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Way cool image editing 

If you've ever done some digital editing of your photos you need to watch this video on a new technique / plug-in called liquid rescaling.

Liquid Rescale GIMP plugin


Reforming patents, promoting innovation 

Found a link to this in a recent Lockergonme e-mail.

Google Public Policy Blog: Reforming patents, promoting innovation

Both ends of I-90 in one day 

On my home from the airport last night I made a little detour around the Seattle Stadiums to drive the western most 1/4 mile of I-90. Earlier in the day, I had been driven around Boston's Logan airport, which put me at eastern terminus of the USA's longest Interstate Highway.

I guess this points out that I'm a true highway geek.


Liberty Quotes 

I hate flying these days.

Liberty - Wikiquote:
  • The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
  • Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
  • It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
This last one was on the same Wikiquote page, and I thought it was cool, though not applicable to passing through an airport.
  • It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties which make the defense of our nation worthwhile.
  • Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.…The Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip.


Photos on Wikipedia 

Looks like several of my longeing and vaulting photos have been used on Wikipedia in the longeing and vaulting articles. Who would have thought that one of my mentors, Tammy, and one of my longeing students, Holly, would get pictured as world class examples of longeing. And I don't know quite what to make of the fact that not only are two of my vaulters are shown as examples of vaulting, but I'm there too.
Tom Vaulting on Cali


Fast bits 

I like my fast pipes.