Yay I'm home! For the weekend, at least... and anticipating a wonderful pre-Valentine's dinner with Shirley tonight... and possibly a pre- pre-Valentine's dinner ride this afternoon. But first, blogging!
Remember this? The famous "Pale Blue Dot", an Alien View of Earth. That was 20 years ago and seems like 20 centuries... I remember it well, and also Carl Sagan's book of the same name which was inspired by this photo...
Twilight of the shuttle, in more ways than one; a wonderful silhouetted photo of the Endeavor on its last mission, as seen from the International Space Station. How cool is that?
Valentine's Day: how sex drives spending. Heh. [ via Instapundit ]
News you can use: How to seduce someone (or simply get a date). I have a simple rule for this, in order to ask someone out, you have to believe that they're going to have a good time. Once you convince yourself of that you're doing them a favor by asking, instead of them doing you a favor by saying yes, it's all downhill from there. And you will both end up having a good time :) This rule applies in business as well as pleasure!
Dave Winer: the 20 minute rule. "I have a rule, formed by many years of experience, that I wait for 20 minutes, then I leave." Not a bad rule, but it seems pre-texting; today if you're waiting you text to find out why, and if you're late you text to say so. I guess if your texts time out you can apply the rule :)
Wrapping up, here we have 30 stunning abstract wallpapers for your desktop, and they are indeed stunning. Wow, check 'em out!