Tip: don’t hand-hold macro shots before drinking coffee.
From Intel to Health Care and Beyond: “Intel’s Andrew S. Grove urges the health care industry to adopt some of the same practices as the microchip industry.”
Andrew Grove was the CEO of Intel and helped found it and build it into the most successful chipmaker on the planet. Grove is one of the great success stories of the US: a Hungarian Jew who got out of Europe early enough to survive who worked his way up to the top at Intel. He’s now retired but is working in a variety of areas including health care (he’s getting older, of course).
Attached to this article is a candid interview with Andrew Grove about what’s wrong with the health care system but straying into lots of other areas. It is well worth listening to (it’s long, make some time for it) for a glimpse of a great mind.
(Via NYT > Business.)
The great thing about flickr at times like these, as opposed to a news source, is that it allows regular people to post, comment, and do it in a way that is unfiltered. During the tsunami flickr was extremely useful, both to people on the ground in affected areas and to people all over the world, providing a window on what it was (and still is) like to be there. Same with the recent London bombings. Flickr is more than what it seems and for anyone reading this who hasn’t spent time exploring it, I recommend that you do.
The Birth of Google: “Larry thought Sergey was arrogant. Sergey thought Larry was obnoxious. But their obsession with backlinks just might be the start of something big. By John Battelle from Wired magazine.”
This is a fascinating account of how these two guys found each other and came up with new ideas and techniques for indexing the web.
(Via Wired News.)
Banksy is a renegade British artist who does amazing stuff, inside and out.
While cruising an East Village neighborhood near a restaurant I was meeting some people at I came across a small, very old cemetery in the middle of a city block. A very nice looking dog was intently looking through the iron fence at…
David Kuckhermann has an excellent web site with information about frame and other hand drums. He has online lessons, audio and QuickTime movies and is coming out with a DVD that looks like it might be a great source of information.
His technique pages alone and the QuickTime demos of all of the various strokes on riq, tar, and other drums is worth spending some time with.