Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Mohamed Abdel Dayem, via CPJ
Check out these graphs of internet traffic into and out of Egypt between Thursday and Friday when the government shut down access. When I read the headline Egypt Cuts Most Internet and Cell Service I get it, but when I see the graph, I really "get it". Also, notice the rising peak of traffic right before the kill switch is hit.
Click on each image to be taken to the source article, from the CPJ or NYT respectively.
My wife keeps pushing me to try yoga out and I'm sure that I'll give in some day. In the meantime, I guess I'll give her a little ammunition by posting this interesting article in the NYT on how NY city taxi drivers are starting to take yoga in order to manage road rage. Check it out.
And of course, the official Taxi Yoga website....
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Download the track above by going here.
And check out another song of the new album called Milk and Sugar.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
If anyone has any good place to go catch some more red fish, just let me know.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Back to King: In addition to a slew of interesting sports information, King's random reflections on various topics can be even more interesting than the latest tripping scandal in the NFL or the rantings of a team that doesn't know how to win with class. This particular reflection was an interesting one to me and I find the quote from Kennedy inspirational.
And I'll leave you with this last thing. Last week, I wrote about the Tucson shootings peripherally, and asked, in a naïve way I suppose, for people to stop yelling at each other in the media and in society. And I came across this nugget. Thursday will be the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's inauguration. In his speech that day, he asked the countries America was in conflict with -- the Soviet Union and Cuba, without mentioning them by name -- to be able to start over in discussing how to control the arms race.
"Let us begin anew,'' he said, "remember on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.''
King's Twitter feed is pretty interesting as well sometimes. Voluminous all the time. Today it made me laugh to see the tweets come in that criticized his characterization of the "men in suits" who are negotiating the lockout in the NFL. I would say the argument was closed and won with this statement that he made but I am sure the banter will continue.
USWLeeann: Insulting. Women are probably brokering deal in back cornerI would be remiss to not mention the whole reason I get to make a long textual blog post on a Monday morning. If you are looking for inspirational quotes to guide you along the way, these words will never fail.
SI_Peter_King: There's a slight chance I know more about this than you.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
New helmets to fight concussions? And they look kinda bad ass as well. Although, if you weighed 200+ lbs and were coming after me you could be wearing pajamas and I would think you looked pretty bad ass.
Now Oregon on the other hand, looked pretty awesome in their latest uniforms. Turns out there was a lot of design technology behind them to help accentuate the speed of the team.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
- Barack Obama, 1/12/2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Tonight it will be close to 25 degrees and I'll be out watching another set of my guys play...it's gonna be cold!
Monday, January 10, 2011
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Barack Obama Is Luke Skywalker|
Sunday, January 09, 2011
We've been loving the new kitchen and I've been rediscovering the cookbooks in our pantry. The two cookbooks on rotation for the last week have been from Emeril and Bobby Flay. One of the highlights by far has been the discovery of Emeril' s Maw-Maw's Slaw recipe. It involves making some homemade mayonnaise which is actually pretty easy to do. I normally like vinegar base slaws more than mayonnaise based, but the creole/whole grained mustard on this one makes it one of the best slaws I have ever had. A picture of the finished product from today's work in the kitchen is above. This is on the menu tonight along with some of Eggplant Crab Cakes from a recipe I found from Andrea's in New Orleans along with some homemade remoulade. Oh. And dessert? Blueberry cream cheese king cake from Keller's! Is it time to eat yet?
Check out the winning design for the new state prison in Denmark on the island of Falster. Currently contemplating crimes that will get me a free vacation....
Friday, January 07, 2011
The NY Times has a really cool data visualization project that is built off of Census Bureau sample data available from 2005-2009. You can zoom in on your census tract and see statistics related to:
- Race And Ethnicity
- Housing and Families
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011
And if you like his music and want to spread the word even more, go to his website and he has an offer to ship you (for free) a 2 song sampler that you can give away to the person sitting next to you as you read this. To date he has sent out over 15,000 CDs to 50 states and 14 different countries (according to Wikipedia).
“Look, in the end, I just trust my fans, and the nature of people in general. I need to pay my bills like anyone else does. But I also don’t think it’s right to ask someone to pay $15 when they don’t know what they’re getting. So in a way by sending out these CDs, I’m wagering that they’ll like my music, and that if they do they’ll come to shows, buy CDs, and help me spread the word even further. And so far I’ve been proven right. Without question, the more sampler CDs I send out, the more music I sell.”
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Thanks for being a reader in 2010 - and best wishes to everyone in 2011!
Check out this awesome set of photos over at The Big Picture to see the New Year around the world. The image above is one of many from the site (this one from Switzerland). Truly awesome set of photos.