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Track your favorite Olympic sports with Filtrbox

Information tracking company Filtrbox has put out a handy little widget for tracking TeamUSA at the Olympics.  By choosing both sports (for example: "USA Cycling – Men’s Road") or an individual athletes ("USA Cycling – Men’s Road: Levi Leipheimer") you can keep up to date on your favorite Olympic stories.

Closing the top of the world

China has effectively closed off Mt. Everest peak attempts this year by baring teams from being on the mountain between March and June (which effectively closes off the window for an attempt from the Tibet side this year).  All of this is apparently in reaction to protests in recent years over Tibeten independence and the…

Jumping on the bandwagon

I admit it – I’m not a huge baseball fan. I used to love baseball. I collected baseball cards, followed the box scores and (in true nerd fashion – especially for that era) kept complicated spreadsheets tracking the stats of my favorite players. The Bill James Baseball Bible was my religion. That was before 1986….

Are you in Boulder on the 19th?

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art puts on a fantastic (and very fun) art auction every year.  My wife, Greeley, and I have been regulars for several years and always have a great time. This year Greeley is even more involved as the event chair (putting on an art auction is an incredible amount of…

The respect of a cousin

The following is an article that was published in The Jewish Week.  It’s of particular interest because it came to me by way of a Pakastani-born muslim friend who currently lives in Dubai (with the subject that included “Please reprint/forward this where you can”). The Respect Of A Cousin After the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s 12…

The old paradigm

It’s funny that network news programs remain popular. Why get your news from such a limited source – and to boot, one that knows nothing about what you’re really interested in? Take, for example, the nightly reporting of the Dow and Nasdaq. Is that actually relevant to most people’s lives? The answer is no – but it’s a proxy…

Welcome back

I guess it was inevitable – the government started selling the long bond again today. First time since 2001. Guess that’s what deficit spending leads to . . .

George Bush Sings!

Bet you didn’t know that he had it in him. Enjoy! http://www.thepartyparty.com/ (thanks to Chris for the link)

A little perspective

My dad sent me the following link that shows a map of the New Orleans flooding overlayed on a map of Boston (great UI).  Being from Boston, this is a particularly relevant scale for me (particularly since I’ve spent a total of only 2 days in New Orleans in my life).  Even if your’re not…

Was Hobbes Right?

Louisiana are pretty remarkable. Gunmen targeting medical convoys. Widespread looting. Here’s some aerial photography that shows the water covering neighborhoods.  Here’s a link to a photo series from the WashingtonPost (if this link doesn’t work for you there’s a link from the post home page).  Its unbelievable to see what’s going on and disheartening to watch some of…