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yellow week

Tuesday,  01/21/20  11:29 PM

yellow day Then comes a yellow week, and wheeeeeeeeeee.  I am a busy, buzzy bee.

Note to self: don't attend conferences, visit vendors, and meet with partners the week after your company is acquired.  You will not sleep.

So, how's it going?  Great, thanks for asking.  I've been busy - it's all happening! - but it's all good.  And now for a nice little filter pass...

I do try to stay away from politics, but if you didn't listen to this, you should: Trump's speech at Davos.  A pretty optimistic take.

Apropos: The distribution of the world's wealth.  Click to see a most illuminating diagram ... biggest surprise for me was Japan [still] in third place, well ahead of Germany, the UK, and France.

Brad Feld: The American Tailwind, a recounting of Warren Buffet's most recent Berkshire Hathaway annual letter.

Peter SaganVelonews stories of the decade: Peter Sagan.  Sorry Chris Froome but yes he was the best rider of the 2010s.  Three world championships in a row and six green jerseys.  And he had fun, and we did too, watching.

Congratulations!  To Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair, for 20 years of blogging at Boing Boing.  I so remember the early days of blogging, and Boing Boing was one of the first great group blogs.  And they still are...

Dave Winer: I want my old blog back.  He veered into Twitter-land, but now he's back.

Blogging pioneer Jason Kottke notes: Tim Bray is still blogging.  "The great danger is that the Web’s future is mall-like: No space really public, no storefronts but national brands’, no visuals composed by amateurs, nothing that’s on offer just for its own sake, and for love."

And one more early blogger: Jon Udell: I get to be a blogger.  Me, too :)

SpaceX DragonSpaceX are gearing up to send actual people into space; as a next step, they conducted a flawless in-flight abort test.  "Designed to prove that Crew Dragon can safely escape a failing Falcon 9 rocket at essentially any point from the launch pad to orbit, SpaceX voluntarily chose to perform a full-fidelity IFA test - blowing up a SpaceX rocket - something NASA left up to both it and Boeing."  Excellent.

From Sept, 2016: How human will colonize Mars (Elon Musk livestream).  SpaceX isn't just going to send actual people into space, they're going to land them on Mars.  What a time to be alive!

tribe sellingFrom Gilles Raymond in Jean-Louis Gassee's Monday Note: Tribe Selling.  This is a little different take on Gladwell's Tipping Point, and "influencers".

Good news: Trump administration proposes school nutrition guidelines with less fruit, vegetables.  Bring back Ding Dongs!

And a little postscript ... one of the things I missed most about not blogging was not being able to see what I would have blogged about.  And looking at those old posts, I am struck that "news of the day" doesn't last, but "interesting new things" does.  I'll try to remember that...

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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
Aperio's Mission = Automating Pathology
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
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God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji The Nest Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
progress ratches