Author Archives: admin

How come more people have allergies, and what can be done?

There are lots of possible reasons for this increase. Here are my pet theories Read more »

Your questions answered #2

Question: What is one number that’s divisible by everything? and Question: What number is divisible by all 9 numbers 1 to 9? Read more »

13 ways to fix the world

For 13 straight weeks I have written a post on How to fix the world. This week, I thought I would pause, and list out a table of contents for what I have written so far. Read more »

How to spy on the spies

Some of the most expensive and secretive spy activity takes place in broad daylight. Read more »

How to signal 100 miles without the aid of electricity. What is a heliograph?

The most astonishing of them is the immense distance at which the flash can be seen bright and distinct Read more »

How do you make money in a world without copyright?

Someone at ask.metafilter.com is wondering about a world without copyright. My answer was that Read more »

How to embed SVG in a webpage so even Internet Explorer can view it

All major web browsers support displaying SVG to some extent, except Interet Explorer (IE). The svgweb project comes to the rescue. Read more »

How to find files on Windows 7 with the advanced search

Windows 7 no longer has the easy search wizard I am used to Read more »

Two secrets to happiness

To be happy, you must keep two parts of you happy. There is the immediate experience, and there is the remembered self. Read more »

The secret to engineering success; How to fix the world #M

Imagine you are a benevolent dictator. You want your country, and your people to succeed. How can you make that happen? You can’t just order that it be true. Read more »