Costa Rica is enchanting. Samara Beach Arenal Volcano The summit was covered in clouds most of our visit, but cleared just as we were leaving. Quetzal in the MonteVerde Cloud Forest Credit to our guide Bernal for setting up this shot. Related Posts: What We Tour 2, What We Tour, What We Hike 3
More catching-up from the reading journal… 12/30/08 The Man Who Invented Christmas Les Standiford Rather than attempt a general biography of Dickens, the book wisely focuses on one particular turning point in the famous author’s life, when his writing career appears to be faltering and he decides to publish, at his own risk, a small [...]
The MRU (Most Recently Used) section of a Files menu shows files that were recently opened by an application. The default Windows way of displaying file names is to omit file extensions. This can become confusing when the application can handle several different file extensions. As an example, how do you distinguish between MP3 and [...]
Happy Pi Day! [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaSCByd0UtM] Enjoy some Pi-ku.
[This is the fourth in a series of articles describing installation of a solar hot water system.] System Start The plumbing is all connected and leak-free. Now let’s put coolant in the system and see if we get heat! Ordinarily we might use equal parts propylene glycol (not the more poisonous ethylene glycol) and water, [...]
From my reading journal. We haven’t posted from the r-j for a while, so will catch up over the next few weeks. 6/16/08 Fortune’s Formula William Poundstone John Kelly at Bell Labs develops a strategy of risk management, applied at blackjack by MIT mathematician Edward O Thorp. Later he applies the same concept to hedge [...]
Man frustrated with converter box shoots TV, in police standoff [Giz] How We Bungled Transition [Wired] High-Def Television Promises Sharper Crap [The Onion] Converter Box Scam Websites [KSDK/NBC] Hidden Camera in DTV Converter Box is a Hoax [Wired] [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4iIM8Eljc] Related Posts: Requiem For Analog TV, Lurching Toward Digital