Yesterday was the most beautiful day ever, or close enough; today is overcast and muggy. Blech. With reading on the dock taken right out, I guess I'll have to blog :) ...
Where are you in the great :) vs :-) debate?
Last night saw Dallas Buyers Club and liked it more than I thought I would (and obviously I thought I would like it). Matthew McConaughey should totally win best actor for this. After seeing such a movie one wonders why people like American Hustle or Her. No special effects or weirdness, just an interesting story with interesting characters. And ... movement!
Two keyboards ... okay, quick; which is "better"? Which is the more recent version? I do not like IOS 7, Sam-I-am. I do not like it.
Related: Microsoft gives new Office Apps a new, flatter look. Blech. Rats following each other into the sewer, IMHO.
Hard to believe: 1+2+3+... = -1/12. Seriously?
Glenn Reynolds makes DayByDay: It doesn't get any better than this. It does seem like colleges are ready to be disrupted, but will it happen all at once (Uber?) or slowly over time...
Speaking of disruption: Arienne's business model is in trouble. The Euro space launcher was designed to compete with Boeing, not SpaceX. Still, this isn't quite disruption; the value proposition hasn't changed, just the economics.
An analysis of last December's shopping: The Tipping Point (e-commerce version). It's a pretty clear trend. People are no longer just shopping online, they're buying there, too.
Sigh: The Great Mom and Dad experiment. The federal government spent nearly a billion dollars to help poor couples stay together, with almost nothing to show for it. I'm shocked. Make it less expensive, and it will just happen.
Excellent: the Norwegian Curling team's Olympic uniforms. They have already won. You've got to love curling, what a great "sport", right?
Scott "Dilbert" Adams wonders: Can robots own money? Well, maybe not legally, but with bitcoin, they can practically...
Lenovo to buy IBM's server business (for $3.2B). Seems like IBM are throwing their furniture into the fire, what shall be left?
Why have IBM sold their server business? Amazon. Um, yeah. Who needs to buy a server anymore, when you can lease them as you need them for such low cost?
But... are IBM doomed? I think perhaps not, there may be lots of business in building software and integrating applications; now that hardware is commoditized, this is where the margin is...
Opportunity celebrates 10 years of roving Mars. Awesome! Not bad for a 90-day mission. And still going strong...
Seen on Facebook: "Maybe we should start emailing each other copies of the Constitution, so we know the government have read it". Ouch.
Finally, today's Eichhorn picture: a squirrel snacking in the snow. Isn't he adorable?