Archive for May, 2008

Chumby – I’m strangely intrigued

I’m strangely intrigued by the Chumby. I was recently reminded of it after reading David Pogue’s review. While I heard about it ages ago, it only recently has gone to regular production. What is it? Well, it’s essentially a little screen with some speakers and other sensors. Most importantly it has a wireless internet connection […]

Rowing update

So I had what was billed as our last 2k test of the season last night. While I think I still can shave a few seconds off, I pulled my best score of the season, and also a new personal best! For this test our entire VIII (bar one guy) all did it at the […]

Iraqi art exhibition in New York City – Opens Thursday!

This Thursday, May 22nd a very unique art exhibit will open in New York City. It features art from Iraqi artists, most of whom cannot even be publicly identified for their safety. It was a Navy Lieutenant serving in Iraq that found this art and worked to bring it over to the United States to […]

Twenty years of film in one computer window

So I read this article in the New York Times the other day about how last year was such a blockbuster for films that this year will almost certainly look bad in comparison. But what absolutely blew me away was the “interactive chart” that went with the article. You HAVE to check it out by […]

Synchronicity

So I saw this video online… a bunch of metronomes start at different timings and then, without any adjustment to the metronomes themselves, sync into the same timing. Check it out here:

Can’t get this song out of my head – I’d Rather Dance With You

I originally heard it through a CMJ New Music Monthly CD. For some reason when I listened to it late last week it got completely and totally stuck in my head. It’s a song called “I’d Rather Dance With You” by a band called Kings of Convenience. (They’re a Norwegian duo.) Video is here, with […]

Rowing training camp

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, and finally have gotten around to downloading the photos. (My wife’s photos; she’s the photographer in the family.) Thames Rowing Club spent just over a week in Temple-sur-Lot, France, which is about a 90-minute drive southeast of Bordeaux. The area is apparently well known for […]

Evolution: one thought to two

I was just thinking about my evolution as a rower recently.  When I first started, I could only think about and fix one thing at a time.  (The catch, the finish, rowing hard, tapping down, handle height, etc.)  Anything more and it all would come apart. I have now evolved and can think of two […]