Critical Section

Archive: February 13, 2010

<<< February 12, 2010


February 14, 2010 >>>

Saturday,  02/13/10  09:36 AM

Yay I'm home!  For the weekend, at least... and anticipating a wonderful pre-Valentine's dinner with Shirley tonight... and possibly a pre- pre-Valentine's dinner ride this afternoon.  But first, blogging!

the famous "pale blue dot" photo of EarthRemember this?  The famous "Pale Blue Dot", an Alien View of Earth.  That was 20 years ago and seems like 20 centuries...  I remember it well, and also Carl Sagan's book of the same name which was inspired by this photo...

shuttle Endeavor silhouetted against Earth as seen from the ISS...Twilight of the shuttle, in more ways than one; a wonderful silhouetted photo of the Endeavor on its last mission, as seen from the International Space Station.  How cool is that?

Valentine's Day: how sex drives spending.  Heh.  [ via Instapundit ]

News you can use: How to seduce someone (or simply get a date).  I have a simple rule for this, in order to ask someone out, you have to believe that they're going to have a good time.  Once you convince yourself of that you're doing them a favor by asking, instead of them doing you a favor by saying yes, it's all downhill from there.  And you will both end up having a good time :)  This rule applies in business as well as pleasure!

Dave Winer: the 20 minute rule.  "I have a rule, formed by many years of experience, that I wait for 20 minutes, then I leave."  Not a bad rule, but it seems pre-texting; today if you're waiting you text to find out why, and if you're late you text to say so.  I guess if your texts time out you can apply the rule :)

30 stunning abstract wallpapersWrapping up, here we have 30 stunning abstract wallpapers for your desktop, and they are indeed stunning.  Wow, check 'em out!


Amgen TOC stage 8: Rockstore!

Saturday,  02/13/10  10:09 AM

Man am I looking forward to this!  The 2010 Amgen Tour of California's final stage 8 takes place right in my own backyard, with four circuits of my daily training ride including the world famous Rockstore climb.  How absolutely cool is that?

The video overview of the stage is great, yes you must watch it...  and note this overhead view of Rockstore and Mulholland.  Mark your calendars, the TOC is the week of May 16 this year, and stage 8 will be on May 23rd.  I will be at the very top cheering for Levi!


Return to the archive.

this date in:
About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained