Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Google "Invented" the Internet (?)

Great article from Wired:
"If Xerox PARC Invented the PC, Google Invented the Internet" by Cade Metz

They are just touching the tip of the iceberg with respect to what people say about Jeff Dean.  Absolutely hilarious stuff (better than what they shared in the article) ... that I probably can't share.

The article went on to talk a little bit about Google's data centers.  Fascinating to see how Google's data centers are viewed from outside.  The article had some interesting errors, but one thing they got right was this: "We don’t know much about what the company’s now uses inside these top secret facilities, but you can bet its a step ahead of what it did in the past."   :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Greatest Show on Earth - Isle of Man TT

Here's a wonderful video, from the Isle of Man TT race.

"The Greatest Show on Earth, 2012 Isle of Man TT"

And a YouTube version of the same video:
"Greatest show on earth ★HD★ 320kph/200mph Street Race 'ISLE of MAN' TT "

Just incredible riding.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Olympic Sailing

Who knew that sailing, yes sailing, was this fun to watch?!

"Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary"

Those Irish, you just never know when they're kidding... least these guys from De Standaard didn't:
"Irish sports commentator really understand anything about sailing"
You may need to translate the page, which Google is happy to do for you!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Song of the Day: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly

Here is a great song.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly

And if you like this song, you need to check out the movie "Once."  Here is a trailer for the film.

Both the video and the trailer show some nice footage of Ireland, including Grafton Street in Dublin.  The trailer also shows one of the most touching lines in the movie, untranslated.  Look it up!