Stanford AI Class

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I’m taking the Stanford AI Class, which started about 6 weeks ago. It’s been eye opening and it’s also a welcomed challenge. This is essentially an online version of the AI class that they teach at Stanford. This is the first time that they are trying an online version that is open to all. They have over 85,000 students enrolled. I’m a bit behind on the lectures because of the arrival of baby Maya. So, I should stop blogging and get back to the class!

“Cause Related” online games.

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Here’s a game on par with the Rice Game that donates/takes action when you play the game.

What superhero am I?

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Your results:
You are The Flash

The Flash
Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
Iron Man
Fast, athletic and flirtatious.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

How much does a sheet of paper weigh?

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

OK…it’s late and I’m trying to prepare for my trip to the Post Office tomorrow. I hate waiting on lines, I don’t have a postal scale, and I’m trying to figure out how much postage to put on my letter. I have 4 sheets of 8.5 x 11 copy paper in a regular envelope…let’s say the envelope weighs the same as a sheet of paper…so I need to figure out how much 5 sheets of paper weigh. :)

Performing a quick Google search, I came across this site.

Basically, the weight of the paper that is listed on the ream(500 sheets) is the weight of 500 sheets of 17″ x 22″ paper (not 8.5 x 11) !
So, from one sheet of 17 x 22, you get four sheets of 8.5 x 11. This means that a ream of 20 pound 8.5 x 11 paper actually weighs only 5 lbs.

5 lbs x 16 oz/lb /500 sheets…one sheet of paper weighs 0.16 ounces
.Check out the USPS Domestic Postage Calculator.

So my postage should be $0.39 because I’m a tad under 1 ounce…but just in case my paper is of a heavier weight, I put $0.63 postage on the envelope…enough for 2 ounces.