various items, tidbits, comments and general points of fascination.


Apr 12, 2012
@ 1:36 pm

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Feb 2, 2012
@ 3:54 pm
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What turntable almost looked like


We were perusing some old files and this was what the first designed version of turntable looked like.  It’s funny looking back at it and feels like something out of TRON.  Ultimately it didn’t fit in with the feel we wanted to give (making turntable feel like a small trendy, but homey venue).


Jul 29, 2010
@ 5:57 pm

100 million Facebook users' details published online - Technology & science - Security - »

This is why I make nothing available publicly on my Facebook page.


Jul 28, 2010
@ 3:20 pm

But What If We Did Secede? | Pith in the Wind | Nashville Scene »

What if TN seceded? We be even more landlocked than before, for starters.


Jul 24, 2010
@ 5:30 pm

In 2008, an influential review article in The British Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that sports-medicine specialists should stop recommending running shoes based on a person’s foot posture. No scientific evidence supported the practice, the authors pointed out, concluding that “the true effects” of today’s running shoes “on the health and performance of distance runners remain unknown.”

Phys Ed: Do Certain Types of Sneakers Prevent Injuries? - Well Blog - … good to know before I buy new running shoes


Jul 13, 2010
@ 4:46 pm

A key aspect of resetting the U.S. economy is a shift from homeownership to rental. The U.S. homeownership rate is already coming down on its own, and metro regions with about 40-45 percent renters and 55-60 percent owners appear to have greater flexibility in dealing with economic transitions and higher levels of human capital and higher incomes as well. But rentals can also play a role in urban revitalization. It used to be that rental units were converted into condos. But now, in downtown Miami, high-end condos are being converted into rentals. And it’s bringing lots of young people, empty-nesters, and even some families back downtown

Rentals, Reset, and Urban Revitalization - National - The Atlantic


Jul 12, 2010
@ 2:59 pm

The final four at-large teams and final four automatic qualifiers in the newly minted 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament field will meet for the right to enter the traditional 64-team draw, tournament selection committee chairman Dan Guerrero announced Monday.

NCAA reveals format of new 68-team tournament - ESPN


Jun 30, 2010
@ 9:05 am
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Jeffrey and David Shiffman have turned their bathroom into a pseudo chemistry lab. The two brothers from Ft. Lauderdale are trying to support relief efforts in the Gulf, by bottling and selling “Oil Spill Water.” “Some people are like, ‘who really wants that?’” said Jeffrey Shiffman. “Well, we don’t really know who wants it.”

South Florida Brothers Selling Oil Spill Souvenirs | NBC Miami


Jun 25, 2010
@ 11:26 am

The Kings smartly grab him at No. 5. Cousins and Tyreke Evans in back-to-back drafts? Yikes. Major talent haul for a small-market team. I wish the Stern/Cousins handshake could have lasted for 25 minutes. Stern sized him up the way a lion looks at a potentially troublesome cub. That was great.

Bill Simmons: 2010 NBA draft diary - ESPN


Jun 22, 2010
@ 11:24 pm



Jun 18, 2010
@ 12:19 am

Despite the surge in federal debt to the public during the past 18 months—to $8.6 trillion from $5.5 trillion—inflation and long-term interest rates, the typical symptoms of fiscal excess, have remained remarkably subdued. This is regrettable, because it is fostering a sense of complacency that can have dire consequences.

Alan Greenspan: U.S. Debt and the Greece Analogy -