"The Kindles are to Amazon what the printed catalog was to Sears a century ago."

Amazon’s New Kindles At Daring Fireball

Jobs' One More Thing…

Best article I’ve read yet about Jobs’ resignation (at Techcrunch of all places!).

While his age and health suggest that his time running Apple should be near an end or over, his track record in recent years suggests the opposite. Jobs is retiring in his prime.

Apple just had its best quarter ever. The iPhone, released just four years ago, is now their most important product. The iPad, released just last year, is a bigger business than the Mac. Earlier this month, Apple pushed past Exxon as the most valuable company in the world. This is Sandy Koufax retiring. This is Barry Sanders retiring. This is John Elway hanging it up after winning two Super Bowls in a row. This is Rocky Marciano walking away undefeated.

TMBG covers Chumbawamba

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America’s Most Expensive Restaurants

America’s Most Expensive Restaurants

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Metroid 25th Anniversary Tribute Medley

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New York Day to Night

New York Day to Night

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Apple Store Challenge


  Twice a year in Manhattan, New York, for about 20 minutes, the sunset aligns precisely with the city’s street grid to simultaneously illuminate both the north and south sides of every cross street.
  
  Since Manhattanhenge’s two days happen to fall near Memorial Day and Baseball’s All Star break, some people have suggested that future anthropologists will conclude that Americans worshipped war and baseball. Funny thing is, they wouldn’t be too far off…

Twice a year in Manhattan, New York, for about 20 minutes, the sunset aligns precisely with the city’s street grid to simultaneously illuminate both the north and south sides of every cross street.

Since Manhattanhenge’s two days happen to fall near Memorial Day and Baseball’s All Star break, some people have suggested that future anthropologists will conclude that Americans worshipped war and baseball. Funny thing is, they wouldn’t be too far off…

Tumblr's Staircar: Redis Presharding

Enter Staircar: a lightweight HTTP service to make interacting with hundreds of Redis instances look easy. We considered some nascent open source projects for the job, but found they had a lot of functionality we didn’t need, and/or struggled with response times once the number of elements in the sorted set started to grow. Thus, we ended up with our own libevent-based interface in C, which presents itself as a RESTful, JSON-speaking service.

Extensive benchmarking showed Staircar was able to handle roughly 30,000 requests a second per server.

Great stuff. Can’t wait to see some code.


  You know you work with geeks when…

You know you work with geeks when…

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"

I really have come to understand that 90% of success is showing up. The other 10% is asking for what you need. That doesn’t leave a lot of space for the influence of “great glass.”

Lenses trump cameras. Lighting trumps lenses. Gesture trumps lighting. A good idea, well executed wins the hand.

"

Ranch Weather. Ranch Lenses. Texas Girl.

"Photography Poker"

Harry Potter vs. Star Wars

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Harry Potter vs. Star Wars

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"[Alan] Tudyk plays the voice of a Marine in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3. He is joined by his Firefly co-stars Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion who both voice Marines. All three actors are given personalities in the game matching those of their characters from Firefly."

May have just found the one and only reason to buy an 360 and play Halo 3.

(Source: Wikipedia)

​B​o​r​e​d​ ​P​e​o​p​l​e​ ​Q​u​i​t

I think of boredom as a clock. Every second that someone on my team is bored, a second passes on this clock. After some aggregated amount of seconds that varies for every person, they look at the time, throw up their arms, and quit.

Ocarina of Time 3D with Robin FUCKING Williams

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