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Spent a couple hours putting up a brochure site as an exercise in Twitter Bootstrap. Curious to see if it will pay for it's own hosting.

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Read a great article today, by +Joichi Ito 

He says "[The Internet] was the triumph of distributed innovation over centralized innovation." It's success is not in the technology, but in a belief system that prevailed. A belief system that "...has created a massive network of distributed innovators."

As a result, "...it is now usually cheaper to just try something than to sit around and try to figure out whether to try something."

That freedom to tinker, without needing to borrow money or ask for permission... that continuous cycle of idea-to-reality while constantly learning and improving... that idea that "the compass has replaced the map"  is what I love about the work I do.
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Jupiter and the Sun are the two largest objects in our Solar System, and as they orbit around one another, they create regions where their gravity roughly cancels out. These are the Lagrangian points, created whenever two objects orbit one another: places where gravity is such that another small object can follow along in the orbit without being pulled in or out. And since things aren't getting pulled out of there, they get stuck in there as well: and so we have two large clumps of asteroids (and miscellaneous smaller space debris) in Jupiter's orbit. These are called the Trojan Asteroids; the group ahead of Jupiter is known as the Greek Camp, and the group behind it the Trojan Camp, with the asteroids in each camp being named after famous people in that war. Together, these two camps have as many asteroids as the Asteroid Belt.

Other stable patterns are possible, too: another one is what's called a 3:2 resonance pattern, asteroids whose motion gets confined to a basically triangular shape by the combined pull of Jupiter and the Sun. This group (for Jupiter) is called the Hilda Family, and their route forms a triangle with its three points at the two Lagrange points and at the point on Jupiter's orbit directly opposite it from the Sun. 

None of these orbits are perfectly stable, because each of these asteroids is subject to pulling from everything in the Solar System; as a result, an asteroid can shift from the Lagrange points to the Hilda family, and from the Hilda family to the Asteroid Belt (not shown), especially if it runs into something and changes its course. 

The reason that Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet is that we realized that these things are not only numerous, but some of them are quite big. Some things we formerly called asteroids are actually bigger than Pluto, so the naming started to seem a little silly. So our Solar System has, in decreasing order of size, four gas giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus); four rocky planets (Earth, Venus, Mars, and Mercury); five officially recognized dwarf planets (Eris, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Ceres); and a tremendous number of asteroids. (We suspect that there are actually about 100 dwarf planets, but the job of classifying what's an asteroid and what's actually a planet is still in progress -- see the "dwarf planet" link below if you want to know the details)

Ceres orbits in the Asteroid Belt, about halfway between Mars and Jupiter, just inside the triangle of the Hilda Family; Pluto and Haumea are both in the distant Kuiper Belt, outside the orbit of Neptune but shepherded by its orbit in much the same way that the Hildas are shepherded by Jupiter; Makemake is what's called a "cubewano," living in the Kuiper Belt but unshepherded, orbiting independently; and Eris is part of the Scattered Disc, the even more distant objects whose orbits don't sit nicely in the plane of the Solar System at all, having been kicked out of that plane by (we believe) scattering off large bodies like Jupiter.

But mostly, I wanted to share this to show you how things orbit. This picture comes from the amazing archive at http://sajri.astronomy.cz/asteroidgroups/groups.htm, which has many other such pictures, and comes to me via +Max Rubenacker

More information about all of these things:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_(astronomy)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilda_family
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_planet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuiper_belt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scattered_disc

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Great thoughts by +Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who is basically awesome.

Investments in technology are like compounding interest. 

Also see the followup video: We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective
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I just went online with Bitbooks, a tool for auto-publishing online Creative-Commons books, from content put on Github.

Any feedback is appreciated!
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"Today, armed with Mailchimp and Indiegogo and Vimeo and Meetup and a dozen other nearly free tools, you can make quite a ruckus."

Loved this. Go! Make a rukus.
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Just thought I'd share Poor Man's Styleguide: A frontend styleguide for the pragmatic.

Just paste it in your CMS and call it a day.
A quick-and-dirty frontend styleguide, designed to be copied and pasted into your CMS.
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"Instead of lamenting my low resolution fate, why not embrace the constraints that Duplos bring? Building with Duplos is like the physical manifestation of 8 bit pixel art."
My kids have Duplos because they are too young to play with Legos. Which is a shame, because I've always liked legos more than Duplos. They give you more brick sizes, shapes, and colors. They are more precise. More realistic. Traditional Lego people may not have fingers but at least they have arms. Oh, the things you can do with legos! I've built helicopters, rockets, and cars of all shapes and sizes. There are so many possibilities.
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I've had my head down working for a little while, so it's a good feeling to come up for air and share what I've been up to.
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FYI if you haven't seen it, the Open Library project (by the Internet Archive team) is an editable wiki-like online catalog of books. It's goal: one web page for every book

I've seen a lot of ideas like this, but after browsing around for awhile, I admit, I was impressed.
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