Some very observant p&m readers (I don’t expect there were any) may have noticed a new page on the sidebar, Ex-Nocents Features.
For those not in the know, nocents was my previous main web project. Most of my web-present friends were involved, and we spent years amassing a huge pile of opinionated rubbish (and some slightly useful content). With the end of the site, I’ve made the decision to pull some of my features onto this site.
There are five, but I only want to highlight three here.
(1) Sexual Harassment – Integral Management Component
…I’m certain that at the base of all sexual harassment is an attempt by managers to enhance unitarist philosophy…
This was possibly the most popular (in terms of search results leading to the site) feature that was ever published. It was a result of a bet, like many good things in life.
(2) Flybuys Point Spending Analysis
…the lowest cost item, DVD’s (VHS is cheaper but less popular) have a monetary value per point of just 11 cents. The
most expensive item reviewed, the Zire Handheld PC has a monetary value per point of 22 cents, twice as much…
This feature was a rare example of me writing something that I generally believe was slightly less rediculous than everything else. The theory I developed here, that if you take the monetary cost of something (e.g. $100) and divide it by the cost in points (e.g. 500) you can get a value per point ($0.20) is one I still use today.
In our recent holiday to the snow, we could have spent flybuys on ski passes or accommodation. We used this theory to calculate the costs of the various options, and so used a lot of points, but ultimately saved a lot of money (over $300) by getting ski passes.
If there’s enough interest, I may do an update with more recent data.
(3) Will Online Gaming Addiction lead to Artificial Homeostasis?
…The thought occurred to me last night after listening to a presentation from my wife on the various means of administering pain medication (not a warning of things to come) that there may be a link between gaming addiction and ‘Matrix-like’ immersion in internet gaming…
Finally we have one of the more ridiculous concepts I’ve written about, but interesting anyway.