Seen at the WWI Memorial in downtown Washington, DC.
Found this video on YouTube, and just had to share it with you. It's the 2005 Stanford Commencement speech, and it's amazingly inspirational. In it, Steve Jobs tells three stories from his life, and each one has an amazing lesson for us to learn. Whatever you may think of the man, you can't argue with … Continue reading Words of wisdom from Steve Jobs
I made time tonight to do a few things that I've wanted to get done for some time: Introduce a new section called Faves, which displays my shared items from Google Reader. This is where I'll showcase the posts I find really interesting and worthwhile to read from the various blogs and feeds that I'm … Continue reading A bit of site maintenance
People are making a big to-do about Solid State Disks (SSDs) like this one. While I agree a 128GB size is impressive for SATA-connected flash memory, they shouldn't be marketed as replacements for regular laptop hard drives. Yes, I think HD damage due to drops is a valid reason to try and use SSDs, but … Continue reading Solid State Disks aimed at wrong market segment
I love the idea of the HumanCar, a street-legal vehicle powered by the passengers and a hybrid-electric drive. It's wonderful! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=369463415941480101 [via Autopia]
This is a two-part article. Here's Part 1. While in Rome, my brother kept dangling this promise of taking our bicycles out to Via Appia and making a day trip out of it. I wanted to see it because the Via Appia was the most important Roman road of its time. Roman bases, villas and … Continue reading Biking on the Via Appia (part 2)
In March of 1999 I visited Rome. It was my first trip to Italy and I had a wonderful time. I stayed with my brother, who at the time was on a 3-year fellowship there to do research. He studies myths and religions and does comparisons between deities in various cultures. He also collects folklore: … Continue reading Photos from Rome