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how projects really work

Sunday,  08/23/09  10:47 AM


how projects really work

my marketing colleagues point out that marketing got closest to what the customer really needed :)

 

son of death ride

Sunday,  08/23/09  12:04 PM

In a couple of weeks I'm going to ride a relatively new event called Son of Death Ride, which has the motto "that which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger".  Nice.  This ride is also billed as the toughest one day ride in the U.S.  So be it. 

Here's the ride profile, it is out and back, for a total of 138 miles and - gasp! - 17,352 feet:

son of death ride route profile

That first climb is from 3,500' to 9,000' in 16 miles, which works out to about 7%.  Ouch.  At that summit you'll be 16 miles into the ride, with 122 miles left, and already toast.  I'm looking forward to it already.

 

weekend of August 22, redux

Sunday,  08/23/09  11:20 PM

Tonight we celebrated Alex' 16th birthday (which isn't really 'till Tuesday), had all the girls home, and it was great fun, much laughing and telling of stories.  Yes I must show off:

my girls, 8/23/09
Nicole, Megan, Alexis, Jordan, Shirley

Earlier I was able to get some work done and for the first time in a while did my "usual" ride around the lake and through Hidden Valley.  All set, ready for another tough week!

But first, a little blogging...

how stupid do they think we are?Rich Lowry: They think we're stupid.  "The Obama team is saddled with a foundering health-care strategy. But it has a fallback plan - relying on the sheer dimwitted gullibility of the American public.  How stupid do they think we are?"  Actually the public are pretty stupid, amplified by a stupid media.  But still, this is not going to fly. 

I actually don't think the Obama team think we're stupid though, I think they think they're right, and that we'll see they are given time.  Unfortunately they're wrong, and we're all going to see it together.  History is not on their side.

Ann Althouse: "Basically, Obama has a big problem. He got lots of people to trust him, chiefly by speaking in vague generalities. It only works from a distance."  And for a short time...

It was only a matter of time: IAmSorryIVotedForObama.com.  Tell your story!

Performance - by MC SpandexThis is excellent, Performance, by MC Spandex.  Well done in addition to being dead on and funny.

Avatar: 3D movie teaser trailerAvatar: How James Cameron's 3D film could change the face of cinema forever.  This will be interesting; it seems almost certain that someday all movies will be 3D, and perhaps this will be seen as the pioneer.  The premise behind the movie is pretty cool; humans on Earth have their brains wired into aliens on another planet.  Cool...

47 million year old fossilized jewel beetleAmazing new fossil photos.  Including the 47 million-year-old jewel beetle shown at left.  Wow.

Cool movie about the 505 Worlds on San Francisco BayVia Sailing Anarchy, check out this movie about the 505 Worlds.  How fun would it be to race against 100 505s in San Francisco Bay?

Onward, into the week...  I cannot promise to blog every day, I'll try, but be patient with me if I can't, and stay tuned :)

 
 

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