Here are my weekly notes:
- Sharon and I went to see Bill Maher’s new movie Religulous today. I thought it was very funny and entertaining, but really he’s preaching to the choir, so to speak. Some have described the film as “atheist fundamentalism” and that comment isn’t far off the mark. Maher says his role is to doubt, and finishes with a relatively lengthy monologue arguing that for humanity to move forward, we must leave religion behind. He calls on atheists to come out of the closet.
- I bought new shoes today. That might seem like a mundane thing to mention, but I can’t remember the last time I bought new shoes so it’s a big deal for me!
- Did you miss the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday? Check out the Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart. I think Tina Fey is doing a fantastic job of portraying Palin on SNL, but I really hope she’s only at it for another month. Palin scares the crap out of me, for lots of reasons including the fact that she thinks dinosaurs and humans once coexisted.
- Here’s a really good article from the New York Times talking about the current financial crisis. It all boils down to trust vanishing.
- Google released an update to Google Blog Search this week that makes it more of a memetracker.
- Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 will be the next versions of both products. Should be lots of information on both coming out of PDC in a couple weeks!