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Thursday,  04/16/09  11:19 PM

I feel energized today...  I can't say it was a great day, but somehow the events of the day conspire to make me restless, like, I have to do something.  I'm back from Seattle, but immediately drove down to Vista for meetings, and later had a nice dinner with my friend/colleague Nick, and then a nice bike ride as the sun was setting, down from Solana Beach into La Jolla...

... feels like a sleepless night ahead ...

Seattle tea party: don't tread on me!Gerard Vanderleun has pictures of the Seattle Tea Party yesterday.  Wow, I was there, I could have gone...  and actually I almost met Gerard; we got as far as exchanging email, but I'd already made other plans...  seems like this tea party thing has legs, people are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.

Glenn Reynolds reports on a tea party in Greenville: "They will be selling the 'Obama burger' - you pay for one and they cut it in half and give the rest to the guy behind you for free!"  That's not as funny as it could be.

John MaddenWow!  Football legend John Madden to retire.  So be it.  He will be missed...

Dave Winer: random thoughts over morning coffee.  One of his most though-provoking posts in a long time.  I follow some bloggers for news, and some for entertainment, but I follow Dave because he makes me think.  It is clear that he likes what Twitter was, but not what it has become.

Ann Althouse: Smile for a longer lasting marriage.  Okay :)

Decision time for Facebook: Term sheet received at $2B valuation.  For those not keeping scoring at home, that is slightly lower than the $15B valuation at which they took money from Microsoft.  I don't see how they can take that without either compensating Microsoft or making them look bad, or both.

Future ZooBorn: Lara meets BillZooBorn to be?  Lara meets Bill...

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On Blame
Try, or Try Not
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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