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Wednesday,  02/25/09  09:15 PM

Another long day today...  Ha! fooled you.  It wasn't a long day!  Well at least I got up with the sun instead of the moon, and had some think time and productive time as well as meeting time, and did get in a nice ride.  And am blogging at 9 instead of 12.  Who knows, might even be able to read a little later...  still enjoying High Fidelity on my Kindle (thanks Kathy) and look forward to reading from it every night.

Looks like the markets didn't like President Obama's speech last night, but then again they don't seem to like anything these days.

My friend Peter says there is a silver bullet, all we have to do is repeal the "mark to market" accounting rule change.  And he thinks this will be done, and it will trigger a rally.  And he thinks it is being timed carefully.  So be it; I have to admit, he called this whole crisis, so he has credibility in calling a turnaround...

John Battelle thinks Twitter = YouTube.  In making a case for why it is worth a lot, and why Google wants it.  Hmmm...  I guess both are big traffic drivers with no obvious path to profitability :)

tunnel with 40,000 LEDs simulates lightspeedTunnel with 40,000 LEDs Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to Light Speed.  It looks cool - really cool - but I hope to get closer to light speed than this someday :)

TTAC asks how fast is fast enough?  I love this quote from George Carlin: "Everyone who drives slower than you do is an idiot; everyone who drives faster than you do is a maniac."  I find there are far more idiots than maniacs out there :)

Palm energizes developers for the Pre phone.  "With the Pre just a few months from launch, Palm is wasting no time courting developers - the one group that is arguably most critical to the new phone's success.  So far, it looks like developers are taking the bait."  I am so excited, this product is going to change my life, I know it :)

the deep-sea fish with the transparent headAnd here we have a fish with a transparent head.  "Since 1939, scientists have thought the 'barreleye' fish Macropinna microstoma had 'tunnel vision' due to eyes that were fixed in place. Now though, Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers show that the fish actually has a transparent head and the eyes rotate around inside of it."  Wow.  Just when you think you've seen it all, you realize "it all" is so much more than you thought.

ZooBorn: baby Fennec foxZooBorn: What's cuter than a Fennec Fox cub?  Nothing!

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