What Health Care Can Learn from the Transformation of Financial Services –
Nike Wants Athletes to Run a Marathon in Under Two Hours, So It’s Rebuilding the Race. And the Runners –
You Can Brew Beer In Your Digestive Tract – Sugar is the devil.
Virginia Schools Ban ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ ‘Huck Finn’ Over Racial Slurs – Was just having a conversation about Huck Finn with my oldest yesterday. We were talking about the fact that on one level it’s just a story, and on another level the story is just a tool Mark Twain used as commentary on the state of the culture at a specific time and place. It led to a conversation about how slavery has existed throughout history, how horrible it is, how there was a change in popular opinion about slavery in this country, whether or not people at our socio-economic level would have owned slaves during the early 1800s, etc.
You’d think that the fact that these words are so “alarming” to people would make it even easier for them to understand exactly why Huck was able to come to the conclusion that the “civilized” view of Jim’s condition was wrong.
We Survive Because Reality May Be Nothing Like We Think It Is –
Improving On-the-Fly Teamwork in Health Care –
The End Of Empires: Rome Vs. America – I want to read something that tells me how we’re NOT like Rome. Please.
After decades of dreaming, indoor location’s time has come – Fingers crossed on this one.
‘Blue Christmas’ drug bust targets illegal prescription drug sales in Brevard – Big day tomorrow for mugshots!
Tools vs insight – I am Jack’s complete astonishment that Seth Godin can come up with these amazing posts for his blog on a daily basis. I would read it in a box, and I would read it with a fox.
Does Beer Affect Your Training? – I was warned not to read this, but I did anyway. Dammit.
Rethinking the Value of the Brick Run for Long Course Triathlon – And here I was thinking I was bucking the system by doing “rested bricks” on the weekends. Sounds like I may have been on to something.
How to Make a Citizen’s Arrest – Yes!
If Everyone Else is Such an Idiot, How Come You’re Not Rich? – Atlantic Mobile – Great article from someone who is NOT an idiot.
Stop Trying to Coach People Who Shouldn’t Be Coached! – This applies to so many people in so many situations. And I’ve been all four of these people at one time or another as well. I try my best to be coachable though.
Proper Pacing for Your Best Run – I’ve always just used HR control on the bike and tried to build a good run with negative splits with whatever I had left. There are some good ideas here I could definitely use to improve at different distances.
Cuba Libre! – Check out @hungrymother featured in this article!
A Food Label That Actually Teaches You About Food – There should be a “nom nom” graph on there somewhere too.
Oh yeah, this is going to go over really well…
First, it was kegs, then couches. Now, Cocoa Beach will consider banning booze on the beach.
It’s a sad day when a man can’t sit on his couch and drink a coldbeer (on the beach). Why don’t they just ban “acting-like-a-drunk-idiot”. That would give them the ability to not only persecute the intoxicated, but also the people who are stupid without the help of alcohol.
I will admit that there have been times that drinking coldbeer and acting like an idiot weren’t necessarily mutually exclusive for me. It’s a long process, but that’s actually how one learns to eventually enjoy one without the other.
I say we go after the people who leave their cigarette asses on the beach first.
Understanding Your Motivation – I stay in all 6 states at all times.
FamilyShield is a No-Setup Adult Content Blocker for Your Router –
Best Place to Set Up Shop Online? –
Greener Than You — Entrepreneurial Foraging – This is nothing new. Broke college students have been foraging in bars for half drunk bottles and in the student ghettos for morning-after "yard beers" for decades.
Banksimple – Long overdue, and supposed to be launching in 2010. You can sign up for an invite right now. Loooooong overdue.
The Breaking Point for Children in Sports – The middle ground between letting kids live a sedentary lifestyle and pushing them to the point of injury and psychological distress is pretty wide. I can see where parents at both extremes would point to the opposite extreme for justification, but it's only a justification.
Soluto – This looks like a promising solution to help you diagnose and end PC problems. I'm signed up for the beta, hope to get my account soon, and will let you know!
Mark Twain autobiography to be published in November – Can't get enough. This is one I'll be looking forward to.
The Death of Global Warming – I don’t think it’s dead just yet. Just like in a bad horror movie, it will make one last effort to grab us by the ankle and stab us in the knee. Or something painful like that.
Iran News in February. – If this involves a Segway or an iPad I’m going to be very disappointed.
The 25 Hottest Olympians To Watch For – Ok.Fine. I’ll watch.
Wanna Buy Lane Kiffin’s House? – I propose a group of boosters get together to purchase this place. Then invite 100,000 of their closest friends over and roast marshmallows as it burns to the ground. 😛
Free in Tennessee – German Homeschooling Asylum – Speechless. For whatever reason this family chose to homeschool, I’m glad they found a place they are allowed to do so.
I have a gmail filter set up so that notifications of new Twitter followers don’t get sent to my inbox. I go through them a couple of times of weeks, and I’ve picked up on a few patterns in my follow-back decision making…
- If you are following more people than I am and have only produced 1% of the tweets I have go back! You are not getting followed.
- If you are following 10x more people than are following you, go back! You are not getting followed.
- If you are following a number of people approximately equal to or smaller than the number of people that are following you and your number of tweets is at least 10% of the number of people you follow, I’m going to check you out and probably follow back.
- If I know you in real life, I’m going to follow you. Even if you’ve never tweeted. But expect me to prod you into participating.
- If you mention David Lee Roth or Falls City beer in your profile, I will follow you.
Expect this list to grow and evolve.
Using Google Apps? 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked – I really need to get around to doing these things. Looks like you could make it happen in less than 15 minutes and save yourself a lot of heartache.
WordPress 2.9, oh so fine – Just updated, and this should force a post. The image editor and easy video embed are nice!
Common Laptop/Netbook Positions to Avoid – I'm just going to pretend I didn't see this.
Nullification: Friend of Liberty – Well Texas?
Jesus Was Cool – "Be nice to each other." Pretty simple. But wait, there's more…
Developer Resources for Android – This is on my to-do list. I swear. I even have an app idea that will be huge for a very small market.
Jerry Taylor discusses global warming on the premiere of Stossel – I missed this inaugural episode and haven't had a chance to watch this yet, but it looks to be interesting
Drunk Four Year Old Steals Christmas Presents – Shock and awe.
Obama Ecstasy pills hit the streets – I knew they were on something.
A gay secession manifesto – Careful what you ask for. Your opponents just may support you in this whole heartedly.
Is Facebook Losing its Coveted Demographic? – Duh. Who wants to use the same service as their parents? That doesn't take a genius to figure out.
A slightly unfortunate Twitter billboard – Sad someone got suspended from their job for a week over this. It's just a someone humorous accident…not that big of a deal.
20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer – If given the same opportunity as water, I believe beer could have created an even Grander Canyon.
Stoplight Redesign – I like the idea. Wondering why they didn't build a mount for cameras right in.
The End Of The CrunchPad – Sucks. I was hoping to get one of these instead of the Apple tablet someday. I cain't have nuthin' nice!
Unemployment Growth on a Map – Pretty interesting graphic here that demonstrates how tough the economy is becoming.
FIX: “Violation of Primary Key Constraint” – I usually don’t link out to stuff like this. But if I have to stay up all night Saturday night reading this stuff, you should at least have to acknowledge the link.
The Most Influential Websites in the World – I’m actually happy my blog isn’t listed there. Gives me something to shoot for in aught 10!
Time to postpone Copenhagen – I would agree, but the whole thing is nothing but (bad) theater anyway. The show must go on.
Google Maps Navigation now available for Android 1.6 – And of course…I’m stuck at 1.5
Price Matching on Black Friday – HT Silence
WP Get Post Image – Latest plugin from my boy, my haw, Michael Wender.
Psychoanalysis and Cold Cold Beer – I suffer from split personality disorder
Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown – How dare you do something for free that these guys won’t do for less than $15/hour!
Because 15% is 15%. It’s only two bucks, and will ensure that you get slow service wherever you use it.
Suggestion…make a key chain version. Or an iPhone App.