Month: August 2012

  • The Statistics on Link Rot

    By sampling 4,200 random URLs spanning a 14 year period,┬áMaciej Ceg┼éowski, the creator of┬ábookmarking website┬áPinboard.in, decided to gather statistics on the extent of link rot and how it progressed across time. Interested in finding out if there is some sort of ‘half life of links’, he found instead that it is a fairly linear, fast…

  • Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Tips and Rules: An Economist’s Take on Eating Out

    When it comes to finding, ordering, and eating at ethnic restaurants there’s only one place to look for advice: economist Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide. I’ve mentioned Cowen’s guide before (if only in passing), but it’s time I dedicated a post to this treasure trove of dining advice and, especially, the tips from Cowen’s General…