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Sunday,  05/16/10  10:32 PM

A quiet Sunday in which I recovered from the Century yesterday - the fourth weekend in a row (!) - and while hanging out I plotted nefarious deeds in the upcoming week.  Just kidding.  And coded!  Not kidding about that... whenever I have to get my hands dirty with actual programming these days, it is a pleasant bonus.

From Powerline: Apologizing for Arizona.  "China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government's Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom. We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws. No, wait--actually we don't. That's why Arizona had to take a shot at it."  I just don't understand why enforcing our laws is so controversial.  Even among those who don't disagree with the laws themselves...

Mark Cavendish outsprints J. J. Haedo to win 2010 ATOC stage 1Well the Amgen Tour of California kicked off today, a flat "sprint stage" from Nevada City to Sacramento, and to no one's surprise Mark Cavendish won a field sprint at the end, although he was pushed nicely by J. J. Haedo.  The big news was that some of the big names hit the deck in the final circuits around downtown Sacramento, including Tom Boonen, George Hincapie, and Jens Voight.  On to tomorrow's stage which features more climbing but will likely end in a sprint as well.

In the other big race taking place at the moment, Cadel Evans won stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia, and Alexander Vinokourov leads overall.  Wow, could Vino really do it?  Stay tuned.

The other day I mentioned video chat as a cool future; reader Marc alerts me to the announcement of Sprint's upcoming HTC EVO 4G phone, which will have - ta da - video chat.  We'll see whether it's a dancing bear, but it seems like it would be a big winner.  Especially for, um, private chats...  yeah.

ZooBorn: a baby elephantWrapping up, here's the ZooBorn of the weekend: a baby elephant.  Yeah I know we have had many little elephants and they are all really cute, but this little girl might be the cutest.

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