News for May 2013

Rachel’s Wish – 3 years later

I remember when I first heard of this – I donated. It was truly amazing to see how it spread and the amount just soared. It’s even more amazing to see what this little girl built …

Posted: May 23rd, 2013
Categories: charity
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tumblr = livejournal

So with all of this yapping today in the news regarding Tumblr and Yahoo’s Marissa Meyer’s foolish decision to buy Tumblr for 1.1b, I can’t help but think: Haven’t we been here before?

I mean, in its essence, Tumblr is a site for bloggers. Kind of like its blog-site predecessors: Livejournal, Blogger, WordPress, posterous …


Simply put, I’m just inclined to see them as the flavor of the month. I’ve seen all of the write-ups and the history and supposed ‘value’ of tumblr – but when you take the 10,000 foot view, tumblr is truly the current free blogger site to use – one that, once Yahoo gets its hands on it, is doomed to wither like its┬ápredecessors … until the next ‘it’ comes along. Like (word on the street has it) Quora?

Posted: May 20th, 2013
Categories: tech
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Gator Mouth, Anyone?

This is pretty incredible.


Even though it looks like just another one of those “in the year 2020 this will happen” articles, it’s pretty intriguing what science continues to dig into.

Posted: May 19th, 2013
Categories: animals, medicine, science
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Web MD, what is your emergency?

Woman searches Web MD after son is shot – instead of 911.

Hmmm. Maybe 911 should have a home-page? That would be interesting, actually … you could track your ambulance like the Dominos Pizza Tracker …


Posted: May 15th, 2013
Categories: stupid
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9/11 Video

I’ve seen a lot of 9/11 videos, like most people … but just ran across this one and it kind of hit a chord. Brings back the confusing horror of that fall day just a decade ago. I remember Tina and I were getting ready for work that morning, living in our first house in Portland. I remember ironing a shirt for work as we watched the news – when the second plane hit.


Posted: May 2nd, 2013
Categories: history, news, video
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