“At last, the company’s ready to talk specifics. We just got word the Up will be available in the US November 6th for $100, and will continue its world tour on the 17th. With that price, it’s well-matched against the clip-on Fitbit Ultra tracker, and indeed, they have some key features in common — namely, a step counter and a few requisite social networking features. But with a sensor that knows when you’re in deep sleep and a mobile app that can identify photos of food, it has a few unexpected tricks that could give devices like Fitbit a run for their money. We’ll be getting one to test very soon, but in the meantime, join us past the break to learn more.”
The 3.8 one on 10/20 doesn’t really count, I was in Boston. But that’s where we start this map of earthquakes I’ve experienced here in Oakland, CA.
Last Updated: 11/5
“…like this one, use news and archival footage to, well, show that every word of the song is true! Most of the lyrics on this one are lifted gently from interviews and quotations — the “please don’t” chorus especially. At some point as first lady, Imelda began to feel that she could help Philippine interests by charming world leaders into seeing things her way. “Handbag diplomacy” she called it — as she liked to imply that to solve a problem, she could bypass President Marcos and just grab a handbag and hop on a plane with some of her assistants. It sometimes worked! There was, for example, an Islamic-backed insurgency rising in the south of the Philippine archipelago, and she thought that a leader in that part of the world, Qaddafi in this case, might help pull the plug on that support if he saw things her way. Apparently he did — the funding stopped and the insurrection lost momentum, and she later described him as a pushover, a mama’s boy.” - David Byrne
CNN.com recently published the article, Want to work for Obama? Get ready to spill all. In a sidebar, they also posted a PDF of the questionnaire the transition team is sending to every Cabinet and “other high-ranking positions”.
The PDF is an optical scan of a printed questionnaire. Other than being posted on the CNN site there’s not much information about the source of the document. The PDF meta-data is clean (Created on Mac OS X via Acrobat 8.11), there’s the odd 2x file name extension (“.pdf.pdf”) but not much more.
The interesting bit is that in the margin to the left of quesiton (31) someone has written in what appears to be the name “Clinton”.
Question (31): Are there any categories of personal financial records (e.g., individual, partnership or sole proprietorship, tax returns, mortgage doucents, lona agreements) that you (or your spouse) will not release publicly if necessary? If so, please identify these records and state the reasons for withholding them.
With possibly the best opening tweets in Twitter history, CERN announced the successful start up of the Large Hadron Collider. twitter.com/cern
- “Van Lear Rose”, Loretta Lynn
- “A Ghost is Born”, Wilco
- “The Revolution Starts Now”, Steve Earle
- “Contraband”, Velvet Revolver
- “Hot Fuss”, The Killers
- “The Delivery Man”, Elvis Costello
- “Good News for People Who Love Bad News”, Modest Mouse
- “College Dropout”, Kanye West
- “Los Lonely Boys”, Los Lonely Boys
Jimmy seemed to need some help remembering music that came out if 2004. Jimmy, here are my Top 9 records of 2004. Happy Birthday!
Seriously, everytime I see one of these I feel icky. I don’t know, maybe don’t use color in your email, and done include three months of quoted correspondence below your signature might be a better place to start. Oh wait, here’s an idea, don’t email back “Thanks!” every time, my brain is part of the environment and you are hurting it.
I spend a few weeks back in the late 90′s in Espoo & Helsinki Finland installing and configuring some web apps that I developed which were deployed behind their firewall. Nokia was great and Helsinki was tremendous.
Recently one or two of my posts must have been linked on some internal nokia site. This blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic so I notice when a new set of referrers pop up.
Can any Nokia folks leave a comment and let me know which post(s) are linked at this URL:
Last week my MacBook died. It may have just pulled a Rip Van Winkle on me I’m not too sure because I had no time to waste; I needed to get back to work as soon as possible.
After an hour or so of generally freaking out I learned I had the following options: Continue reading