August, 2012

  1. Mourning Our Specialness

    We’re not alone… BBC Nature – Birds hold ‘funerals’ for dead: “Giraffes and elephants, for example, have been recorded loitering around the body of a recently deceased close relative, raising the idea that animals have a mental concept of death, and may even mourn those that have passed.” One day we’ll realize that humans aren’t…

  2. What Am I Listening To?

    Streaming Now: Phish – Cities sams.tc/Oh0Ulc — Sam’s Music (@SamsHouseMusic) August 27, 2012 I’m always shocked that people want to know what I’m listening to, but I’m pretty open about what comes across my iTunes and Spotify accounts via the @SamsHouseMusic. Thanks to Last.FM’s Scrobbler, iTunes, Spotify and Twitterfeed, I’m able to stream whatever is…

  3. Best Computer I’ve Ever Owned

    Beyond my iPhone(s), this new Macbook Pro 15.4 inch Retina display (with 2.6 GHz and 16 gigs of RAM) is, hands down, the best computer I’ve ever owned for too many reasons to describe… Macbook Pro 15 Inch Retina Display – Apple Store (U.S.) Yes, it’s insanely expensive. No one said winning was cheap.

  4. Here We Go

    I’m excited that Andy, Kevin and I will all be starting the year with the same challenge in our 7th and 8th Grade Science classes… Beginnings | andylammers: “This year I am rolling out the Marshmallow Challenge (MMC), a design activity that Autodesk‘s Tom Wujec uses in his innovation workshops. The MMC seems to have what I…

  5. RFID in Schools

    Here we go… Papers, Please! » Blog Archive » San Antonio public schools plan to make students wear radio tracking beacons: “Unless the school board changes its mind, public school students at Jay High School and Jones Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, will be required to wear ID badges containing RFID chips (radio tracking…

  6. 700 Decisions in 3 Days

    That’s about 10 decisions per hour if the jury worked 24 hours straight. Given that it was probably 8 hours a day, that’s about 29 decisions per hour. Or 1 decision ever 2 mins: Live: Apple vs. Samsung: jury decision – The Verge: “Given the complexity of the task, a verdict back this soon is…