Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saying Goodbye: Last Days

Saying goodbye isn't any easier for a writer it seems but she can out into better words than I can about saying farewell to Mrs. Kimble…

"And there is no kindness to Squeak — and no respect for his lifelong, considerable dignity — in trying to keep him around any longer in hopes that things will magically get better. Here as elsewhere, entropy is running."

Read Last days: Out of Ambit

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

James Fallows of The Atlantic Discusses Birth Certificate Idiocracy

[...] if "actual knowledge" mattered, the number of people who thought Obama was foreign-born would approach zero by next week — with exceptions for illiterates, the mentally disabled, paranoid schizophrenics, etc. My guess is that the figures will barely change. 

Read all of "On the Birth Certificate Idiocracy"  by James Fallows @The Atlantic:

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Testing 123

Hello world.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Evesdropping Tweets

Overheard at library: "What's a Narnia?" "It's about a lion that's Jesus."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not Just Smart, Super Smart

According to our bus driver, your PG&E SmartMeter knows 'everything
you do in your house.'

Quite A Legacy

I cant think of a nicer way to remember "Sarah Jane Smith" than Steven Moffat, Doctor Who's Lead Writer and Executive Producer, who said: "'Never meet your heroes' wise people say. They weren't thinking of Lis Sladen."

I just hope somebody other than netflix brings the remaining episodes of her show to these shores. 

Read: BBC - Doctor Who - Elisabeth Sladen - News & Features

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Hulu, You Tease You

Got this in an email update from Hulu but it seems between the mailing of this and today they have lost the rights to show this. We get USA Network as part of our cable package, maybe the DVR grabbed it?

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (season 4, episode 19) Burn Notice - The Fall of Sam Axe
Season 4 : Ep. 19 - air on Apr 17, 2011
Description: Lt. Cmdr. Sam Axe embarks on a 2005 mission to Colombia to advise a military platoon.
Watch it now:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Royal Wedding Hashtag: #rw2011

According to the article over ar BBC News - Royal wedding: Kate Middleton coat of arms unveiled

This will be the first royal wedding with its own twitter hashtag: #rw2011.

So start tweeting, royal watchers!

How do you get a coat of arms?

A coat of arms has been granted to Kate Middleton's family ahead of the royal wedding. How do you acquire such a design?

Better question: can we get one, too? Read on: BBC News - Who, What, Why: How do you get a coat of arms?
Read it all here:

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Must Read Article: The Art of Bubbles: How Sotheby's Predicts

The Art of Bubbles: How Sotheby's Predicts the World Economy - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic

Overinvestment, overconfidence and easy money are conspiring to drive up the price of everything, from 18th century vases, to garlic, to homes, food and land.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Walmart's $1.85B Mistake

File under "Oops!"

Walmart executives compounded their mistaken reliance on customer surveys with "a drive to make Walmart look more like Target"

Read: Walmart's $1.85 billon dollar mistake

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Article: March Madness and the Cost of Distraction : The New Yorker

March Madness and the Cost of Distraction : The New Yorker

Oscar Wilde, who said, "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

iTunes Without a Credit Card

Here's how you can create an iTunes account without a credit card:
(good for for those that mainly want the freebie stuff like ITunesU
or Starbucks songs of the day.

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Awesome Timelapse @petapixel

Widh more people would try this, i kbow I would: Passenger shoots time
lapse of flight between SF and Paris:

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