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Monday,  12/22/08  09:41 PM

For some reason I am really looking forward to Christmas this year, can’t put my finger on why.  And was just talking to some friends who felt the same way.  Do you?  Well it’s a good thing!  Three days left!

Meanwhile, it's all happening...

Speaking of "it's all happening" (a line from Almost Famous as I'm sure you know), I have to link A Signature Cadence which quotes one of my favorite scenes in the course of making some great points about sincerity and truth and realness.  What part of my blog seems like it is "me"?  (Hopefully, a lot of it!)

Arnold would like to be PresidentArnold has confessed he would like to be President.  Nobody is shocked.  Actually I would like him to be President.  I think if you've been a citizen for a sufficiently long time that should be enough; you don't have to be born here...

SpaceShipTwo makes maiden flightVirgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo makes maiden flight.  Excellent!

Mike Arrington says Robert Scoble needs a FriendFeed intervention :)  Interestingly Robert seems to agree.  Everything in moderation...

free time vs. moneyJosh Newman graphs free time vs money and reports he is at the mean.  I fear he is hopelessly optimistic, the curve does not naturally go back up.  You have to add a lot of energy to make that happen...  I for one have never been able to do it.

Joel Spolsky notes (from the department of badly chosen defaults) that IE can too use bilinear interpolation for resizing images.  Who knew?  I have always resized the images before posting them out of distrust for browsers' ability to do this well.

baby otters!ZooBorns of the day: baby otters!  OMG are they adorable.

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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