Happy Birthday, USA! And hope y'all have a great fourth of July weekend hanging out with friends and family. I am planning in sailing in the Westlake 'Round the Island race tomorrow (you may remember, the island has a low bridge, which requires capsizing to pass under... stay tuned for pictures) and otherwise having a mellow weekend.
I'm starting to think seriously know about the Death Ride next weekend. I've been studying the route carefully; this is going to be a trial, no question. We have five mountain passes each over 8,000' and each with at least an 8 mile climb; the last climb to Carson Pass is over 15 miles. Whoa. Does it make sense to say, "should be fun"? It should be!
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I have to bag a bit further on Obama, really I am deciding I do not like him and will not vote for him no matter what. In fact he's starting to scare me. I agree with Eric Raymond, at first I was a bit infatuated with him, but the more I learn, the more I don't like.
Among all the fires burning at the moment in California - and there are many - the most threatening is the "gap fire" North of Santa Barbara. Doc Searles is blogging all about it, and even has (gasp!) a map of the affected area. It is hot and windy here at the moment, which of course does not help. Whew.
I came across this rather cool video of a large radio controlled B-29 model which launches an X-1 model, which then performs acrobatics complete with smoke. Rather awesome.
Pete Mortensen thinks Macs are about to get interesting again. I thought with the announcement of the iPhone we already had our new Mac model? He might be right, but it seems like the action has moved from desktops to laptops, and now from laptops to smartphones...
More positive PR for Wall*E: "Better than better than good". Man, I have to see it!
Moo.com: we're a printing company where every one is different. As in, you make fifty business cards and they are all different! How cool... I should make cards with digital slide fields on them! [ via TechCrunch ]
Unbelievable: Penn and Teller say Recycling is Bullsh*t. Watch and see if you don't agree. Turns out maybe you can fool all of the people all the time - or at least for a long time. Wow.