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Friday,  06/25/10  05:06 PM

Man was it great to be back home today...  Paradoxically, I get way more work done at home than when I'm in the office, and I've spent the last two weeks either in the office or on the road (vacation in Paso Robles, and business trip to Boston).  So I needed clear time at my desk to get [somewhat] caught up.  With two more blessed weekend days left to hang out and get stuff done coming up, yay.

I *was* going to ride in the Grand Tour Double tomorrow, but I've decided not to; it's a rather pedestrian double which I've done twice already, almost duplicates the route of the Ojai Valley Double Metric I did two weeks ago, and I'd rather have the time home doing "stuff" and doing nothing.  So there.

Onward, because it's all happening...

Steve Jobs and Apple have remainded consistently great over timeFast Company have a great profile of Steve Jobs and Apple.  Ever want your company to be the "Apple of X"?  Now you can find out all their secrets...  seriously I would love for Aperio to be the Apple of Digital Pathology, that would be a great compliment.

Today I had to rediscover for the kazillionth time that working to music rocks.  I do it all the time while traveling and in the office, but in my office, where I have a great music setup, I forget.  Fortunately Pandora was there to rescue me.  No great discoveries today, except the magic of discovery itself...

And so the first round of the World Cup is over, and the Dutch are comfortably through, as only one of two teams which have won all their games (Argentina are the other).  Go Oranje!

the better mousetrapSomeone finally built a better mousetrap.  Excellent!  No moving parts, always catches the mouse but doesn't kill it, and makes it easy to dump the mouse outside.  And won't hurt human fingers :)

Brad Feld is discovering at least one awesome thing each day on his new Mac.  It isn't the big stuff, it's all the little stuff.

Congratulations to Josh Newman on four years with Jess.  I used to enjoy reading his blog for the dating stories, now I enjoy reading them for the married stories.  Either way his self-described self-aggrandizement is entirely rewarding :)

Finding supermodels in rural Brazil.  I am not making this up, and neither are they.

double lightning strike in ChicagoPicture of the day: An incredible photo of a dual lightning strike in Chicago.  Wow.

Bam!Four month anniversary of Bam (when I was hit by a car).  Best four months of my life, playing on house time :)

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Correlation vs. Causality
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Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
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Emergent Properties
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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