2010

Abstruse Goose on the coming apocalypse – http://t.co/dQizhJj # Scalzi on SciFi Films of 2010 http://t.co/GXJzefS I agree about Inception; interesting that Iron Man 2 did better in US (but not worldwide) # WTF? #Twitter suddenly reports I'm "Following 0, Followers 0". Wrong, wrong, wrong. # Logically, I must have experienced a haircut which qualifies…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-12-26

Insightful piece on the pernicious myths of "the Fall" and "purity" in religion: http://bit.ly/iaO6us (It's even more blatant in Buddhism.) # Good news: no painful after-effects of blasting kidney stones. Puzzling: almost no gravel coming through. Keep drinking! # The numbers are clear: Fox == Republican propaganda http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/12/the-propaganda-channel.html # RT @Maragretuwo: RIP Cap'n Beefheart RT…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-12-19

Funniest sports story ever? http://www.rollingstone.com:80/politics/matt-taibbi/blogs/TaibbiData_May2010/238311 # Visited @united site to print my itinerary to put in my luggage; saw the upgrade on the SFO-ORD leg had cleared. Nice way to start the trip! # "Different cures for different diseases" seems obvious…. Memo to Republicans: it isn't always 1980. http://t.co/MmTKafY via @mattyglesias # Oh joy: looks…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-12-05

Call the TSA's Office of Strategic Comms when you're threatened with arrest for airport photography – Boing Boing http://t.co/5X9SfTe # Drool http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ctd/2081204067.html (from iPhone CraigsProFree) # “@vambenepe: Joke #74 ?? Again?! Aargh! It wasn't funny the first six times I heard it. # Just watched Ridley Scott "Robin Hood". Ugh! Wins prize for turning a…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-11-28

In terms of my musical taste, I’m definitely a Brit. I blogged about how this shows up in my music library, and when I checked my car CD changer last week all 6 slots were filled with British artists. But having been out of the country for so long I’ve definitely missed some important artists.…

Read More File under "How could I have missed this?" – Stephen Duffy & Lilac Time

I have a confession to make. I don’t understand Quantum Mechanics. Now there’s no shame in that; Richard Feynman famously said “I think it is safe to say that no one understands Quantum Mechanics.” But the reason I mention this is that I’m pretty sure that I don’t understand it less than I used to.…

Read More QM and the limits of intuition and "common-sense"

My plan for the deficit http://t.co/GvVXRd1 via @nytgraphics # iTunes Sidebar keeps recommending albums that aren't available in the US iTunes Store. #FAIL # Tonight there's a Meetup of the Silicon Valley Cloud Group on EC2 security. 200 RSVPs so far; parking will be hell! http://meetu.ps/3C8c # Used my iPad+VGAout to present my slides today,…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-11-21