I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately, but I still made it out to Kananaskis this weekend for Reboot Alberta. Hopefully I didn’t get anyone else sick! I decided to just go to bed last night, so here are my weekly notes:
- The Winter Olympics wrapped up yesterday, and the big news is that Canada broke the record for the most gold medals at a single Winter Olympics with 14. Okay, maybe the big news was that Canada won gold in the hockey game, defeating the USA 3-2 in overtime! Either way, it was a great day for Canada.
- Some new Blue Marble photos from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Very interesting read – MySQL and Memcached: End of an Era?
- Also for geeks – Key Software Development Trends. Cloud Computing and Parallel Computing are probably the two I’m most interested in at the moment.
- Homeless people have favorite Oscar picks, but for different reasons than the average person: “I hope ‘Avatar’ wins so they keep it in theaters longer," he said. "It’s three hours long, so you get more time to sleep.”
- Another awesome infographic: Number of People to Have Lived versus Been Killed.
Despite the head cold, it was still great to spend a few hours in the mountains: