At the ballet – "mozart"
At the ballet – "mozart"
An interesting perspective, that makes quite a bit of sense. Markets reward predictability. The obsession of Europe's political leaders with avoiding a default, when a default is clearly what needs to happen (when you can't pay your debts, you default), creates unpredictability.
Janie created this video from a bunch of photos taken by a friend that repos cars:
This is part of a great interview with Barney Frank from two years ago, in which he talks about the value of protesting. He points out that the two most effective lobbying organizations in DC are the AARP and the NRA, neither of which hold protests.
This is Orville, our friendly neighborhood garden orb weaving spider (we live in Austin, Texas). He is huge, probably an inch from head to butt, and his back legs are about 2 inches long. Normally he is sitting in his gigantic web, but he has taken it down for the moment because we’ve been getting some serious rain the last few days, and I assume rain and webs don’t mix well.
And if you’d like to see a video:
Here is how to manually update your Nexus One (the original model, non-AT&T, non-rooted) to Froyo, Android 2.2.
Thanks to Adam and Chris Lambert my blog should now be connected to Google Buzz. Its a somewhat involved process, you can find instructions here.
Before I was born my father started a sports shop in the basement of my grandfather’s grocery store in Navan, the small Irish town where I grew up.
As the grocery store found it more and more difficult to compete against the national grocery chains that moved into Navan in the 80s and 90s, the Sports Den thrived, gaining a widespread reputation as the place to go, whether you are a fishing, horse riding, golf, or tennis enthusiast. In the late-90s, the grocery store eventually shut down, leaving only the Sports Den.
While most “sports shops” essentially became sports clothing retail outlets, my father’s shop sold a surprising breadth and depth of sporting goods, ranging from guns, to hurleys, to fishing bait.
When I was a teenager I spent many days working in the “Sports Den”, although I wasn’t a terribly effective salesperson since I knew precious little about sport. I seemed to muddle through though.
In recent years my younger brother Simon has been taking over, and as my father did before him, Simon is placing his own stamp on the business.
For the past few months, Simon and Andrew, another of my 3 brothers, have been working on a website for the Sports Den.
They are finally ready to launch it, and it really does look excellent – go take a look at http://sportsden.ie/ and let them know what you think via the “Contact Us” page!
Christina Carroll, our wedding photographer, just blogged a bunch of engagement photos taken a few weeks ago, mainly in East Austin, they really look amazing! Both Janie and I are very pleased.
Here is one of my favorites:
BeanShell is a great tool for Java programmers which allows you to type Java at a command line and have it evaluated immediately, just like languages such as Python.
BeanShell is distributed as a Java .jar file, and while it is pretty easy to run these on a Mac (just double-click), its a bit untidy as they have a generic icon, and tools like LaunchBar don’t recognize them as a proper application.
To remidy this I’ve packaged up BeanShell as a proper Mac application, you can download the result here:
Download: BeanShell.app 2.0b4
NOTE: I didn’t create BeanShell, I’ve just packaged it. To learn more about BeanShell, or to download its source code visit http://beanshell.org/.