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Monday,  05/16/11  10:57 PM

downtown Atlanta at nightYes, I am 'on the road again', in Atlanta!  Yay.  And tomorrow Philly, and Wednesday Baltimore, and Thursday ... home.  But first a bit 'o bloggin'...

Just gonna say, loving the iPhone's camera, especially including its HDR mode.  Check out the pic at right (click to enbiggen); that's pretty phenomenal for a cellphone.

Cenay Bluetooth Cabernet - pairs nicely with anything :)So tonight had a nice pre-seminar dinner with my Aperio team; we chose a Cabernet called Cenay from the Bluetooth vineyard.  Paired perfectly with our meal :)

Today the next-to-last shuttle mission rocketed into orbit.  Yay.  And nobody even gives a second thought about the complexity of these missions, and that they "just work".  Wow.

iPhone picture of Shuttle Endeavor launch, taken from a jetCheck out this amateur iPhone picture of the launch - taken from a jet!  WOW.

Early stimulus results: 450, 000 state jobs created, 1,000,000 private sector jobs destroyed.  Oy.  Lasting damage too, since those government jobs are hard to eradicate.

Horace Dediu wonders did Microsoft buy the wrong Skype?  Aka, did they buy the company for the wrong reason, and hence pay the wrong price.  A great question.  Truly the business model was the core of Skype's success.

The Tour of California started today, a day late, and with an abbreviated stage moved from Incline to Nevada City.  I feel horrible for the organizers, they've had such crummy luck with the weather.  Hopefully the race will improve toward the end of the week.  I'm planning to watch the Solvang ITT in person on Friday - stay tuned - and then watch the Mount Baldy stage in person on Saturday after riding up it myself with my friend Tim - stay tuned!

Okay, off to bed work.  (yawn)

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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