Opinion: It never ends how it starts:
One also has to ask what, if anything, did Hosking learn from the experience, given that when a team-mate told her over dinner Sunday evening her comments were spread across the Twitterverse, she told reporters the next day, “It’s gotten the world talking about women’s cycling, hasn’t it?”
DOS Attacks and DNS: How to Stay Up If Your DNS Provider goes DOWN » blog.easydns.org – Happenings and observations:
On the DNS side of things there are a few steps you can take to either not go down, even if your DNS provider does, or to make any impact minimal.
easyRoute53: Nameserver Integration and DNS Management Layer for Route53:
So we’re happy to announce easyRoute53, which is now available under beta.
All service levels support easyRoute53, even if we are just going to act as your Registrar, with no DNS hosting component here (you can then use the DNS editor to manage your Route53 data).
Wheel Fanatyk's Tensiometer:
Based on an ingenious Jobst Brandt (author of The Bicycle Wheel) design, this tool is the non-plus ultra of tension gauges.Inlaid, stainless, laser-etched nameplate.
Source: Wheel Fanatyk
Select and copy text within Quick Look previews:
To make text selectable in Quick Look previews, you just need to enable a hidden Finder setting. Select and copy the code below, open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities), paste that code at the prompt, then press Return:
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE; killall Finder
After a second or two, the Finder will restart. Once it does, you’ll be able to select text in Quick Look previews and copy it to the Clipboard for use elsewhere.
If you decide you don’t deserve to select text in Quick Look, you can turn this feature off with another Terminal command:
defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder
USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships:
In a heavyweight slugfest for the ages, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) withstood a barrage of blows from rivals accounting for eight of the last 11 national titles before ultimately delivering his own knockout punch and his first national championship.
Amidst raucous applause, a visibly moved Powers crossed the finish line first in the final event of the five-day USA Cycling Cyclocross Championships held at Badger Prairie Park near Madison, Wisconsin with a hard-fought and masterfully measured performance.
If I buy a hybrid car, but I’m still stuck in daily traffic have I improved anything? When I’m stuck in that traffic with five other hybrids have we as a society accomplished anything at all?
A faster phone with a bigger screen is not progress. Phones these days are amazing devices. But faster and larger are not useful qualities in and of themselves. They can well be detriments (shorter battery life being one obvious downside).
It’s often noted that the best technology is the result of someone solving a problem for themselves.
If we could use technology to improve the current system so that it is sustainable, are we missing the chance to ask whether the current system really delivers “the good life”? Aren’t we missing the opportunity to have happier people, a happier planet, and fewer people struggling just to eat well and drink clean water?
What if we replace GDP with some measure of contentment?
The problem I am trying to solve is the engineering (social, personal, technological, what have you) of the “good life.”