Just saw the International Space Station and a disembarking Space Shuttle Atlantis zoom by at over 18,000 mph for about 30 seconds. If you want to catch it the next time it flies over your area, use Nasa’s Skywatch applet.
ESPN acquires Crickinfo for undisclosed price.
Today’s announcement marks the latest stage of Cricinfo’s evolution since its inception, in 1993, as an online community of cricket fans supplying cricket-related information on a voluntary basis.
Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam, who 44 years back on June 11, 1963 burned himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests.
See more unforgettable photos at Dismal World. via kottkeI was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning human flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think…. As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him. - David Halberstam, a New York Times reporter
Every day seems like a new journey on the web, new roads of information being paved by the millisecond. If you stop for a day, itâ€™s like you have fallen behind a million miles. Information seems like a drug, we just want more and more, making clicking our favorite pastime. Letâ€™s see where my daily browsing has taken me today. First a little self promotion; my newest blog, Ormmakal is slowly taking shape, and it got listed on CSSMania today. On Counterjumper, Blogindex has hit 200 blogs. For the number of blogs out there, blogindex seems like an infant list, but you might still find something you like on there, so check it out. Now, letâ€™s turn right onto what people eat around the world. Itâ€™s insane how much people consume in developed countries. If you are one of these people, then step back, reevaluate your consumption level, and cut back; because over consumption impacts climate issues more than anything else you wish you could blame it on. I am disappointed they did not have India on there, LAME! If you love type, then here is a list of logo typefaces found on popular logos. Also check out Typephile flickr group, good inspiration source. Smashing Magazine has put together a mash up of information into the workings of Google PageRank. I have never cared about PageRank, and my sites seem to do well on hits from Google searches. What I am trying to get at is—-if you focus on your site, its content, and your audience; things will work out and seekers of information will find your site. From type to politics; looks like the movers, or Removal Men, have started moving out Blair.
Finally, head over to Trivial Matters and support Akshay and his team Teesra Paiya in the Rickshaw Run, a â€œ3,750 km race across India in the Monsoons over the Himalayasâ€? in an auto rickshawMr Blair leaves office on 27 June, when Chancellor Gordon Brown, who already lives in the flat at No 10, takes over.
A modern day David vs. Goliath battle is taking place between Microsoft and TestDriven.NET’s Jamie Cansdale over license violation. The battle has been going on for a while, more than a year to be exact, and the deadline for Jamie is 4pm Wedneday, 6th June 2007, before the wrath of Microsoft descends on him. To make a long story short, Microsoft gives out a free version of Visual Studio, but disables some useful features, like unit testing. Jamie develops this feature for Visual Studio as an add-on in the form of TestDriven.NET, and gives that capability to the free version, which as weird as it may sound to developers of the open source world, is a violation of some lame Microsoft license.