Quiet day today; got up early in Bishop, drove home (uneventfully), and hung out, getting a little work done in the process... Days after a long ride always feel a bit anticlimactic... I guess it was relaxing and I did get some stuff done, so I shouldn't complain. Still.
The other day I came across GE Research's group blog From Edison's Desk. This has to be the most boring blog ever, in fact, really it isn't a blog, just a series of carefully polished press releases. You can feel the personality being sucked out of each post by a relentless marketing department. So the subject matter of these posts is interesting, why aren't the posts themselves? I think it is because the essence of blogging is personal context, you want to feel someone is talking to you. That is entirely missing. Also as I've noted before, problems are more interesting than success, and on this blog, every team is executing, every product is wonderful, every business is a big success. Pretty darn boring :)
This is really cool; MIT Technology Review has detailed 3D images of cells. "There is a revolution afoot in microscopy, as biophysicists come up with ways to image the nanoscale structures of living cells. Using a new technique called 3-D structured-illumination microscopy, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have made some of the most detailed optical images yet of the interior workings of cells, and they are gorgeous." Such as the 3D cell division shown at right...
Inhabitat notes the Museum of Nature, by Ilkka Halso. "Finnish photographer Ilkka Halso’s photographic series ‘The Museum of Nature’ intelligently challenges how we can imagine the natural environment of the future. This collection of images capture a series of man-made structures that enclose nature, protecting it like a relic of the past." Very cool and just beautiful.
Techcrunch: Twitter suffers minor period of uptime. Ouch! They better be ready for tomorrow (Apple's WWDC, at which Steve Jobs is expected to announce the new 3D iPhone), or they won't suffer any more :)