Virginia's Winter Weather Response on Tumblr →
Get the latest info from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management on the winter weather response here.
A workplace poster explaining what the company calls its “healthy discount...– Whole Foods eyes discounts for healthy staff - FT.com (via Freakonomics Blog)
Americans Long Way From Running Barefoot : NPR →
One Portland, Ore.-area running store owner is exhibiting a runner’s calm about news that barefoot running may put less stress on feet, saying Americans are not set up to run barefoot. But companies such as Nike are releasing minimal shoes that that are supposed to simulate barefoot running and other companies are taking advantage of the growing movement.
Obituaries are already being written for the Amazon Kindle with today’s Apple announcement of iPad and iBooks. (At least Steve Jobs gave Amazon and the Kindle some props today.) Despite the iPad’s large color touch screen, I think the reports of the Kindle’s death are premature. The Kindle will still offer major cost savings and some significant advantages for serious readers of...
Initial Thoughts on the iPad
Online reaction to today’s iPad announcement has seemed negative in some cases. But, I don’t think that’s deserved for the most part. The high expectations many of us have for Apple and the numerous iPad details leaked before launch created a frenzy that would have been hard for any product to justify. The iPad is not revolutionary in the sense of the original Mac or the original...
‘We have a breakthrough deal with AT&T.’ Wow. Some serious sharp...– Live from the Apple ‘latest creation’ event — Engadget
Of these 112 predictions on record so far, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an...– Punxsutawney Phil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I’m hoping Phil says Early Spring this year.
Groundhog Day proponents state that the rodents’ forecasts are accurate...– Groundhog Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The link also contains a useful table of predictions made each year since 1999 broken down by groundhog.
Mr. Jobs owns approximately 5.5 million shares of the Company’s common stock....– Perhaps the most fascinating passage from Apple’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Proxy Statement.
And the winner for the first tablet software... →
What’s funny is I was just thinking to myself today how Crosswords would be even more amazing on a larger screen. You go Stand Alone!
Francisca is Really Getting into Farmville
Francisca: Do you wanna watch TV?
Francisca: OK, I just have to go harvest my raspberries first. I'll be right back.
Another Day, Another Kindle News Release
As you’ve probably heard by now, Amazon is releasing a Kindle Development Kit in limited beta next month that will allow “active content” third-party applications to run on the Kindle. I think this is another smart move by Amazon in that it has little to lose and everything to gain here. But, I question how big a splash Kindle apps can make. The Kindle 2 and Kindle DX are...
Are you ever just going about your day when you happen to get a really good, unexpected shoulder/joint pop and you can literally feel tension leaving your body? I love that feeling.
Amazon launches new Kindle royalty plan | Macworld →
Another smart (if perhaps Apple-inspired) move by Amazon. Surprisingly, I haven’t heard rumors regarding a Kindle 3, the feature set for such a device, or the price point for it. But, I’m guessing Amazon will announce something in the next three weeks. We’re almost out of the 30-day return period for holiday purchases. The Kindle 2’s first anniversary will be on Feb. 9th....
Every year for decades, a figure dressed in black, who’s identity is...– Mystery Visitor Misses Poe’s Birthday : NPR
People have said it was ‘haunting.’ I had one person tell me it was...– Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig discussing the cover of the new Contra album.
Alas, There is No Olga
I’m spending a good chunk of my workday telling men from around the world that a woman named Olga they got an email from doesn’t really exist. I feel like I’m crushing these guys’ dreams. It’s not fun. I wish Olga really did exist.
Two Positive Customer Service Experiences
In an age where everyone seems to complain about poor customer service, I’ve had two really great experiences in the past two weeks. First, my white iPhone 3GS developed a small crack around the silence switch. It was odd because I kept the phone in a case, never dropped it, didn’t see any other signs of wear on it, and rarely used the silence switch. I went to my local Apple Store...
Doctors Without Borders on Tumblr →
Check out the Doctors Without Borders Tumblr blog and donate to its Haiti response effort now!
Donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund also. Give if you can!
Haiti Relief: Small Dog Electronics will match... →
lfarm: Up to $200 per individual. (Via Lia.) Ann Curry tweeted that Doctors Without Borders claims all hospitals in the Port au Prince area have either collapsed or been abandoned. (Via apsies.) (via emilyposts and noraleah) None of the three aid centers run by Doctors Without Borders is operable, the group said, and the organization is focusing on re-establishing surgical capacity so it can...
White Sky is by far my favorite track on Vampire Weekend’s Contra album.
European countries are increasingly pegging speeding fines to income as a way to...– Europe slapping rich with massive traffic fines - Yahoo! News (via Freakonomics Blog)
Fans of the ABC TV series Lost are afraid that President Obama will give his...– ‘Lost’ Fans Fear Obama Speech Will Bump Premiere : NPR Words fail me.
The TODAY Show is now on Tumblr! →