I discovered the Bunny Buddhism website (and writer) today. I love its simplicity.

After a long day of work I had climbed into bed, looking for a good night’s sleep, when suddenly my iPhone began making some bizarre, very unexpected noise. When I picked up the phone and looked at it, I saw an AMBER alert in Oklahoma had triggered an alert on my iPhone.

An Alutiiq petroglyph tattoo. From this Alutiiq Facebook page.

Sadly, the last edition of the Anchorage Daily News was printed today. Image from here.

Another circle changeup grip, this time from MLB pitcher Huston Street. (Photo from here.)

A Siberian Husky howls/sings and a baby stops crying:

Lance Stephenson: “Don’t define me as an ear-blower.”

Rest of the world: “Don’t blow in guy’s ears, and we won’t think of you that way.”

The Chicago Bulls introduced their two new players today, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Image from here.

Probably the most important scene in the movie I.Q.

As I think about going back to Alaska, I’m reminded of the cabin I lived at in Talkeetna, Alaska. (If you’re interested, here’s a link to many more photos of Talkeetna, Alaska.)

While I was cleaning up my bedroom this morning, I found my old barf bag under the bed. I can’t say that I feel great yet, but this was a great reminder that I have come a long way since February and March.

People at MIT are trying to create a “family robot,” currently named Jibo. Story here on ExtremeTech.com.

From a cute little article titled, 10 things only a Siberian Husky owner would know. My life certainly changed after meeting and knowing several huskies.

Apple + IBM? Wow, you know Steve Jobs wasn’t involved in this. Here’s Apple’s press release on the new Apple/IBM enterprise apps announcement. (I found this image on this apple.com web page.)

An interesting note on potential future Cubs’ leaders Schwarber and Almora, from this espn article.

This photo is from an interesting article titled, Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy.

From the beginning of the article: “Microsoft could learn much from Sun Tzu. Over the past fifteen to twenty years, Microsoft has engaged in the very worst kind of generalship. Microsoft has allowed their competitors to join forces and successfully scheme against them. Microsoft has responded to the successes of their competitors by forswearing their strongest weapons, abandoning their strongest defensive positions and rushing to attack their competitors wherever they may be, even if those battlefields were located where Microsoft was at its weakest and their competitors were are at their strongest. When these attacks inevitably failed, Microsoft resorted to wars of attrition. Yet in these wars of attrition, it was Microsoft, not their opponents, who suffered most, taking disproportionally greater losses than they inflicted.”

If you’ve never seen the movie Starbuck, it’s very good, and often very funny. This is one scene where a pregnant women is trying to come to grip with various feelings she is dealing with.

Scientists accidentally discover the human “off switch”. From the story: "I would liken it to a car," he said. "A car on the road has many parts that facilitate its movement — the gas, the transmission, the engine — but there's only one spot where you turn the key, and it all switches on and works together. So while consciousness is a complicated process created via many structures and networks — we may have found the key."

If you ever wondered how much it costs to have your thyroid removed, the answer seems to be $33,000. And that doesn’t include the costs of everything else related to the process, including initial identification, biopsies, heart tests, radiation treatment, etc. The total cost for the last 4-5 months is probably over $60,000.

If you’re interested in Alaska, explore.org has a collection of web cams that show bears catching salmon in Brooks Falls. I’d love to make this into a screen saver.