Here I am again in Cambridge again. This time the wifey is with me. I think this trip will be a lot of revisiting to places that I went my last two visits… of course only the good places. Tonight, we already made a visit to “Miracle of Science”, a great burger joint that my buddy Jeremy took me last time. The picture to the left is not a periodical table, but the actual menu. I got the cheesburger again. Very good and very gourmet. After that, we just hung out with friends, watching the Bull beat the Celtics in triple overtime. Crazy game. More updates coming.
I’m definitely excited for my next trip to Boston, MA, and then to Columbus, OH after that. In the middle fo the Boston leg of the trip, we’ll be going up to Maine for the day to visit some places I visited last time. Hopefully the weather will be better this time. For this trip, I have my new (old, used lens from craigslist) Sigma 15mm Fisheye for all the nice panoramic shots and my cheap Garmin 1412 GPS navigation (from Costco) so I’m all ready to go. Reviews of course will be coming after the trip. I’m planning to not check in any bags and hopefully the wife will be okay with that as well.
I’ve just launched my own URL shrinking service. Why? Just for the heck of it. Some have asked, “what is a URL shrinker?” Basically, if you have a long URL… you can just use a URL shrinking service and just give people a very short url. For example, a CNN story on the swine flu, I created the following url… http://smll.us/4df. If you look at the url after you click on the link, it’s huge.
Interesting how operating systems have evolved. Of course, most of you don’t even know what I’m talking about. For example, Windows 3.1 use to be about the novalty and a somewhat functional OS. After people got use to these operating systems, they had to make them pretty and add eye candy. I actually like Windows Vista but of course, I’m sticking with OS X on my Mac.
Here’s a website that shows an evolution of OS interface designs.
I didn’t have any interest in water sports until this:
I just love reading about new concepts, especially when it comes to alternative energy. I’m not too much into being green (even though I drive a Prius), but there’s something about alternative energy sources that peaks my interests. The Mini Hydro Turbine concept is an interesting concept. Of course, you have figure that it’s not going generate that much power and you might have to leave the water on for a very long time. A great concept but probably some ways to go.
I found this at Engadget