Archive for May, 2010

Emma’s First Ride – Takes the jump and peddles away
May 30, 2010

My sweet Emma finally rides her two wheeler. She’s been holding off for a long time.

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Power-Line Demo – Local utility demonstrates what a tent pole near a power-line does
May 27, 2010

This was a fun shoot. A local utility company demonstrates to Cub Scouts what happens when you get a tent pole close to a power-line. Bzzzzpt.

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Apple passes Microsoft in valuation | Beyond Binary – CNET News
May 26, 2010

Apple has long been the little guy in the Mac vs. PC debate, but that’s no longer the case.

As of trading near the end of the day on Wednesday, Apple has passed Microsoft in terms of market capitalization, with a value of roughly $222 billion–about $3 billion ahead of Microsoft. Apple had been flirting with the milestone for days and had already passed Microsoft by another measure–a valuation known as enterprise value, which adds in debt and other factors.

The fact that Apple, not Microsoft, is the more valuable franchise represents a remarkable turn of events in the history of computing.

Consider this: In 1997, Michael Dell suggested that Apple should just close up shop and return the money to shareholders. Today, Dell is worth barely a tenth as much as the Mac maker.

That same year, Apple had to accept a $150 million investment from Microsoft. Bill Gates famously appeared at Macworld via satellite, dwarfing the on-stage Steve Jobs as he announced the company’s commitment to the Mac.

Of course, all that was before Mac OS X, the iPod, the iPhone and now the iPad. The Cube and Apple TV aside, Apple has had an incredible run of products over the last decade.

Macs still account for fewer than one in 10 computers sold, but its market share has increased significantly in recent years and the company has built a consumer juggernaut that extends well beyond the computer.

As for Microsoft, the company remains highly profitable, but investors and analysts alike are concerned that Microsoft remains dependent on its Office and Windows franchises for the lion’s share of its profits. The company has poured billions into its cell phone, online advertising and other new businesses that have yet to really help the company’s balance sheet.

Even its desktop franchises are seen as vulnerable in the longer term, particularly as Google aims to deliver many of the same capabilities through the browser.

So where will things go from here? Will Microsoft be able to transform itself into a company whose cloud computing and search efforts someday produce returns on the scale of Windows and Office? Will Apple’s remarkable run continue? Sound off below.

Updated 1:10 p.m. to reflect the fact that Apple had passed up Microsoft as regular trading drew to a close.

A happy day indeed.

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ComScore Is Now Free For Startups
May 26, 2010

ComScore Is Now Free For Startups

So awesome! I’ll be adding to some sites this evening.

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Oil spill response out of control – Editorial by David Gergen – Thoughts?
May 24, 2010

I agree here. Why are we waiting for a foreign corporation to fix this?

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AddThis – The #1 Bookmarking & Sharing Service – Lemme know what you think of service. #feedback
May 24, 2010

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Lemme know what you think of this service.

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THINGS WE LEFT ON THE MOON via @zeldman
May 24, 2010

We’re getting word that a monkey has been spotted

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June 4, 1974 by Biff Afterburn

Great CSS3 examples. Very nice.

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Hendricks Park: Three kids, and lot’s of flowers
May 24, 2010

The kids didn't sop running the entire time, and they were SO happy. Attribute that to lots of sleep and a little bit of sunshine. My lovelies.

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Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration « The Typekit Blog
May 19, 2010

Here at Typekit, we believe good typography is good for the web. We’re working towards a world where all websites have both rich visual communication and content that is searchable, accessible, translatable and delivered as quickly as possible. This is why @font-face is important, and why we originally built our service.

We are not the only ones who believe this. We’re happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google to make webfonts ubiquitous and more accessible. Starting today, we’re making our Typekit font events an open source project called WebFont Loader. Now you can have complete control over how fonts are loaded and what happens when they’re rendered. You can download the code and use it however you like, or link directly to the latest version via the Google Ajax APIs.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve worked very closely with developers from Google to ensure the code is as broadly usable as possible. You can use WebFont Loader with fonts on your own server, links to the just-announced Google Webfont API, or any Typekit account. We’ve also made sure the code is modular, so other font hosting services can add to it in the future. You’ll find full documentation, examples, and information on how you can contribute at our GitHub repository.

Additionally, we’ll be supporting Google’s new collection of open source webfonts. We’ve just added these fonts to the Typekit library for all account levels, so switching between either service is as easy swapping a couple lines of code. Our goal is shared with Google: to make it as easy as possible for anyone to start using webfonts.

Using real fonts on the web is no longer something to look forward to – the technology is ready, the industry has responded, and designers are building sites with them every day. We are excited to be part of this shift in how the web works, and we’re happy to be able to give back to the community through open source.

Awesomeness times two!

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Just asked my wife if she wanted to ride dirtbikes tonight. My wife is awesome.
May 19, 2010