I saw Master and Commander the other day, and loved it. It didn't follow the storyline of the book(s), but it was faithful to them; it seems the personalities of Aubrey and Maturin were captured perfectly, as was the whole zeitgeist of the Royal Navy at sea. And the action was terrific.
For all you Monty Python fans: Estimating the Airspeed or an Unladed Swallow. "What do you mean, an African or European Swallow?" And yes, you get to learn about Strouhal numbers.
Razib considers redheads: It's better on fire. I don't think redheads were selected for linked traits, I think they're an example of the Greenbeard Effect. Which I must blog about further...
Wired interviews [ex-Sun CTO] Bill Joy: Hope is a Lousy Defense. "I've always said that all successful systems were small systems initially. The ideal project is one where people don't have meetings, they have lunch." I don't agree with him on everything, but he's a smart guy. Interesting reading.
Forbes thinks Tivo at Crossroads, Needs Cable Partner. [ via Matt Haughey, who previously said the same thing differently as Tivo's Apple Problem. ] Personally I think Apple is a fine company, I love their products, and I don't see why becoming "like Apple" is a problem for Tivo. You don't need 50% market share to have a good business - if the market is large enough...
The Apple cube fishtank. Of course.
Kevin Werbach loves his Treo 600. Yeah, this is convergence. I love mine, too.