Sometimes you have a day where the day itself matches the way you feel, and so it was today for me. It was quiet and rainy, and I felt quiet and rainy. It was a day for work, and reflection, and my friend Peter called at just the right moment to invite me for a cappuccino, which led to a nice two-hour conversation about the state of the world and ourselves. I did work in a ride up Rockstore in the pouring rain; of course Murphy choose just that moment to dump, but it was great.
The other day in my BOO! post I reviewed October, including my discovery of Lala, which prompted me to start using it again, which is why I found myself listening to Ted Nugent at 11:00 on a Saturday morning. How excellent was he? The sheer energy and enthusiasm of his live stuff was incredible. I can't think of another musician who transmitted so much vitality, perhaps putting David Lee Roth in second place. Well okay Bono is in there, too. I'll stop now :)
On the Next Big Future: Brian Wang reviews the Singularity Summit. I wish I'd been there, but as I noted before, I will probably be able to go back someday and attend :)
Floyd Landis is back! Yep, he's joined what's left of the old Healthnet team, now sponsored by OUCH medical center. I had forgotten about his hip - not only has he not ridden professionally for over two years (since winning the 2006 Tour, then being disqualified for doping), but he has an artificial hip now. Still, it will be great to see him back in action...
l'Hydroptère sets a new sailing speed record! 50 knots over open water... amazing. Check out this video, you will not believe it! (Good sound track, too :) This is a trimaran with hydrofoils under the outriggers...
Robert Scoble makes a great point: Never underestimate Microsoft's ability to turn a corner. Their announcements of Azure, Windows 7, and Web Office at the recent PDC were certainly their most sensible and interesting in years. Someone (Ray Ozzie?) must have figured it out.