Cabo San Lucas, April 20th-26th
ITINERARY April 20 2008 Depart: Portland, OR at 6:45 AM Arrive: Cabo San Lucas, MX at 1:20 PM April 26 2008 Depart: Cabo San Lucas, MX at 2:36 PM Arrive: Portland, OR at 8:15 PM GET EXCITED.
Portland WalkScore →
Find out how walkable your neighborhood is on WalksScore! My neighborhood in Portland scored a 94 out of 100.
Endowments at Elite Prep Schools →
EXETER, N.H. — When Curtis Thomas, a 14-year-old from a poor family living in St. Rose, La., arrived here two years ago to attend Phillips Exeter Academy, he brought little more than a pair of jeans and two shirts. That would hardly do at a 227-year-old prep school where ties are still required for boys in class. So Curtis’s history teacher, armed with Exeter funds, took him shopping for a new...
Helvetica, the movie →
Technically, it’s just a documentary about a typeface, but I think it’s far more interesting than that. I highly recommend this movie, if only to get a sense of the impact Helvetica has had on the world. Note: this is a Google Video link, so watch the movie before it gets taken down. — cubicle17 I have posted about this movie before. If you have not seen it yet, this is your opportunity!
How I feel about life:
I keep worrying that tomorrow won’t be as exciting and amazing as today, but then tomorrow comes… — ericlodwick I feel the same way.
Technical article on shooting Cloverfield →
Basically they used an HVX200 ($5k) for most of it, and a Sony F23 ($100k) for the scenes that needed monsters inserted. Go see the movie, by the way. (awesome link via dalas) — jstn
Getty Images Up for Sale, Could Fetch $1.5 Billion →
“Getty Images, the world’s biggest supplier of pictures and video to media and advertising companies, has put itself on the auction block and could fetch more than $1.5 billion, people briefed on the situation said Sunday.” (via the NYT)
Google to Host Terabytes of Open-Source Science... →
“Sources at Google have disclosed that the humble domain, http://research.google.com, will soon provide a home for terabytes of open-source scientific datasets. The storage will be free to scientists and access to the data will be free for all. The project, known as Palimpsest and previewed to the scientific community at the Science Foo camp at the Googleplex last August, missed its original...
Top 100 Domain Sales of 2007 →
Some of the best that made the list: Bald.com - $400,000 Iran.com - $400,000 BoiseIdaho.com - $175,000 DreamLife.com - $171,750 Gibraltar.com - $360,000 Computer.com - $2,100,000 MegaYachts.com - $150,000 Zimbabwe.com - $130,000 Passover.com - $100,000
“Japanese magazine Shonen Ace posted the first installment of a manga based on J.J. Abrams’ new monster flick, Cloverfield, to its website last week. The tie-in manga, titled Cloverfield/Kishin, follows the story of a Japanese boy named Kishin whose fate is somehow tied into the apocalyptic events taking place in New York City. Artist Yoshiki Togawa will draw three more installments of...
The very first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83....– eBay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Through it all, Jobs maintained the highest level of secrecy. Internally, the...– How the iPhone blew up the wireless industry
Scientists discover a fossil in China with... →
The findings imply that the dinosaur had up-to 25 layers of colagen protecting its organs which is, apparently, what dolphins and sharks today have. There’s also some debate as to what kind of skin the dinosaur had on the surface, whether it was leather-y or covered in feathers. Kind of really awesome. — davidcho
I’ve Been in That Club, Just Not in Real Life →
”A Web site created by MTV promises users a virtual visit to the clubs of the Lower East Side. Is it a chance to party or some kind of sell-out?” “In the fall of 2006 MTV started Virtual Laguna Beach, a 3-D world meant to simulate the Southern Californian beach community of its semi-reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County”; in short order it added virtual worlds based...
The cost of running Twitter →
“There are over 450,000 active users and 750,000 registered users on Twitter and with Twittown suggesting 340,000 accounts in July and a growth figure of 60,000 users per month you can settle on a rough 1 million users. Jens Alfke over at Thought Palace suggested “11,000 requests per second” Our figures suggests 27M minutes per day about 450,000 hours/days around 13.5M hours month of non...
Intel Quits Effort to Get Computers to Children →
“Intel and the One Laptop Per Child group had a rocky relationship from the start in their short-lived effort to get inexpensive laptops into the hands of the world’s poorest children.” (via the NYT)