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Feats of strength

on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 12:59

I'm not sure; maybe you have to be a cyclist, and know the pain that occurs after a long climb, and how fatigue has set into your legs, and how every pedalstroke is simultaneously a pain-generator, a motivator, and chinese water torture all in one.

Maybe only cyclists can appreciate the moment when somebody in a huge climb just pulls away from the rest of the pack, and conquers the pain with sheer strength.

But maybe you don't have to be a cyclist. If you can watch this video and not simply be amazed, then maybe you need to get your butt on a bike. ;-)


Wait for it...

on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 16:08

I guess we've all spaced out at least once in life.

(Thanks to Boston Biker.)


The perfect race

on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 22:25

This is why I love the BKW blog: for the beauty of the writing, and the understanding of the sport.


Tidbits from David Weinberger at ROFLcon

on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 21:54

No major insights here; just tidbits from David Weinberger's speech:

  • Fame arises from scarcity of suppliers
  • Perfection is now seen as less-credible (vs. more credible, in years past.) (NB: IMHO (jb), this isn't a universal truth....)
  • "We" make memes famous (via recommendations)
  • But now, if fame is coming from "we," we don't know what to do with fame that arises from lots of people creating fame?

Note: I'm making no endorsement of these points.... Merely capturing some things. ;-)

How do we un-page Drupal?

on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 21:51

Today, most Drupal sites still provide content using a page-oriented metaphor. But web pages are more usable by users when they are driven by dynamic update without page change (e.g. driven by AIR, Ajax, etc.) Yet, building pages with this style of interaction is difficult.

Part of the problem is it still requires programmers to build this type of page with code. Witness this analysis about Javascript 1.0 vs. Javascript 2.0 (vs. AIR, etc.) Will any of the typical "content creator" role-type people putting content on a site even have a clue about what Hank wrote?

So the question is: What truly