September, 2012

  1. No Stupid Questions

    Chauncey has left Seattle for an adventure at seminary. Thus far, I approve of his classes: From teamchauncey.wordpress.com: One of my professors said something yesterday that stuck with me. He said, “There are some people who say there are no stupid questions…we know this is patently untrue. However, the stupid question is not asked from…

  2. Until Randall pointed this out , it didn’t even cross my mind: the inverse1 of miles (length) per a gallon (volume) is a unit of area. Ergo, my car’s efficiency is 0.1023mm2, or roughly twice the area of a pixel on a screen.


    1. gallons per mile 

  3. Eulerian Video Magnification

    Better described as “a method to amplify and visualize temporal variations in videos that are difficult to see with the naked eye.” Anything that has a rhythm to it can be enhanced. They have a particularly cool example of motion magnification in natural videos that shows how the ever-so-slight change in your arteries as blood…

  4. Startups Are All About Timing

    Growing up, my friend neighbor-friend, Eddie, would often joke that he would to hire me for his company when we were older. We were 12 and he was always vague about the actual industry, but it seemed like it could be fun. In high school, another friend, Peter, swore up and down that his sole…

  5. Today I Learned: Two True Things I Didn’t Know About 9/11

    Rick Rescorla, security director for Morgan Stanley in the WTC, predicted airliners crashing into the towers, drew up a detailed plan accordingly, and used it to swiftly evacuate all but 13 of 2700 Morgan Stanley employees and hundreds more. He died when the buildings collapsed.1 Alicia Esteve Head fabricated a story about being on the…