I have always been really bad at really simple games, like the ones where there are generally sound mathematical strategies for playing the optimal game. I'd like to compile a little mental rolodex of simple games and their solutions so I can feel smugly superior to any small children who seek to challenge me. [more inside]
As a recent graduate, how can I engineer my life to maximize happiness, financial security, and independence (in that order)? What choices did you make that led to suboptimal outcomes in these areas, and what would you do differently given another chance? [more inside]
Help! I'm going to be hit with an enormous number of visitors and my iWeb website makes dumb .png decisions!
Is there any way to make iWeb name my image files something other than shapeimage_1.png, shapeimage_2.png, etc? Alternately, is there any way to make iWeb reuse images instead of reloading a copy of each image for every page it's on? [more inside]
I need to work my butt off, burn the candle at both ends, turn on the afterburners, etc etc. I can work just fine, but I don't know how to be that guy who puts in 16 hour days and sleeps on a cot in his office. How do I become that guy? [more inside]
What are some tips and techniques to take advantage of 15-30 minutes of free time here and there to get things done? [more inside]
Air fare is silly high right now. I'm planning to go abroad in August for about six months; help me strategize on ticket costs... [more inside]
there's a blog post somewhere out there about the good that can come of, instead of trying to do clever things, simply avoiding doing stupid things. anyone know who posted it?
Hoping for reliable info on appropriate care and management of modern SSD drives. [more inside]
What king of optimization problems exits in SAP? [more inside]
MySQL issue: Even though my desktop should blow my server away hardware wise, it's struggling for some unknown reason on a set of similar queries suddenly, where it didn't before. Details inside: [more inside]
How do I find an accurate list of do follow blogs? These are blogs which do not have the rel=no follow tag on their comment posts links. [more inside]
What is the optimal and proper format for naming e-commerce product images for the purposes of SEO? [more inside]
SEO Filter: My boss has asked me for a blue sky list of SEO tools. What are your favorites? (more details inside) [more inside]
Is SEO worth paying for? [more inside]
I want to learn how to build and modify websites. I eventually want to look into selling things or writing books for some of the websites i build. Also would like to learn how web optimization works on a website, and learn how to optimize and link websites. I am computer savvy, but don't know any programing language. Any idea how I would get started?
What is the best way to split up my Wordpress installation to make it lightning fast? [more inside]
Maximizing a function over orthogonal matrices, or: solving polynomial order 2 systems. Help me out or point me to a better forum / listhost. [more inside]
SEO filter: What's this about getting descriptive domain names for forwarding? [more inside]
DataVisualizationFilter: How can I best visualize the results of my combinatorial optimization problem? I'm trying to solve an n-dimensional discrete optimization problem using some metaheuristic algorithms. More details behind the cut. [more inside]
Looking for resources to help me understand material from an intermediate microeconomics course. Notes, practice problems, simplified explanations, anything would help. [more inside]
Disagreement with co-web developer about speed difference of height and width specified in image tags as opposed to in the css
I am having a disagreement with a co-web developer I'm working with. He's insisting that having image width and height specified for images in the image tags is going to make an enormous difference in how fast this database driven site will render, while I feel that having the height and width called in the css for these images is enough. The site is very fast. [more inside]
Are there any plug-ins for Firefox similar to the concept of "spaces" on Apple Leopard? For those not familiar with Spaces, I'm looking for a plug-in that will optimize my Firefox browser for different tasks, in other words, show certain bookmarks, plug-ins, etc.. while hiding others, depending on what task I'm doing at the time. Perhaps I have one set of plug-ins and bookmarks just for business tasks and another for entertainment, etc... This would be of GREAT benefit to me. I'm sure you all know how cluttered a browser can get when you do a lot of internet activities.
Algorithmfilter: I have a set of tasks and a set of workers. Tasks vary in size. Each task can be done by only some of the workers. How can I find a mapping from tasks to workers that minimizes the load on the the heaviest-loaded worker, and assigns all the work? [more inside]
I've got the skills and knowledge, mostly, but I'd like to get a better workflow with PHP/MySQL development. [more inside]
I am attempting to configure caching on an Apache server. I have it right for the most part, but.....I would like to prevent browsers from even checking the server once files like images are in the browser cache until an expiry date is exceeded. [more inside]
Can you recommend a forum on Search Engine Optimization? [more inside]
In the office we’ll be moving to soon, we’ll have about 50 desks, and almost that many workers to be assigned to them. How can we optimize who’s assigned to each desk so that as many workers as possible are as pleased as possible with their desk assignment? [more inside]
Help me optimize a list in Excel. (Excel gurus welcome!) [more inside]
given a set of points from an n dimensional metric space, construct a surface of minimal volume which contains these points. [more inside]
So, I got a new 320GB internal ATA hard drive, hooked it up as a slave to my 80GB hard drive, and put all my video, music, and photos on the new 320GB drive. Then, problems arise: when I'm downloading things onto the new drive (via BitTorrent), the computer stutters and is generally slow. Also, when opening and saving photos (~300MB TIFFs) in Photoshop, it takes an eternity. Is there a better way to configure my system on the hard drives? [more inside]
OptimizationFilter: I need to maximize a function of about ten variables. I can only approximate the value of this function at any point, by running a simulation which takes about a minute of computation time. [more inside] [more inside]
I've a site that ranks very well on Google, but is nowhere to be found in Yahoo! It seems to be doing a lot of correct things to get a strong Google listing, but with Yahoo - what can I do?
I'm about to set up a database (pet science project) that has about 200 million records consisting of about 50 mostly-numeric fields. Is mysql up to this task? If not, what is? And since many fields are null, how can it be optimized to consume the least possible disk space? I'm worried about bloat eating up my 100 GB drive.
Two mathematical syntax questions--one easy, one astoundingly maybe not so complex [more inside]
Search engine optimization... I'm happy to buy a book, but are they worth it? Do I really need to know more than the basic best-practices for Google? [more inside]