Monday, March 29, 2010

Now THIS is Web2.0

TripIt: You email it reservation confirmations (flights, hotels, car rentals, etc) and it mashes up an itinerary for you, publishes it as an iCal feed, alerts you to people you know who live (or, if they use TripIt too, people who will be traveling nearby), and suggests sights to see. Via.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Happy Hour

Courtesy of David Wondrich, who knows his drink:

The Shandy Gaff
Fill a pint glass a little more than halfway with a good American pale ale (eg, Red Tail) that's been well chilled. Top off, slowly, with ginger beer (we recommend Goslings). 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

Best Rube Goldberg Machine EVER!

It's also a music video for OK Go's latest. Via.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Not More, Just Different

Turns out when broken down by social program spending and sick care/rescue spending, the US values sickness more than health, and, just as interesting, the USA's overall spending on health & sickness is similar to other countries'.

One could apply some supply-side thinking and hypothesize that if we did more to keep the 300+ million Americans healthy, they'd be more productive than they are now, what with all that sick time missed at work, and GDP would go up, so that as a percentage of GDP, health/social program spending would go down...