- Npr has a story on Donald Knuth
- Nytimes’ Kristof laments about the state of environmentalism, he is looking for a less alarmist more responsible movement
- In spite of lower value of the dollar, the trade deficit hits it’s second highest figure ever
- Scheneier points out that the Unicode community is thinking more about security in this draft report
Last week was quite busy at work because of preparation for another feature RI. Code Coverage especially was a focus. I missed my Tuesday night ride and Monday night spinning because of it. I was feeling pretty hard core because of a really fast 50 mile ride to Black Diamond from Renton last Saturday. This weekend I did a quite loop around Lake Sammamish against a nasty little headwind and 50 mile ride with Sue where we went from Carnation up past North Bend and back. The back road in that valley with Carnation and Fall City is just ideal biking right now especially with the weather in the 60s.
Pam and I hung out with Misha Friday night along with Ben, Becky and Mark S at the Teapot a kosher vegetarian restaurant near work next to the Malay Satay Hut. They have excellent dishes, and even the skeptical Misha was impressed with their “chicken”. Saturday, I held a BBQ with my employees. It was low key but the food was good. Sunday, we had dinner again with the Goldmans and Julie, except this weekend instead of a limo ride and dinner out, we had a turkey dinner with Stephanie at the Goldman’s house. The girls were into remembering children songs, and were singing them all night.
I started up my cycling training in full force last week. Spinning class on Monday, Tuesday ride with cascade cycle, Thursday warmup ride with Seano, Saturday ride around lake Sammamish with Ben and then Chilly Hilly on Sunday again with Seano. That mon-sun week totaled 99 miles. This week on Monday I did another spinning class with Pam and Ben and last night was another cascade ride. We did 26 miles hitting hollywood hill, norway hill, and one other I don’t know the name of. I also learned the cycle cross that goes from hollywood hill over to Keshav’s neighborhood. The ride leaders have talked me into doing thier RAMROD training series and also enterining into the RAMROD lottery. Today is going to be a well desereved recovery day as I’ve biked every day for the last four.
Sunday evening Pam and I got in a nice dinner with the Goldmans at theMediterranean Kitchen in Bellevue. I’ve got at least two more meals in the leftovers.