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Sunday,  06/13/10  09:50 PM

So yesterday I did nothing, and today I did something even more rare: I worked on something other than work.  In between I worked on my family (we had a great brunch at the lake) and my tan (cycling leaves weird tan lines, so sitting out by the pool occasionally is a must).  And also my blog...

Uganda Map (click to enbiggen)Tomorrow Alex is off to Uganda on a mission with Oaks Christian school.  We're not terribly religious but we like Oaks a lot, it is a great school, and opportunities like this are a big part of the reason.  What an experience it will be for her... can't wait to hear all about it, and to see all her pictures.  Did you know...

  • Uganda is about the size of Oregon, landlocked in the middle of Africa
  • Uganda has about 30M people
  • Uganda's capital is Kampala
  • The official language is English
  • 51% of the people live on or below $1.25/day

I have been reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the third and last in Steig Larsson's fantastic "The Girl Who..." series, and have loving it...  I cannot tell you why they are so addictive, but they are...

A great video: America Rising.  Check it out!  [ via Powerline ]

Farewell, Dr. Demento!  This weekend was his last broadcast, after 40 years on the air.  Wow.  You might be like me, you might say "wow, he's still on the air?", but I can tell you as a teenager I loved his show.  Awesome.

foiling cat - on Sailing Anarchy...Yippee I have fixed the Sailing Anarchy RSS feed.  I know you've been waiting - for months - but it's working again.  To celebrate, here's a picture of an awesome foiling cat, looks like of like the same principle as l'Hydroptere, where the foils help resist heeling as well as reducing wetted surface drag.  Cool.

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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
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