Archive for August, 2007
Maybe I haven’t been home to Minnesota in a while, but I was rather surprised to read the Minneapolis/St. Paul has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the 2nd “Drunkest City” in the USA. (Milwaukee beating it out for first place.) Seriously? I would have thought a city like New York, with all-night clubs and [...]
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting blog on wealthy people, and there’s an interesting post yesterday about “Where will all the mansions go?” I’ve thought about this a bit because it’s something you see here in the UK all the time. Amazing houses were built by ridiculously rich people over the past several hundreds [...]
From John Maeda… While on vacation I found a book in the house I was renting with a little note enscribed in the margin: When you’re green you grow. When you’re ripe you rot. Finding this quote was quite heartening as it validated my own philosophy of life. When I know something well, I stop [...]
This video is exactly what commenting on most blogs is like. In honor of that, comments on this post are closed.
So I’ve been a big fan of SpaceX for a while, and even considered trying to get a job there at one point. I’m on their mailing list, and they just released a huge project update with lots of fantastic photos. Check out the SpaceX Updates page for more details. But get a load of [...]
Another great quote I saw today on Twitter: I wonder how different the world might look if the default ‘new meeting’ time in calendar programs were 10 minutes instead of 1 hour. How true is that?
I think I first saw this on Tom Peter’s Blog. Hall of Fame basketball player Larry Bird was once asked what he wanted his epitaph to be; surprisingly, he said that he wanted to have played as hard at practices where not a soul was in attendance as in Game 7 of a World Championship [...]
I wanted to make this video the first real post to my blog. It’s Sir Ken Robinson, a British creativity guru, talking at the TED conference in 2006. Watch it, download it here, and tell other people about it. It’s fascinating and inspirational.