Warren Buffet’s Annual Letter to Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway

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Every year, Warren Buffet pens one of the most honest letters on market conditions to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, a NYSE traded holding company. Mr. Buffet’s experience and humor makes this one of the most anticipated publications for thousands of investment professionals and individual investors alike. His track record speaks for itself and no, we don’t currently own shares.

Buffet once said he’d never invest in a tech company but bought 100 shares of Microsoft so he would get their annual report. His friendship with Bill Gates transcends the bridge game they share, he will leave all of his money to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Buffet’s 2009 letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (.pdf)

Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Yes, we still have Olympic fever. Steven Heller of the New York Times narrates a brief history of the evolution of Olympic symbols.

New York Times Interactive

via The Big Picture

HWMonitor Tracks Fan Speeds, Temperatures and More

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HWMonitor, a tiny app, lists sensor hardware on your computer. Fan speeds, battery voltage, hard drive/chip/video card temps and more. From the same folks that brought to you the great CPU-Z.             All windows versions including 64bit.

 

HWMonitor v1.15

Flagfox Shows the Country Flag of a Website’s Server, WHOIS and much more (Firefox)

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Firefox extension Flagfox will show a map of the current page’s web server, it’s WHOIS information, Alexa rank, translation, reputation and a great deal more (Sverige above).

Flagfox v4.0.2 Firefox extension

Black Chrome App Icons

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Neat collection of icons by Crufix @ DA. Check out the gallery for additional internet, Adobe, OS, MS Office icons of the same style. Perfect for a dock or quick launch and very slick indeed.

Icons by Crufix

Watch the Olympics Live ! (other sports too)

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Video streaming site FromSport offers links to popular sporting events, all live.

FromSport.com

LoadOrder Lists in What Order Device Drivers Load at Startup

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If you were ever curious to see which drivers load and when at startup, this tiny app, weighing in at a whopping 43kb, will do the trick. That’s pretty much it. Works with 32bit versions of XP and Vista, we also tested on 7 as seen above.

Download LoadOrder v1.0 from Technet (Sysinternals)

New van Gogh painting discovered

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This news is not hi-tech but fascinating nonetheless.

Read about it via the AP

The Network Map in Windows 7 – both fun & useful

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It turns out the network map is not only a fun way to see which computers are connected to your network, but it can also display useful information. If you want to know more, check out the link below.

The Network Map – Access Your Network Computers in a Fun Way

Monitor System Uptime with Task Manager

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Open Task Manager and click the Performance tab.




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