Random technology, sports and humor

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Website is Down I’ve been so busy working, playing tennis tournaments and looking into houses to buy that I’ve forgotten to post. Anyway, here’s a quick list of things I’ve found interesting or funny over the past two weeks.

If you’re in the IT industry, this is awesome: The Website is Down. Also, here are a couple of notable technology articles from last week: “Google Introduces a Cartoonlike Method for Talking in Chat Rooms” (for fans of Second Life and similar avatar-based online communities) and “Experts discover major Internet flaw” (concerning the design of the Internet’s address system).

The Nadal-Federer Wimbledon final was an epic match for the ages. Nadal actually pulled it off this year. This tennis article was pretty amusing: “Andy Roddick Beat Me With a Frying Pan.”

The 2008 Tour de France is ongoing, minus like 10 stars that have been banned from the event for doping.

I didn’t know this story about the intersection of 1996 prep star James Felton and then-unknown Tracy McGrady at Adidas’ ABCD basketball camp: “The Wrong Side of Great.” It’s interesting how a single event can trigger major changes in a person’s life. I think we can all point to certain happenings in our own lives where something or someone changed our life direction dramatically.

This is pretty funny: Cats on a Treadmill. And this guy makes some good hip-hop violin music: Paul Dateh (see video).

Lastly, enjoy this video: The Escapist presents Zero Punctuation: Webcomics.

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