It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Actually it has for a while (even since ... Halloween?) but I spent the day shopping in malls. Yay. Little known facts about me: I like shopping, I like malls, and I like shopping in malls at Christmas. Weird, I know, but there it is.
Tone deaf: Pajama Boy. It is not possible to distinguish Obamaland from the Onion.
Do you know what this is? Give yourself 10 points if you said, "a computer". (And +1 if you said, "the new Apple Mac Pro".) Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling.
Because I have a lot to do, I decided to do something entirely optional: install Chrome OS in a VM. (Today's version of installing dimmers :) After a couple of hours of futzing, poof!, it worked. I played with it a bit, and while I can't say it was earth-shattering, it was kind of cool. I could see using a Chromebook for surfing and email, and reading (the same things for which I use my iPad). I can't see using it as my everyday computer - yet - but who knows. But I can see why Microsoft are worried; Windows is becoming more obsolete every day.
A perfect counterpoint to Rear View Mirror: US Space Hardware Today and Tomorrow. Yeah, where's my flying car? (click thumbnail to enbiggen, it's worth it)
Good question: Why does China's moon rover exhibit show a mushroom cloud over Europe? Wow. They must be using Obama's PR team...
Kottke: RIP, the blog. From one of the earliest and greatest bloggers. I sympathize - for nearly two years I stopped blogging and let Facebook take over - but ultimately you can't say everything in 140 characters or less. Long live the website!