This is hilarious! I figured maybe Angel and I could sucker our wedding party into performing the M.J. Thriller dance at our wedding reception. Who’s in?
An interesting photo sent to me by my buddy Nick who works at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. The International Space Station happened to be directly overhead two shuttle launches ago (last September). One of the astronauts up there snapped this picture of the launch from a window in the space station. I thought it was pretty cool.
Update (2-6-07): A few site visitors have pointed out that this photo was actually taken at much lower altitude than the ISS resides at. It seems as though the Kennedy employees that gave the photo to Nick were just messing with him. I know nothing about avionics, so I was equally fooled. See the comments on this post for further details. I apologize for the inaccuracy of this post.
More interesting links for you guys:
- The Man Who Shook Up Vegas – It’s all in the numbers… pretty darn cool, even if you don’t gamble.
- Canadian Spy Coins in Your Pocket? – This is bizarre! Coins with location tracking capabilities.
- iPhone Keynote Address by Steve Jobs – The iPhone intro video is worth a look. Angel wants one. I want one. You will too. Check out this “hands-on” review from Gizmodo, this one from NY Times, or this CBS demo video on YouTube.
- The Chopstick Test – You better study your chopstick etiquette if you want to get into a school in Japan.
- When Buying a Diamond Starts with a Mouse – An intersting article about online diamond sales. They spend a great deal of time discussing the online diamond merchant Blue Nile. While I didn’t buy Angel’s engagment ring from these guys, I did use their site for about 85% of my research on diamonds, and also a basis for the price point when I was browsing the diamond exchange stores in NYC. If you find yourself preparing for the next step with your significant other, Blue Nile is a great place to start unraveling the engagement ring mystery.
- Google is the Best Workplace – This company doesn’t cease to amaze me. Free gourmet meals, dry cleaning, flex schedules…
- You are The Person of 2006 – This is old news. But, for those who haven’t read this short editorial, it’s worth a quick read.
Here are a few links that I came across in the past couple of weeks. I thought they were interesting enough to share. Enjoy yourselves.
- Wallpapr – a slick wallpaper search interface to Flickr’s massive gallery of user photos.
- NPR Marketplace Morning Report – A direct link to the web directory hosting National Public Radio’s daily 4:50AM and 5:50AM Marketplace Morning Report and previous archives in mp3 format. Quickly grab the latest business news summary every morning.
- Talking Salmons – A military journalist blogs from the front lines in Iraq. Gives the reader an interesting first hand perspective on the war.
- TIME’s 50 Coolest Websites – TIME’s take on the coolest sites. There are some goodies in this list.
- Young Turn to Websites Without Rules – We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control.
- Long or Short – Simple Steps to Becoming a Billionaire – This site hosts some pretty darn funny financial humor. Their are some true gems over here… browse around.
- Buying vs. Renting – An interesting blog post on the advantages and disadvantages of buying vs. renting a house. Some of the comments are equally as insightful.
I just came across the transcript of a graduation commencement address that Steve Jobs delivered to the Stanford University class of 2005. Certain parts of this speech strongly coincide with the underlying message in my previous post. Beyond that, it provides some exceptional first hand advice from a man who followed his heart and intuition in pursuit of what he loved in life… and he came out on top. The full commencement address is definitely worth a quick read. Here are a couple excerpts that initially caught my attention:
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”