Beginning the summer commute to @khanacademy
! I'm using @RidePal
this time, nice private "Google" bus, takes me direct SF to Mountain View.
In SF for the summer! Removing MTA and Food Coop cards, adding Clipper card, Zipcard, and Bi-Rite Creamery card to wallet.
Got a bit of wifi while in Yosemite. This picture of Half Dome at sunset will say more than I can. pic.twitter.com/S2L7jhCy0Z
Pulling in to Emeryville, CA and thus ends the epic NYC to SF train trip! Saw so much of America, it was an incredible experience!
Donner Lake ('home' of the infamous Donner Party) pic.twitter.com/Ykmdxhcuz7
Woke up overlooking a crazy Nevada moonscape. pic.twitter.com/aXEVO8dtV7
Closing out the day passing by a giant wind farm in Utah. Tomorrow is Reno, the Sierra Nevada, and SF. pic.twitter.com/5fVgaGQMGt
Reaction to the crazy heat when getting off the train at Grand Junction, CO: i.imgur.com/SpwsI.gif
Been following the Colorado river all day in the train. Incredible, carved, mountains surround us. pic.twitter.com/rWOf9eWOTN
We've crossed the continental divide, at about 9200ft, through the Moffett tunnel. pic.twitter.com/NSZBE9W1Vm
Train is about to leave Denver and begin the climb through the Rockies! Got up early and grabbed prime seats in the observation car.
And on that note, going to bed here in Omaha, will wake up in Denver! Excited for tomorrow's views.
Ah ha! NYT finally providing some clarity as to what PRISM is. Not a firehose but still scary. nytimes.com/2013/06/08/tec…
Had a large, leisurely, dinner as we crossed the Mississippi. Chatted with a woman who riveted bolts onto B-25s in WW2(!)
Sitting in the observation car of the Amtrak Zephyr is like having a giant panoramic TV playing the "America" channel 24/7.
The PRISM slides (ONLY $20m to do all that?) and Google response reinforces my belief that our gov is grossly incompetent.
I bet the NSA could get VC funding to spin off a startup that makes PRISM user-accessible.
Considering how slow my Gmail search is I wonder if PRISM is better. Can I switch to it? Can Gmail just query PRISM instead?
On the Amtrak California Zephyr in Chicago, about to head off to California! Epic three day trip ahead!
I agree with this technical analysis of PRISM: brunton-spall.co.uk/post/2013/06/0…
too many questions, too much in doubt.
Even though PRISM is an abomination and an affront to our civil liberties, I'd still love to see a tech breakdown of how it works.
Ninja. Use code dotd0607tw at manning.com/resig/ @jeresig
Are coders worth it? aeonmagazine.com/living-togethe…
Well-written article on the, perhaps inflated, desirability of programmers.
Still on the train, fell asleep somewhere around Rochester, woke up in Indiana farm land! Train is full of Amish travelers.
Watched all of Arrested Development season 4 twice now. Easily one of the most intricate comedies. Very rewarding, extremely funny.
For $25m you could own one Picasso OR have one of the greatest collections of Japanese art in the world. Why pick one painting?
Huge Japanese art news: The Clarks are donating their entire $25m Edo-strong collection to @artsmia strib.mn/18M1bXk
Oh, and I'm going to be in SF mid-June to early August, same as last year, working at @khanacademy
On the train from NYC to SF, with a night in Chicago. Ending with a week in Yosemite. Can't wait to see our beautiful country!
Some thoughts about storing art prints safely for the beer-budget collector. terrencedorsey.com/2013/06/04/Sto…
Queueing up all my TV to watch on my commute this summer in SF. I've picked Odyssey 5, Justified, Homeland, and The League.
Close to launch - Internationalized Khan Academy! ejohn.org/files/screen/k…
Been working on this with Craig over the past 5 months.
Thing that terrifies my inner-preservationist: Dealers/galleries/auction houses deleting information after a sale is complete.
And just like that, here we are at 2.0: processing.org
With the recent shifts in the USD->JPY exchange rate now is a great time to affordably export art from Japan.
The Basquiat and Haring shirts at Uniqlo are weirding me out. Mining the legacy of tragically dead artists for profit.
We're reworking how our exercise system knows how you're doing. @derandomized
gives us a look under the hood: derandomized.com/post/517296705…
TED video about Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing youtube.com/watch?v=k_mG-K…
Hiroshige was inspired by this: ukiyo-e.org/search?q=hiros…
Manhattanhenge! Looking down 79th st by the Haydn planetarium. amnh.org/our-research/h… pic.twitter.com/0nHy1xvNw6
Listening to Rite of Spring ~5x in a row causes one to do 'Where the Wild Things Are'-esque dances around the house.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has published a great report on Open Access in museums: msc.mellon.org/research-repor…
For the 100th anniversary of 'Rite of Spring' WQXR is streaming 24 hours of performances: wqxr.org/#station=q2!/s…
Why is it important for museums to open their works? So that people don't unknowingly use bad images! reddit.com/r/museum/comme…
Cool! Pixar has moved over to raytracing with Monsters University: thisanimatedlife.blogspot.com/2013/05/pixars…
Curious what the perf is like.
I wish more museums embraced open access like the @rijksmuseum nytimes.com/2013/05/29/art…
Frozen banana, corn balls, dove (!), rabbit, lamb, egg salad, and salmon for an Arrested Development-themed @Kitchensurfing
Today at 2 pm ET: live stream with jQuery creator @jeresig
on learning to code ga.co/pH
Heya, thinking about teaching yourself to code? Will be livestreaming tomorrow w/@jeresig
! [FREE] generalassemb.ly/online/livestr…
This coffee shop is playing my 2003 playlist. It's all Portishead, Interpol, and trip-hop.