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happy Flag Day!

Saturday,  06/14/08  07:51 PM

American FlagHappy Flag Day!  This is an auspicious day for me; in addition to celebrating our Flag, it was my father's birthday (he would have been 85 today) and the anniversary of my first date with Shirley (17 years ago).  Wow.

I celebrated with a nice mountain bike ride today - Sycamore Canyon, up Backbone, down Guadalasca - and by doing quite a bit of nothing.

Well, looks like the Dauphiné Libéré is over; Levi Leipheimer gave it his best shot today, attacking on today's four-climb 233km stage to La Toussuire, but Alejandro Valverde withstood the attacks and remains in yellow.  Tomorrow's time trial could decide it, but Levi would have to make up 1:10 to win.

space shuttleThe space shuttle lands flawlessly; this has become so routine we hardly notice, but the technology here is impressive.  5.7 million miles flown, wow.  There are nine planned missions left before the end of the program.

the Polyphonic SpreeThis is a cool Flash game: The Polyphonic Spree.  Kind of a mini-adventure; no creatures are harmed :)  Check it out.  And oh yeah, by the way, it is an advertisement for a band called The Polyphonic Spree, and features their music from a new album called Quest for the Rest.  Very creative :)





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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