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A Look at Google Maps Level of Detail

I received this link through Brent Ozar Unlimited’s weekly mailing list (if you’re a SQL geek at all, sign up for it by registering for their SQL First Responder Kit!). The short version of Justin’s blog post is that Google is simply miles (kilometers for those of us not using Freedom Units) ahead of Apple maps, […]

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An Insider’s View of the Amtrak Cascades 501 Derailment

Adron Hall (blogging as The Transit Slueth) has written up his first person perspective of the recent train derailment. It’s definitely worth a read. The Story on Amtrak Cascades Train 501 Derailment It’s a fascinating view into the environment leading up to, during, and after the derailment. Definitely worth a read. As he points out, rail […]

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eBook pricing remains crazy – Artemis by Andy Weir

I am quite impressed with the way eBook pricing works.  In this case, I’m using Amazon’s pricing as an example, but it’s not much different on Barnes and Noble’s site. In this case, I’m interested in the book Artemis, by Andy Weir – author of The Martian. When I went to purchase the Kindle edition […]

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The Structure of a Scallops Eyes

This is a fascinating article on The Atlantic.  Who knew something as ‘simple’ as a scallop could have such a fascinatingly complex eye. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/scallops-have-eyes-and-each-one-builds-a-beautiful-living-mirror/547115/

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Visualize wind patterns and speeds

This page gives a simple, but very slick, visual representation of wind patterns and speed. It’s pretty interesting, and is really neat when looking around during hurricane season. Be sure to click / drag, and zoom in and out. Also, when you click somewhere it shows the wind speed and direction. It works well on […]

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Craig Ferguson interviews Robin Williams

Absolutely hilarious interviews. Enjoy!

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A quora post – is there enough evidence to support evolution?

Just a ton of links about it in the answers.  

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A great article about changes in the freight industry

In short, the author feels that there’s a bubble in freight sites trying to automate all freight. The idea that all human contact can be removed from the freight side of logistics is one that is going to meet a lot of resistance for a lot of reasons.  Load boards and other services have been […]

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HDR vs. non-HDR photos

I was flipping through some photos that I took a few days ago, and finally stumbled across a great example of HDR vs. non-HDR pictures.  The first one is non-HDR.  You can see that our model, Havana, is generally lighter colored, and better lit.   In the HDR photo, Havana is darker, but now pay […]

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Places where you can retire on $200k

One of many links I kept in Evernote, putting up on my blog for easy reference. http://www.investopedia.com/articles/retirement/050416/8-countries-where-200k-retirement-savings-will-last-30-years.asp

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