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Wednesday,  11/27/13  09:19 PM

A quiet little day today; you know you didn't get much done when your biggest accomplishment was drafting a press release.  Still, it did get drafted.  I had a lot of time, so I was able to make it quite short :)

Buzz Lightyear balloonYou know we're doing okay when worrying about whether there's too much wind for the Macy's balloons is a top story.  Still, we worry, because they're fun.  To infinity, and beyond!

By the way I must confess, I just rewatched the whole Toy Story series.  Pretty great, and they hold up amazingly well.  Toy Story 2 has to be about the best animated movie ever.

non=transitive Grime DiceWant to play with your family a bit tomorrow?  Maybe make some Grime Dice to confound them.  In which, Dice A will systematically beat Dice B, which systematically beats Dice C, but C beats A.  Paging Kurt Godel...

Da Vinci's viola organistaLeonado da Vinci invented numerous devices that he never built*, including the viola organista, a machine-line instrument that combines a harpsicord, organ, and viola da gamba.  This 500-year-old idea is now a reality, however, thanks to Polish musician Slawomir Zubrzycki.  Cool.  Some people have too much time on their hands, and we are glad they do!

* while I was non-blogging last summer I visited Tuscany, and Vinci, and the da Vinci museum, which features cool scale models of many of Leonardo's designs.  Way cool and well worth seeing.

wild turkeyOkay, back to printing wild turkeys ... :)

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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