Future Shock

February 7, 2008

Orson Welles narrates a 1972 video of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock:

(thanks Ford!)


February 7, 2008

Ziff Davis is changing their review scoring from a numeric scale to US-style letter grades. This also includes retroactively rescoring every existing review. Hurrah, revisionism!

Sheldon Brown

February 5, 2008

Sheldon Brown With great dismay I read today of the death of Sheldon Brown, a cycling icon whose humor, encyclopedic knowledge and grace pervaded every bit of his website. He was as much an influence of my decision to cycle across Japan, ride brakeless, and roll steel over aluminum as anyone I’ve [never] met. I only wish I could have paid a visit to Boston to correct that.


February 5, 2008

Zogby is polling Obama over Clinton in California and elsewhere, contrasting with other pollsters.

Ride One

February 4, 2008

This morning's ride up the Headlands and subsequent burning forearms and calves was a simple reminder why endorphin is my drug of choice. I look forward to ride two.

March 27

February 4, 2008

Jose Gonzales or Justice?

In California

February 2, 2008

One feeling that was absolutely reinforced with blazing clarity by traveling was how much I actually love living in San Francisco. Here are my friends, topography, water and within 5 hours of [nearly] every climate. I’ve tried to take advantage of that in the three days I’ve been back, enjoying the Pacific coast via motorcycle as well as the Sierra Nevada via snowboard—with a dozen friends. Moments include excellent baggage claim, eating turns and Hoth stormtrooper action in Kirkwood.

Also, good food. Oi. Tip hat to Sue, Vadan, Lex and whoever created Hyphy.

Afghanistan, Internet = Death

February 2, 2008

From the appallingly-fucked-up dept: Student sentenced to death for using the internet by an Islamic court. There’s also a petition to free Pervez Kambaksh.

(via The Independent)


February 1, 2008

Oh, so good. Spontaneous Tahoe trip with Xispo, Sue, John, Beau, Case, Whitaker, Erin, Vadan, Stacey, Clive and Lex. Snow + friends + Zwack = formula for success.

Clay Davis 2008!

January 31, 2008

Er, now that Edwards is gone, and the Republican race is less murky, the frontrunners are playing nice—aiming their respective barbs at the GOP instead of each other. But really, what this campaign season needs is more Prop Joe.

Hillary and Obama, Nice Nice

Edit: The Wikipedia entry for Proposition Joe has a spoiler in the first paragraph. Lame. Lame. Lame.