Wow, sorry for the gap, but I have been busy... Thursday I had a one-day business trip, got home late, and yesterday I drove back down to Vista for a business meeting, and then went bowling with the rest of Aperio (worst game of my life, but had a great time). And then drove back in Friday afternoon traffic for a fun party with friends. I know, I know, a reason is no excuse, but that's my reason...
Meanwhile, it's all happening...
Yay, Lakers! I am such a fairweather fan, I barely pay attention to pro basketball at all until the playoffs, and barely notice the Lakers until they make it to the finals. Which they did, beating Denver last night... watched from our friend's party. Now I'm pulling for Cleveland to survive Orlando so it can be Kobe vs. LeBron in the finals - fXf!
Peter Robinson: The problem with California. "The central problem in the Golden State–the disorder that affects every aspect of state government–can be described very simply: The political class in Sacramento believes the people of California exist for the state government, not the other way around." I am confident we'll reverse the tide, but things have gone badly wrong. And unfortunately Arnold has become part of the problem, not the solution.
Apparently GM is going to file Chapter 11 on Monday. Wow. We have to wonder if they'll ever come out of it, of whether they'll be a ward of the state forever. I guess that would depend on whether they build cars people want to buy again. My own guess is no, they will not. I can't imagine a government-owned corporation doing anything innovative...
The awesome Swiss Writing Knife. How cool is that? Makes me wish I was a writer. Oh, wait a minute, I am!
Here we have the analog digital clock. Which is to say, a digital clock made out of analog clocks; the clock hands form the "LED" segments. I love it.
I haven't blogged about it every day, but I've been closely following the Giro; Denis Menchov continues to maintain a small lead over Danilo Di Luca, and looks to be the champion if he can hold on in tomorrow's time trial. I've always liked Menchov, and not just because he rides for Rabobank (!), but although he's won two Vueltas I didn't regard him as a top-tier GC rider until this Giro. With the competition in this race, if he wins he's definitely in the top tier, wow. I think Levi Leipheimer will probably win the time trial tomorrow, but he has no chance to win overall and only a slim chance to move up to the podium.
TechCrunch wonders What Happened? Thursday was supposed to be Bing Day. "One problem right off the bat: the Bing.com site wasn’t live. Another problem: A team of Google engineers based in Sydney was simultaneously announcing a stealth project 4+ years in the making called Wave."
Meanwhile at the "D" conference, Rubenstein and McNamee are Remaking Palm. The video linked at right is awesome; a fake commercial in which McNamee makes over-the-top pronouncements about the Pre while Rubenstein interrupts with the truth. Which is also a bit over-the-top, despite being true :) Only a week before the Pre is out!
This is pretty funny: reasons for using Internet Explorer, and pretty true; downloading Firefox is by far the biggest reason :) I never run IE, except perhaps under IETab under Firefox in order to load a site which bogusly requires it or perhaps to do some testing. It is interesting to see that "downloading Chrome" didn't make the list. Yet.
Picture of the day: an Atlantic Walrus. (please click to enbiggen!) Wow, they're amazing. Perhaps someday we'll even have a Walrus ZooBorn, but in the meantime...