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Saturday,  08/20/11  09:04 PM

my original KindleWeekend!  Filter pass!  Yay!

I have been seriously enjoying reading on my Kindle.  No, not my Kindle 2, which I use all the time, my Kindle 1, which I lost and replaced.  There is a beautiful asymmetrical weirdness to this device which is quite compelling.  I'm rereading the Hornblowers, if you must know :)

Hitler finds out HP killed WebOSHitler finds out HP killed WebOS.  One of the better Downfall mixups ever, amid heavy competition.

So ... I complain about MSDN magazine quite a lot but there were a couple of articles in the most recent edition which were quite good; an introduction to HTML5, first of a useful series, and an overview of particle swarm optimization, an interesting iterative technique for finding approximate solutions to multi-dimensional optimization problems.  Nice.  So, I'll keep reading :)

AC45s showcase high tech sailboat technologyCool to see this coverage so mainstream, in Wired: America's Cup racers push sailboats to their limits.  "The next America's Cup will 'meet the expectations of the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation.'"  That's great, but my favorite AC of all time was the old 12 meters off Freemantle.  That was racing.

Bolero Flashmob in Copenhagen Central StationA Flash Mob at Copenhagen Central Station plays Bolero.  Cool!  Via ESR, who says it is a Flash at the heart of the West.

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Greatest Hits
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