I spent the entire day in my car, reconnoitering the route for the Furnace Creek 508, the two-day cycling race across Death Valley in which I'm participating in early October. I'm glad I did it - man, this is going to be tough! - but it was in some sense a lost day, since I didn't get anything else done. And I have a lot to do...
If you've been following the news about Russia and Georgia without understanding what's going on, Powerline helpfully posted a primer. It still isn't clear what we should do, or even if there is much we can do about it.
I watched the Olympics' Opening Ceremony with awe and amazement, but I didn't see the Olympic Blue Screen of Death. Did you? I love it... I understand Bill Gates was there, so he no doubt saw it, but he was probably disappointed that it was an XP BSOD, and not the much more attractive Vista BSOD :)
Cult of Mac reveals The secret of Steve Jobs' presentation technique... (and you thought it was the black turtlenecks :)
The always-interesting Paul Graham shares A Fundraising Survival Guide. "Customers don't care how hard you worked, only whether you solved their problems [and] raising money from investors is harder than selling to customers, because there are so few of them."
Ann Althouse says Goodbye to Podcasting. So be it, she isn't the only one. I think the fact that you can't easily skim podcasts makes them far less useful than blog posts. There is no equivalent for an RSS feed...