Friday, August 17, 2012
1. The No Excuse List bills
itself as "the best place on the web
to learn anything [for] free". That's not quite accurate since it provides
links to a variety of sites that do the teaching. Still, it's worth a visit the
next time you want to learn about something. Entries include the Khan Academy,
various open courses at major universities, and sites that provide fee
2. Slate has done people like me a great favor with their compilation of the best photos of Mars since the landing of the Curiosity rover. So go over there if you haven't gotten to follow this story.
3. David Pogue describes a great travelling bag for personal electronics. "[Y]ou just grab the thing off the belt by the center handle (see my photos). The laptop compartment flops harmlessly closed, even if you're in a hurry for your flight. Gravity is now your friend, not your enemy."
4. I've been meaning get to this interview with Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff for some time, but won't at least until after a meeting at noon. But with reader Snedcat's description of it as a "must-read", I feel pretty safe posting the link now.