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Monday,  11/02/09  09:50 PM

A day of coding, and a nice hard ride.  Good stuff...

With much football and baseball left to watch.  Enjoyed the games yesterday while coding :)

AAPL vs GOOG vs MSFTTechCrunch notes Google equals Apple in value, talking about market cap, which for both is $169B.  Quick, without looking, which has more revenue?  (GOOG $22B and AAPL $36B)  Which has more employees?  (GOOG 20K and AAPL 34K)  Interesting.  And also interesting to compare both to Microsoft, with a market cap of $252B, revenues of $56B, and 93K employees).  Comparing the stock prices over the last five years (right), AAPL is up 600% (green), GOOG is up 200% (blue), and MSFT is flat at 0% (red).  What do you think this will look like in five years from today?

a WebVan vanThe WSJ remembers Ten years ago, when online groceries were all the rage.  Man do I remember WebVan, we loved them, and used the heck out of them.  But there was no business there, and they ended up one of the biggest bombs of the dot-com era.  Hard to believe that was ten years ago.

robots explore TitanWell this is cool: an Armada of Robots to explore Titan!  As you all know my "out there" goal is to visit Titan, but maybe I won't physically visit it, maybe it will be a virtual trip using robots as sensors.  Now that would be cool!

how to open a bottle of wine with your shoeNews you can use: how to open a bottle of wine with your shoe.  Amazing.  I would suggest trying this with TJ's crap before doing this with a bottle of Mayacamus, but who knows, it could come in handy...

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Unnatural Selection
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Try, or Try Not
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The Joy of Craftsmanship
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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
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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
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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