Okay... what's happening? Well, I am somewhat digging out at work, I am not totally buried anymore and [as noted in recent posts] have been - gasp! - doing some coding. You know, actual work. And I am still fully buzzed from Sunday night's concert. I have said this before, but I really think that might have been the best concert I've ever seen. Queensryche just fully rocked, but what can we say about Chickenfoot? Man I hope they stick around and stick together, I cannot wait for another album from them...
I have great great news, a wonderful angel named Joani has descended to offer her services as crew captain for me in the Furnace Creek 508. Yay! I still need to find a co-crew, but she is an experienced and able and willing crew chief so I am WAY ahead already. I am scanning all horizons in parallel for volunteers to serve as crew, please don't hold back if you want to help. I am now -> <- this close to being able to compete.
Let's make a quick filter pass, shall we?
I have officially upgraded my Palm Pre to WebOS 1.2 - it was totally seamless, the phone offered, and I accepted - and I am liking it. So far everything works, there are little improvements everywhere, and the phone "feels" faster. Good stuff.
The Horse's Mouth eloquently frames the problem with Chicago's Olympic bid: So Let Me Get This Straight, It's Chicago Or Rio. There's a lot more to hosting an Olympics than ambiance, and I happen to like Chicago a lot, but Rio is pretty compelling...
Joke of the day, via Powerline: "WARNING: If you get an email entitled: 'Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi,' DON'T OPEN IT!! It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi." Ouch.
I know we used to say this about YouTube, but Twitter has now reached historic levels of investment for a company with no revenue or business model. They've raised $155M in capital, and for what? So they can run a messaging service? I so don't get it. It is possible that Microsoft or Yahoo or Google will buy them, thereby bailing them out (and excusing them from ever figuring out a business model), but I think increasingly unlikely. Let's watch this one play out.
Russell Beattie: Yahoo! Needs a Real Vision. I completely agree, they have lost the plot. "To be the center of people's online lives" is something only a marketing committee could love. There is no there there.
Exclusive: Thermaltake's Jaw-Dropping Level 10 Chassis Unboxed! It is a pretty darn cool design for a computer, one of the few new ideas we've seen lately...