I cried hard tonight in the 9th inning of this game:
I can’t believe it. Maybe this is the year.
14 games to go, we’re up 7.5 games… it’s looking good.
Go Cubs Go!
Good stuff (writing a paper on this now and thought I’d share):
Gotta love a topic that encompasses Dylan, Genesis, Jewish-Christian relations and modern day politics (but doesn’t every topic include Dylan these days?).
Todd Crawford and I recorded our first (in a series) of weekly podcasts focused on all things geeky (gadgets, web2.0, new sites, etc).
The show runs about an hour and I thought it was one of he best podcasts I’ve done in a while.
Here are the topics:
- New iPods (and 2.1 software)
- iPhone apps
- BearHug Camp
- Netbooks and the culture of streaming
- Macbook Batteries
- Two Fingers
Give it a listen and let us know what you think. Shows will be published every Friday and run about an hour in length.
Columbia Physics Prof and science celeb Brian Greene wrote a great op-ed for the NY Times today about the Large Hadron Collider and its impact on science and society. It’s definitely recommended reading.
Op-Ed Contributor – The Origins of the Universe – A Crash Course – Op-Ed – NYTimes.com: “The collider’s workings are straightforward: at full power, trillions of protons will be injected into the otherwise empty track and set racing in opposite directions at speeds exceeding 99.999999 percent of the speed of light — fast enough so that every second the protons will cycle the entire track more than 11,000 times and engage in more than half a billion head-on collisions. The raison d’être for creating this microscopic maelstrom derives from Einstein’s famous formula, E = mc2, which declares that much like euros and dollars, energy (‘E’) and matter or mass (‘m’) are convertible currencies (with ‘c’ — the speed of light — specifying the fixed conversion rate). By accelerating the protons to fantastically high speeds, their collisions provide a momentary reservoir of tremendous energy, which can then quickly convert to a broad spectrum of other particles. “
If you’re interested in the LHC, this is a great read.
One of my favorite “web2.0″ startups in a long while has opened to the public…
Dropbox launches to the public! : The Dropbox Blog: “We’re excited to announce, after what’s been a long wait for many of the folks on our beta list, and a great launch at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco, that Dropbox is finally publicly available for everyone to try. (Go get it!)”
Whether you are a techie early adopter like me or someone who likes to wait for things to shake out, I think you’ll like DropBox.
Basically, you install a little program on your Windows, Mac or Linux (how awesome!) machine and you can drag/drop files into it that are automagically (and quickly) synced up and accessible from anywhere or any machine via the web interface. There’s also an awesome iPhone custom site that works for the BlackBerry.
Initially, you get 2 gigs free, but there will be options for 50 gigs for $9.99 a month, which sounds great.
I keep waiting for Google to release the GDrive so that I can work across my Mac, Ubuntu and Asus eee boxes, but DropBox has quickly solved the problem.
In other words, go give it a spin.