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Google’s response to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami

While the news media has been brining us incredible and sad accounts of what’s happened in Japan, the response from Google has been different–and incredible in its own right. Within hours of the earthquake and tsunami, Google had compiled a special site with information about local municipalities, a person finder that you can embed on …

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What’s that you see from your airplane window?

Super cool technology that lets you know what you’re looking at from 30,000 feet: The idea is that, if you’re online and in the air (and the Mondo Window guys have been blowing my mind with the technical, infrastructural and business models that allow this to happen), you can access the various APIs that track …

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Glory Through Suffering in Cycling

From the ever-elegant Rapha: Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain… Once, someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ’Pleasure?’ I said. ’I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do …

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If You’re Open to Growth, You Tend to Grow

From the New York times a few years ago, a piece on how our attitudes about potential affect our potential: Those who believe they were born with all the smarts and gifts they’re ever going to have approach life with what she calls a “fixed mind-set.” Those who believe that their own abilities can expand …

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“Better”

A quick read that makes you think about how you interact online, offline, and everywhere. What worries me are the consequences of a diet comprised mostly of fake-connectedness, makebelieve insight, and unedited first drafts of everything. Read more >> Better – Merlin Mann

Feathers Fly in L.A. as Maria the Goose Faces Eviction

This story about a goose in Los Angeles’s Echo Park is very cute. Feathers Fly in L.A. as Maria the Goose Faces Eviction – WSJ.com

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