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Saturday,  01/17/09  09:40 PM

Kind of tired from the bike ride this morning, and from the long car ride back home afterward.  This could be short and sweet...

Science celebrates DarwinScience celebrates Darwin.  A nice collection of articles, backward and forward looking.  [ via Panda's Thumb ]

skating the canals in HollandWhile I was riding in the desert this morning, enjoying wonderful weather, not everyone was so lucky; the Arctic blast continues in the East and Mideast, and further afield the canals in Holland are frozen, for the first time in twelve years.  The only thing we Dutch like more than cycling is skating :)

Ann Althouse quotes the NYTimes: "I think those of us who voted for McCain are going to be a lot happier with Obama than the people who voted for him."  We'll see.  I think many of the people who voted for Obama are going to learn the truth of Oscar Wilde's observation that there are two tragedies in life, not getting what you want, and getting it...

Slashdot reports Windows 7's Media Hype Having the Opposite Effect as Vista's.  "Apparently a decent beta can succeed where $300 million and Jerry Seinfeld failed."  Ha.

Tim Bray ponders where to write.  "...maybe not so much on Twitter.  I’ve been blogging less recently, and there’s no doubt that some of the writing energy has gone into Twitter."  Let me tell you, shifting blogging energy to Twittering is a waste.  You might as well talk to your cat.  140 characters at a time.

lightlaneThis is really cool: a laser bike light that paints a bike lane around you.

Russell Beattie notes the 500M iPhone app downloads: didn't see that one coming.  Me, neither.

Want to make some money?  Belkin is paying 65 cents for good reviews on Amazon and NewEgg.  Disgusting.  I like Belkin products, but this would make me actively avoid them.  Ha, pay me 65 cents for that!

...good night, y'all...  see you tomorrow...

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