Move is done, we are settled, so I am back at it!
So I recently discovered Steven Universe. I fully recommend it (it’s on Cartoon Network and Hulu). Some people on Tumblr, etc. get a little too into it, but it is quite smart. Don’t let the animation style make you think it isn’t.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US (or not in the US, but who celebrate it anyway). We are reprising our plan from last year, which is to meet up with some friends at the local Brazilian Steakhouse. My Portuguese is a little rusty, but I’m pretty sure the name of the place translates to “Meat Coma”.
Back from Disneyland. If you find yourself at California Adventure, the ride ‘Soaring’ is a treat. And ‘California Screaming’ is a respectable roller coaster.
Pickings were kinda thin these past two weeks, lots of stories that were ho-hum variations on topics discussed before. But there was still some stuff that caught my eye.
Why Finland? Because I got a lot of respect for Finland. Lots of the feel-good social democracy stuff of their neighbors, but still have a tradition of not taking crap from the communists next door. And everyone goes about with a puukko. I catch flak from people who freak out I carry a folding pocket knife everywhere I go.
Just finished a two day Hackathon, and this will be the last Tech Thursday, since we are moving it to Tuesday (where, let’s be honest, it rightfully belongs – Tech Tuesday just reads better).
Release deadline coming up, so light list this week. I also have some other technical posts in the hopper, but I haven’t had time to finish editing them. Hopefully I will next week.
Back from Maui with a fresh set.
I’m in Hawaii on vacation, but I still wanted you all to have something.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …”
— Isaac Asimov
‘The most frightening phrase in the Russian language is “That’s odd.”
–Guess the source
More of what Oscar thought was cool in Science.