Archive for December, 2006
Check out this site that I found via Andrew Sullivan.
This past week has been incredibly busy with work, but I had a few minutes to read the paper and couldn’t help but read the story about Traviglini’s comments on Patrick. My first reaction was an angry one. I want Patrick to succeed. I’m still skeptical that he can succeed, but I want him to. […]
I often marvel at how screwed up the T is. From purchased trains of the wrong size, to flooding, to “switch problems,” to handicapped turnstiles at stations with no elevators, they always find a way to impress me. Yesterday’s Globe: “A $466,000 revamp of the MBTA website debuts this morning . . .” Today’s MBTA.com: […]
We made a neat new release today at Tabblo. You remember that we launched our book product a couple weeks ago. Now, you can make your book public and have it viewed on line! For instance, all of you Lambda Phi’s out there wondering what to get your big brother for Christmas. . . . […]
I was pointed to this wicked funny article about the 10 most dangerous gifts of the last few decades. I’m sad to say that I never owned any of them. My neighbor had Jarts, though, and I loved them. Then I sent a Jart through the neighbor’s pool cover. No more Jarts for me.
Boston Globe reports on college endowment returns. MIT earned 23% on $8.4B. I don’t really wish I had $8B, but it would be nice if I earned 23% on what I do have.
Over at xkcd, he’s mapped the internet. Here’s your map guide. He mapped the IP space of the internet to a fractal. On a piece of paper.
Kofi Annan on UN Ambassador John Bolton in the NYT: Mr. Annan paid his final visit to Washington as secretary general last Tuesday when President Bush gave a dinner in his honor at the White House. One of the guests was John R. Bolton, the American ambassador who had frequently criticized the secretary general and […]
Oh, the price of passion. $4k due December 15th.
My friends Brian Judd and Susan Woodmansee have started a blog where they discuss All Things Juddmansee. Brian kicked things off yesterday with a run-down on the 2006 hiking season. I think they should be complimented on their clean, readable, and elegant blog design.