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pre-German links [Nov. 4th, 2010|11:51 am]
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I'm going to Germany next week! Looks like I'll be busy with work stuff, but hopefully I'll have some time to see some sights.

- An off-duty police officer in NYC foiled a robbery by shooting the gunman's revolver out of his hands, which is something you're probably told not to do but is really effective if you can make it work.

- Speaking of people being good at their job, check out this goalie's mad dash back to defend his own goal. If he's really that fast, why isn't he playing a position that requires more running? (or maybe he's just better rested - it is the end of a 90 minute game...)

- Speaking of sports and other hobbies, the Austin Comic Con is coming up next week, with Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, and Lee Majors. I didn't know we had a Comic Con!

- Speaking of things that make me happy, the rumor mill is suggesting there might be an even better Palm phone coming out next year on Sprint. Please please please!

- Speaking of things that interest me to the point of obsession, a psychologist suggests some tips on being happy: buying experiences instead of things, buying many small pleasures instead of big ones, and so on.
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[User Picture]From: andrewhime
2010-11-04 04:57 pm (UTC)
Please let "next year" = "the same day as Palm's presentation at CES".
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2010-11-04 05:06 pm (UTC)
Man, that would be awesome...even just announcing it and saying when it will be available is good enough for me!
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[User Picture]From: andrewhime
2010-11-04 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it would be, since I'm limping along with a refurb with audio issues.

The less time I have to wait, the better.
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From: spamchang
2010-11-04 10:16 pm (UTC)
shooting a revolver out of a gunman's hands is pretty freakin' impressive. handguns are inaccurate enough as it is.

goalie's mad dash - adrenaline and fear can motivate the human body to do amazing things ;) and you're right, he is better rested, relatively speaking.

i'm not hearing good things about Palm's products from a friend who used to work at Palm...just saying =\
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-04 11:14 pm (UTC)

Buying happiness

I'm currently reading Gretchen Rubin's "Happiness Project". One of her quotes on the topic is "money doesn't buy happiness in the same way good health doesn't buy happiness".
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2010-11-04 11:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Buying happiness

Yeah! I'm a big fan of her blog. She makes a lot of sense.
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