Link: What is Excellence? by Seth Godin →
Excellence means that you’re indispensable. At least right now, in this moment, there’s no one else I would choose but you. You, the excellent one, are so surprising, so delightful, so over-the-top and, yes, so human that there really isn’t anyone else I’d rather dance with.
'People's History' author Howard Zinn dies at 87 -... →
Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose leftist “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling alternative to mainstream texts and a favorite of such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen and Ben Affleck, died Wednesday. He was 87.
In Defense of Leno - Ross Douthat Blog -... →
Nailed on the point. “A Comfortable Mediocrity.”
Koreatown, Los Angeles, California →
Today, Koreatown leads Los Angeles in its effort for gentrification. The neighborhood is known for its many commercial and residential mid and high rise towers, its rich collection of pre-1940 brick colonial revival buildings, Asian high fashion boutiques, and holding the largest concentration of nightclubs and 24-hour businesses and restaurants in Southern California. It was also the location of...
Avatar spurs on George Lucas' Star Wars 3D plans |... →
Obama nominates Santa Clara County Judge Lucy Koh... →
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Lucy H. Koh is poised to become the first Korean-American federal court judge in the country.
MG: My writing model is my mother, who is a writer as well. She always valued...– 10 Questions with Malcolm Gladwell
How Recession Reshaped the Job Market →
Yep, time’s are a-changin’.
Cheers! Guinness Beer Turns 250 →
It’s unsurprising that Guinness is throwing a global shindig to commemorate Arthur’s Day — named after Arthur Guinness, the founder of Guinness, who signed a 9,000 year lease on Dublin’s St James’s Gate Brewery 250 years ago. In fact, Nigeria is one of Guinness’s biggest markets – according to a report published in the Los Angeles Times, “Guinness now sells more beer in Nigeria than it...
The killer app that busted ski-resort snow jobs -... →
Do you want to know how much fresh powder has really fallen on your favourite ski hill? There’s an app for that. Ski resorts have for years pulled a subtle snow job on their customers, routinely inflating how much new snow falls on Saturdays and Sundays to lure the weekend crowd. It’s why that 20 centimetres in the snow report never seemed as deep on the hill as it sounded on paper.
Did you feel that earthquake too? Here’s how it... →
The agency said it will incorporate tweets into its research in December. Paul Earle, a scientist for the Geological Survey, said the agency has developed a prototype that continuously gathers the tweets containing the word “earthquake” in multiple languages. After an earthquake is detected using seismometers, the tweets may get attached to the earthquake alert.
Firefox 4.0 UI redesign « Chromatic Pixel →
Carsonispace - Rent a desk in a fun and creative... →
Google processes about 20 petabytes of data per... →
According to Kevin Kelly in The New York Times, “the entire [written] works of humankind, from the beginning of recorded history, in all languages” would amount to 50 petabytes of data.