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RIP Buddy the Yorkie

We are extremely sadden by the news that Dr. John Friedberg’s yorkie was attacked and killed by another dog in Berkeley today. John is the founder of the SF Yorkies and Friends meetup group, and he is also a recent cancer survivor (read about it at Close Call, A Doctor’s Encounter With Cancer). Buddy was [...]

A Day in the Life of a Minimalist | zen habits

That was life most days. The same thing over and over and over. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.And then last year I decided it wasn’t for me anymore. I realized working 60 to 80 hours a week to make the money to buy more superfluous stuff didn’t fill the void I felt inside. It only brought more [...]

Just backed this: Bambu Pet Hammock

The Tank Man

It has been 22 years, but we will never forget. wiki links: Tank Man and Tiananmen Square massacre. Documentary:

X100 is good for macro too

Picked up samples of the new Santal 33 and the Vetiver 46 I’ve always wanted from Le Labo. I would buy them but I have too many fragrances right now. (no I’m not super into this like the folks on @basenotes)

Weight data since I started #4HB slow carb

Just picked up a Withings WiFi body scale because it is a pain to manually punch in my weight into iFitness every morning. I exported the data into a CSV and imported it into my Withings account. Full graphs here.

Quote from the documentary “Inside Job”

Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to a hundred times as much as a real engineer? A real engineer builds bridges. A financial engineer builds dreams. And when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it. — Andrew Sheng, chief adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission

The Agonizing Last Words of Programmer Bill Zeller

Bill Zeller was a talented programmer whose work we’ve featured on Lifehacker. He took his own life on Sunday and left an explanation that I think it’s important you read. via The Agonizing Last Words of Programmer Bill Zeller.

My 2010 vs 2009 Nike+ stats

Long Beach Cruisin [vid]

Long Beach Cruisin. from The Fly on Vimeo. Some friends at DC Shoes made this amazing little video for the FA11 line. Since they have no interest in showing it to the domestic general public I’m uploading it here because I like it and it will embarrass Mark. Ha! Starring: Mark Winn (and his Mino [...]