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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

Crazy.

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