Notes for 2/22/2009

Here are my weekly notes:

  • Just got back this evening from Vancouver. Had a great time at Northern Voice! I’ll write up my post-mortem later this week.
  • I finally got my Dell Mini 9 netbook! It was delivered on Friday, so I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet.
  • Though it didn’t win for Best Picture tonight at the Oscars, The Dark Knight still had some good news this week – it surpassed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
  • This is pretty coo: the hardware behind the newest WordPress.com data center.
  • For some reason, I find myself interested whenever I come across another Dubai-related link. Jason Kottke wrote recently about a post by David Galbraith, and summarized: “What’s the biggest problem with Dubai? It doesn’t have the cultural bedrock needed to support a destination city.”
  • Cool visualization, though I don’t agree with all of them: The Trilogy Meter.
  • My photos from Northern Voice are here, and my photos from Illuminate Yaletown (which I’ll write more about later) are here.