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November 29, 2006

Goldbox RSS Feed

If you haven't noticed, Amazon's Gold Box has been redesigned. Now there's a "Deal of the Day" and a number of other, smaller deals and a bunch of personalized deals, as well. I have to say that I think I like this version better than the last, in which you had to page through a number of deals in a take-it-or-leave-it sort of way. My problem is that I forget to check what today's deal is, and may miss out on something, like last week's 12-pack of Pirate Booty snacks or yesterday's case of Wonka Nerds candy. To alleviate that problem, I repurposed a script I had sitting around to create an unofficial Gold Box Deal of the Day RSS Feed. Hopefully something official and more functional will be officially created by Amazon, but in the mean time, feel free to subscribe to this.

Subscribe to the Unofficial Gold Box Feed

November 16, 2006

Tuition Increases

I was doing some random web browsing tonight and ended up back on a page at my alma mater, Case Western Reserve University, or CWRU (actually, it's not CWRU any more, it's just Case, due to lame marketing reasons). Tuition has gone up over $10,000 dollars since my freshman year (see the data). It went from $16,300 in 1995-96 to $26,500 in 2004-05, for an increase of 63%.

Holy crap.