Today was windy, whew, and hot too. Weird weather, fire weather I guess... a quiet day of coding, emailing, and [now] baseball watching, punctuated by a good ride (Rockstore, first time since I got sick) and a nice dinner with my kids.
If you're a student of this Presidential election, you can only conclude the pollsters have thrown up their hands and given up. Here we have an AP poll showing a dead heat, while here we have a Fox poll showing a 9 point lead for Obama. Take your pick. Or don't, since the polls are wrong this year, very wrong. Instapundit has links to more discussion.
The 2009 Tour de France route has been announced, and it looks excellent; the opening stage is in Monaco, and it passes through Spain, Andorra, Switzerland and Italy, including a 15km team time trial as prologue, and a hilltop finish on Mont Ventoux on the penultimate day. Should be great fun.
Ted Dziuba thinks maybe Yahoo shouldn't have bought all this shit. D'ya think? "Yahoo is firing a bunch of people to cut $400 million from its budget. That sucks for the people who work there, but the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who hustled Yahoo out of more than $2.5 billion in the last 4 years probably aren't terribly concerned. In the typical American fashion, Yahoo bought a bunch of shit it didn't need with money it didn't have. That, of course, was no problem at the time because the stock market always goes up..." Except when it doesn't. As Ted would say (but didn't): FAIL.
This is really cool: the Multicolor Search Lab finds Flickr photos by one or more colors. Way cool. This would be even cooler as a front-end to Google's image database, but perhaps that will come... [ via kottke ]