The NYTimes has some really neat graphs on how people spend their day, divided by hours and activities, on average.
I’ll be speaking at two game development conferences during September: CEDEC 2009 in Japan and GDC Austin in Texas. Details and links follow.
CEDEC 2009 – CESA Developers Conference 9/1 – 9/3 in Yokohama, Japan
- Handling Code and Assets for Huge Projects Using State-of-the-Art SCM
- What I Have Learnt From Japan (panel) – Tuesday 9/1, 11:20 – 12:20
GDC Austin (Game Developers Conference) – 9/15 – 9/18 in Austin, TX
- Defending the Realm: Resisting Exploits and Hacks to MMOs and Other Online Games (roundtable)- Thursday 9/17 3p-4p
Look me up and say hi if you are there!
Check out this article about the Amazing LEGO Art by Nathan Sawaya!
Nathan also has own gallery online at The Art of the Brick.
I must admit I am partial to the Jedi Statue of Liberty!
Thanks for the link Brandon and Joe!
I read an interesting article in The Atlantic (repeating a theme I’ve seen for the last couple years) theorizing that housing demand will shift from the suburbs to denser city housing due to the desire for walkable living areas.
The Volt has 40 miles of all-electric driving per charge before using gasoline.
Check out the video on the GM-VOLT.com web site!
An article on the NYTimes’ Well blog highlights some research that indicates this may be possible. To me, it seems similar to elements of interval training, CrossFit, and martial arts training.
The roadmap for reducing emissions unveiled by the â€œGigaton Throwdown Initiativeâ€ (established by Sunil Paul, founder of Spring Ventures) includes building efficiency and wind power as major components.
Metal roofing, which is being installed on our house right now, is one such improvement!
Two recent pieces of media about industrial food caught my eye:
1) Food, Inc., a documentary about food safety, industrialization, and regulation
2) How the Food Makers Captured Our Brains, an article in the New York Times
I finally upgraded Wumple.com from Fedora 6 to Fedora 10 several months ago. In case someone else runs into similar issues, here are the problems I encountered and solutions.
From the Austin-American Statesman:
The foreclosure actions have renewed long-standing stereotypes that homeowner associations are often made up of power-drunk residents who enjoy lording it over their neighbors and zealously enforce the rules regarding such things as the height of the grass, the color of the house, the flying of flags and the way the porch is furnished.
“You have a number of them being run like little totalitarian regimes,” said Texas Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, who has unsuccessfully tried passing association reforms for years in the Legislature. “Their argument is that if you don’t like it, move.”
Read the full article at the Austin-American Statesman. And also read about Lisa’s and my conflict with our HOA, MUD, and management company over landscaping.