R.I.P. Holly, 1998-2012. She was the best and we’ll always remember her incredibly human-like behavior and indelible love for men.
If you’re a fan of the space age, this is a must-read. Astronauts have been saying “Houston” into their radios since 1965. The callsign refers in general to the Johnson Space Center in Texas, and the people who answer to it sit in the Mission Control Center, located in Building 30 near the south end [...]
I flew on SQ231 earlier this summer and wholeheartedly agree they’re on top. As for what’s available in the US? Pathetic. Readers’ Choice Awards at Condé Nast (via)
Think Different. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing [...]
Ellen McManis on Relativistic Baseball: After about 70 nanoseconds the ball arrives at home plate. The batter hasn’t even seen the pitcher let go of the ball, since the light carrying that information arrives at about the same time the ball does. Collisions with the air have eaten the ball away almost completely, and it [...]
My new favorite service: HideIPVPN. Make your traffic appear to originate from United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany or Canada. Access sites like Hulu, Pandora, ABC, NBC, BBC iPlayer, ITV. Unblock Skype and VoIP. This allows me to watch Tour de France highlights on iTV Player for $5 — a fraction of the $30 subscription on NBCSports.
If you haven’t heard, LinkedIn released a new iPad app this week. The company’s developers have been writing blog posts about the technology behind the app, and many in the development community are intrigued to read the details. It turns out approximately 95% of the iPad app is HTML with nearly all of the view [...]
Mark Healey is a professional web developer living in Boulder, Colo.