDGAR Filings

RSS Feeds for EDGAR Filings

I found this is a sweet little service that will save me the cost of a 10Kwizard subscription. It searches the EDGAR database and creates a custom RSS feed that displays the SEC filings made by a specific company. The search string is by CIK, but the author made a sweet little search box that will look up the CIK for you. This is now my favorite investing tool.

Building Stonehenge – This Man can Move Anything

Found this video through Mixx. Wally Wallington demonstrates how the stones of Stonehenge could have been transported and erected with fewer people than you might think. He stands a 19,000 lb. block on its end by himself using only leverage and gravity.

It’s the Great Server, Chuck and Kreg! – A Friends in Tech Halloween Special

Slated for release on October 24th, it’s the annual Technology-themed Halloween Special presented by Friends in Tech.

“It’s the Great Server Chuck and Kreg!”

Convinced that the Great Server will be making its yearly appearance, Kreg refuses to go Trick-or-Treating with the rest of the FiT gang and instead pulls an all-nighter waiting for the Great Server to “…rise up out of the server farm and brings technology to all the good geeks around the world.”

Written by Douglas E. Welch and the Members of Friends in Tech

Charlie Munger – USC Law School Commencement

Found this through the MSN Berkshire Hathaway Mailing List. Charlie’s pearls of wisdom are always worth a read.

Charlie Munger – USC Law School Commencement

I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you.

Child Safety Online Flier

FiT Child Safety Online Flier

A friend of mine has put together an educational flier on resources parents and caregivers can use to ensure that their children use the Internet safely. Topics range from cyber-bullying, blogging and street smarts for web surfing. There are also links to the popular free security software packages and office suites. And, last but not least, there are links to a couple of family friendly podcasts.

Link to flier

GPS photo tagging experiment

I recently bought a Garmin eTrex Vista Cx and like every new toy, I’ve got to play with it until something breaks. Until then, I’ll squeeze in some useful work. Using Robogeo to geocode the location info onto my photos, I’ve assembled a quick and dirty Google Map page. Most of these are just some shots taken from the car at various intersections to see if the location is close enough for more detailed uses.

Click here to go to map

Here’s some thumbnails of the pics I took. They link to the originals, which are rather large, especially the photostitched ones.

Here's R2D2

Amana & Kanunu St.

Amana & Makaloa St.


Penny bridges

I first saw coin structures like the ones a couple of years ago, but it’s still a fascination for me. Like an arch, these only things holding the structure together is gravity and friction. But unlike that most ancient architectural element, there is no strategically placed keystone. These coin structures are also much more easy to build because the structure is relatively stable during construction.

I like the way this guy kept stacking more columns of coins on a bridge spanning three coin diameters. It’s amazing when you think about how the load is carried to the ground. Notice that in the picture before collapse, the bottom-most penny at midspan doesn’t appear to be carrying any of the load above it.