Whew, a l o n g day yesterday, up early, drive to Vista, meetings... and then a cool bike ride from Dana Point down to the Camp Pendleton and back before dinner with a friend (thanks Mark!) and heading home...
Today my daughter Alexis is getting her learner's driving permit. Yikes! Man do they grow up fast, eh?
Tomorrow I have an unusual riding program: I'm competing in the Mulholland Challenge, a long hard century featuring 12,000' of climbing (!)... and then tomorrow night at midnight I'm riding in the Midnight Express, a 50 mile ride with 6,300' more of climbing. Whew... but I must tell you I am looking forward to it. As usual stay tuned for a full report :)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, offers ten ways to avoid black swans... good stuff. I especially agree with #1 which is pertinent to software systems' design: "What is fragile should break early while it is still small."
Wow, Facebook has 200M users. That's pretty incredible... you can argue about whether it has value, but obviously a lot of people have checked it out; there is a there there. Time will tell whether it has legs.
Mike Arrington on the CrunchPad Tablet. I can't believe this is real, but it looks ... real. What a coup if they are really able to get this thing built and launched. Wow. To be clear, my skepticism is around the price, I have no doubt they can built it, but $250 is a tough price point.
So, the next America's Cup is going to take place on February 8, 2010. Mark your calendars... "The obvious question now is to see where the match will take place. Ernesto Bertarelli has stated various times that his intention is to hold it in Valencia while on the other hand the city's and region's authorities will do whatever they can to convince Alinghi's owner. In any case, one thing is for sure, BMW Oracle's monster trimaran will come to Valencia this summer. Tom Ehman, GGYC's spokesman, had stated last December the 90ft trimaran would come to Valencia if his team won the legal case, something he confirmed again today when we contacted him." Yay, we're going to see Trizilla in action!