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Cheapass airports drive me nuts

I’ve only sampled a few outlets, so I can’t say this definitively. However, the few electrical outlets I’ve sampled at the Nashville airport are not working. I’ve read before at BoingBoing about Pay-per use electrical outlets at DFW. I’m guessing (just guessing; again, I don’t know, as I’ve only tested a few outlets) that some…

Boldly Going

I’m off on 2 weeks+ of travel. At the moment, I’m sitting in the Nashville airport, waiting to take off on a two-day flight to New York for FNORD. I come back Sunday, and Monday I leave for a 2-week trip to San Francisco to spend a couple of weeks at the main Linden Lab…

Second Life Q&A on the Accelerating Universe

Following the talk I gave in Second Life about the discovery of the accelerating Universe, we held a couple of Q&A sessions. The original plan was to have questions right after the talk, but the Second Life main grid crashed right at that moment. We all got online about half an hour later, and I…

Several comments just published

I realized that I had several comments that hadn’t been flagged as “junk,” but which had been flagged for moderation. I don’t see those much, so I haven’t been looking for them. As such, several of them have been sitting there for as much as 3 weeks. I apologize to those of you whose comments…

It’s been a few days. I was out in West Virginia last weekend watching my cousin get married. After driving back Monday, I started the new job with Linden Labs, and that has been occupying most of my focus. I’ve spoken at length before (in that and other posts) about why, despite how much I…

My heart goes out to those affected by the tragic collapse of the I35W bridge in Minneapolis. And, for all of the rest of us, this is a scary thing. I remember the 1989 California Earthquake, when the Cyprus Structure collapsed. This was also close to the time of Rush Hour— which may have been…

I managed to get through my 15-20 minute “talk,” and just as I threw it open for questions Second Life had a database problem and everbody in-world had to be logged out…. We got back in 40 minutes or so later, and I answered questions for a while for people who came back. However, if…

A lot of people have commented on the fact that if you get an Apple iPhone, you have no choice but to get your phone service through AT&T. For a lot of people, this is a deal-killer. Why would Apple do this? Doubtless they got some sweet deal, but it doesn’t seem to be a…

Just a reminder: I’m giving a talk / Q&A session about the discovery of the accelerating Universe today in Second Life. The talk is at 10:00 AM PDT / 12:00 Noon CDT / 1:00 PM EDT / 17:00 UT. Find it by going to this location: Spaceport Bravo (120,65,278). Also, for those of you who…

(This post is tagged for submission to the scientiae-carnival. I am sure there is a less obtrusive way to do this tagging… suggestions?) A while back at this blog’s former site, I wrote a post entitled A Career and a Life. Now that my career is on the precipice of undergoing a tremendous change, I…