Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gorillas and pin up photos

Amazing article here about 3 female gorillas in a London zoo who are going "bananas" over the poster of a male French gorilla who is going to make a visit. The London zoo apparently has been male-less for almost an year. One of the females put the poster up on a tree to stare at it.

An additional bonus is the "dating" descriptions of the three females.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bill Gates vs. Hurricanes

Come on people. You have to realize that Bill Gates can do anything... Anything.

Goldfrapp Vid

Here's a super creative new video from a band I really dig: Goldfrapp. Watch out for the dancing dog in the last 30 seconds. The only thing that would have made it better would have been more Alison Goldfrapp herself.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

C'est La Vie

Just put up the Travelblog for my trip to Montreal this past weekend. Fun times.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shooting For The Stars

Really interesting article here about a competition that pits hobbyists and start-ups in competitions for the various components that would be needed to build a space elevator. Most enlightening is the description of how the same technology that is being developed for the different components is useful in other applications, and these innovators are starting to look to commercialize their work for use in other contexts.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

British Politics Are Way More Entertaining

If US Politics were this rowdy, I'd watch C-Span every day. Having to defend yourself so much would also be a good test of which politicians actually know what they're talking about.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cambridge 9-1-1

There must be some sort of emergency-spree in Cambridge, MA. For the past two weeks, there's been blaring sirens cruising up and down Cambridge St nearly every 20 minutes, non-stop.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A Little Change

It's been a bit over an year that I started this blog. What an intense year it's been. My free time to write and reflect has varied greatly, but I figured that a little change never hurt anyone.

As a bit of a throwback, here's my first post ever on the blog from last year:

It's starting to sink in... I'm going back to school, this time, for an MBA at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. After four years out in the working world, I'm jumping back in. I'll once again have to brush up on Calc, Stats, Accounting and Econ. But first, I have to move from DC to Boston... That's happening this weekend. There's so much to do before then..

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This is a robot

I wonder what other tech projects Japan is cooking up that don't make prime-time outside of its borders.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

He Who Can Sell Ice To Eskimos

Ex-Pres. Clinton shows up to North Korea, chit-chats with Kim Jong Il, and goes home with two detained U.S. citizens. Amazing.

Keep on truckin' Bill.