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I must say, although I don’t often play games, some of the FaceBook games are fun and some of them are highly addictive, in one I noticed some of my friends playing FarmVille they weren’t applying simple logic to their game play.
FarmVille is a level game, and with each level – gained by earning experience points (XP) – certain new crops are released. One of my friends, at level 24, has the following crops which are released and you can see that RaspBerries are the best to grow if you have enough time to play, these mature in 2 hours for an average profit of 13 gold, although for 10 gold and 1 XP you can best grow BlueBerries. The next are tomatoes or coffee depending on whether you have 8 hours or 16 hours until your next session. People who can only play once a day should grow Peppers.
Naturally this is so for level 24, but for your level you can also find your optimal crop with little difficulty. The table below is ordered as it comes out of the FarmVille Market.
Michiel Mol, known for his Spyker Formula One team, is creating a new service called Flogs. Flogs is an iCal service, which integrates into Google Calendar, Apple’s iCal and can even send updates to the CrackBerry. The service is similar to iCal World, although the former includes exclusive data which is tailored to the user.
I’m wondering what the business model is, possibly advertising.
The father of a friend of mine, a former journalist, started CutCommercials as an outlet for him to bitch about misleading or stupid adverts. A great idea, geared to the Dutch market where the word kut means cunt, although it is considered a far less profane than the English, more towards shit or crap.
With the integration of YouTube and some fixes to the forum it is sure to be a fun community to hang out with.
Gartner has a monthly podcast – Gartner Voice – where Gartner analysts share their insight on business and IT. Even if the subject of the podcast isn’t specifically relevant to your industry the analysts will usually be inclusive for listeners from all industries.
I usually listen to Gartner in the train.
Security Now is a weekly podcast by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. It usually lasts from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the week’s major security events or subject matter. I like the fact that they take the time to go more in depth into security news and subjects.
I’ve discovered many new products thanks to this show.
The RSA Podcast Speaking of Security is one of my favourite podcasts covering security, not just because they are my former employers. They cover many of the issues faced by enterprises, many of the subjects such as online fraud and privacy, enterprise data protection, authentication strategies, and government policy are covered from enterprise perspective.
It’s also a good source of discussion on RSA’s Conference