A very nice day, capping a very nice weekend, as Meg and I sailed in WLYC's Alice Robinson Regatta, and gave a decent account of ourselves despite sailing with a boat full of water (rookie move: left the drain plug out...). The picture at left shows all the competitors; that is Meg in the foreground w striped bikini...
Associated Press goes to war with search engines and blogs. Wow, how stupid can they be? Don't answer that, we know already. As Instapundit notes: yeah, that's a smart business plan. (From his comments: "Next up, Agatha Christie sues the Dewey Decimal System" :)
Victor David Hanson imagines how Obama's first six months might have gone: the path not taken. We can already characterize him as a one-term President, don't you think? The bloom is definitely off that rose...
Spam of the day: customed Zorb. Who knew there was such a thing as a Zorb? Now you do, too :)
Yesterday's TDF stage 20 revisited: I came across a clip of Lance Armstrong attacking ferociously on Mont Ventoux in 2000. Check that out to see the difference between Lance then and now...
Another TDF note: I realized Johan Bruyneel deserves massive credit. Nine TDF wins, with two riders on three teams. Pretty impressive.
This is really cool: Science reports New Zealand tree stuck in evolutionary time warp. "A eucalyptus-like tree that grows in New Zealand is still defending itself from a giant bird that died out about 500 years ago. The lancewood tree changes its appearance twice in its lifetime--an adaptation, a new study suggests, that prevented it from being eaten by flightless moas." Evolution is slow but sure, it will catch up. Via Slashdot, where a commentator noted: "from the tree's standpoint, the adaptation is working; it hasn't been eaten by a Moa for 500 years" :)
This is way cool: a DIY wearable computer. I believe this is the future; imagine cameras attached to your glasses acquiring realtime imagery of your surroundings, relaying to Google searches, and displaying the results on a heads' up display inside the glasses. You know this is going to happen, the only question is how soon. Personally I can't wait!