Seth Godin has a cool write-up on the Acumen Fund, and what they’re doing to help the 40% of the world that ekes-by on $2 a day or less – http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/08/patient-capital-markets-that-work-and-ending-the-endless-emergency-of-poverty.html.
While I don’t currently use OpenNMS, I do lurk on the mailing lists to learn about it 🙂
While on serverfault today, I thought about checking to see what OpenNMS questions there may be, and found several. None I’m qualified to answer, but the results are here: http://serverfault.com/questions/tagged/opennms.
For posts that merely have OpenNMS mentioned: http://serverfault.com/search?q=opennms.
Last Friday night, on the Brooklyn Bridge, in the rain (sounds like the answer to Clue, doesn’t it?) I officially asked my girlfriend to marry me.
Me living in Singapore means that’ll not be as soon as either of us would prefer, but at least it’s in the works. 🙂
She told me the rest of the night was a blur, which is probably just as well since it sheeted water on us for the couple blocks back to the hotel, so we were thoroughgoingly drenched by the time we got there.
Anyways, that’s my fun news for the year 🙂
In a few hours I get on the first of several planes to get back to the US for a couple weeks. It’s slated to leave at 0540 SGT on 09 July. That’s 1740 EDT on 08 July. I get done flying (on that trip) at about 2145 EDT on 09 July.
I’m really looking forward to all the fun activities and busyness of the next several weeks.
I just heard about Mint.com today.
Whoever thought this one up is a genius. They’ll keep track of your financial state, sending alerts if anything is amiss.
I was watching a recorded edition of Beyond Tomorrow (from Science Channel) and saw an awesome-looking motorcyle helmet, the Reevu. It has a series of polycarbonate reflectors that take light coming into the helmet from the back, reflect it over the rider’s head, and display it on a small mirror just above the visor in the front, so you always have a view to your rear (and even sides, byt turning your head slightly), and don’t have to take your eyes off the road as long, or at all.
They run about $500 in the UK, and I want one. It’s in the same price range as Shoei and other mid-high end helmets.