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Saturday,  02/13/10  09:36 AM

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!

the famous "pale blue dot" photo of EarthRemember 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...

shuttle Endeavor silhouetted against Earth as seen from the ISS...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 :)

30 stunning abstract wallpapersWrapping up, here we have 30 stunning abstract wallpapers for your desktop, and they are indeed stunning.  Wow, check 'em out!

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