One day I’ll enjoy telling my grandchildren about Rick Ankiel. Provided that society hasn’t crumbled, the sun hasn’t exploded, and human beings are still the dominant creatures on earth. (Today, while thinking about “financial planning” I realized that most of my thoughts kept coming back to ‘what…
18 years ago today, Reggie Miller scored eight points in 18 seconds.
Ten years ago today, my band released our debut album Take This To Your Grave. We were just four unsuspecting Midwestern nerds named after a moderately obscure Simpsons character, living life like the background characters in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We were totally unprepared for everything that…
We never sit here under the weight of all this air, the 5 x 10^18 kg of atmosphere that sits above everyone on Earth, and say “Gosh, that sure is heavy!”
You don’t realize just how powerful that 1 bar (~100 kPa) of pressure is until a train car is filled with steam, allowed to cool, and then implodes ohmygod did that just happen?
For more implosion goodness, check out this awesome video from Veritasium.
Farewell of the Day: Hotmail Officially Shuts Down
We can’t say we didn’t see this coming, folks. Hotmail has gone the way of the dinosaur. Microsoft announced last week that the company had completed migrating all 300 million active Hotmail accounts over to the new Outlook mail, officially hammering the final nail in the coffin of the free email service.