Bodhi Day

Happy Bodhi Day!
Bodhi Day (成道会?, Jōdō-e), traditionally the 8th day of the 12th lunar month (See Chinese Calendar), has been observed on December 8 in Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1862-1869).[1] It is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that Gautama is believed to have experienced enlightenment,[2]

Needle is awesome

I love tools like Needle they really help fill a gap for folks like me that love data but hate how it can be difficult to aggregate relevant data across sites.

Hot Tub Time Machine

The wife and I watched Hot Tub Time Machine over the weekend and while it was extremely predictable it was still very enjoyable. The comedy was slapstick filth but it was well done and caught you off guard in just the right kind of ways.

Windows Phone 7 Handsets Coming From Asus, Dell, HTC, and More [Windows Phone 7]

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Looks like Microsoft's solidified their official partner lineup for this year's Windows Phone 7 launch. We'd already known Samsung and others were in the mix, but looks like HTC will be pumping out Microsoft-powered handsets as well. More »

Netflix Down But Not Out

Netflix has had great success getting people to stream video to their televisions. In this last quarter their numbers show that 61% of their users are streaming video to their home.  Their success however has caused them to lose money.  Because of the increased traffic their costs have gone up faster than they anticipated and as a result their profits shrank.

To me all this is just evidence that Netflix is going in the right direction, and hearing that their stock is down just makes me think it may be a good time to buy.

A Day

It's odd that a date can have such an effect on your life, especially when it's an event that has yet to occur. If all things go according to plan then I'll be a father sometime towards the end of February.

Name Change

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I'm going to make an effort to blog more these days and as a result I need to broaden the focus of this blog a bit. I've changed the name of the blog to Wasabi Thoughts in an effort of capturing what I'm going to blog about. I hope the change keeps everyone interested.

Jimi Hendrix

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Being the young whipper snapper that I am I only recently discovered the music of Jimi Hendrix and wow am I glad I did.  "All Along the Watchtower", "Purple Haze" and "Angel" have all earned spots in my top 100 favorite songs.

Bertrand Russell

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"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." -Bertrand Russell

BP - Oil

Everyone is concerned with the environmental effects of the BP Oil spill in the gulf. What I'm wondering is will the summer of 2011 be the summer of the bugs? I would expect to see massive die-offs of bird populations this summer in the gulf and its surrounding areas and as a result I wonder if the insect population will in fact be measurably less checked next year since fewer birds will return in the spring?