Empire State Building : Official lighting schedule

10/25/2010 - 10/27/2010 White/White/White ESB Lighting
10/24/2010 Purple/Purple/White Alzheimer's Association, 2010 Memory Walk
10/22/2010 - 10/23/2010 Red/Red/Red Scholastic, 90th Anniversary Celebration and "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life." Campaign
10/21/2010 Yellow/Yellow/Yellow The Afterschool Alliance, Lights on Afterschool
10/12/2010 - 10/20/2010 White/White/White ESB Lighting
10/11/2010 Red/White/Green Columbus Day
10/08/2010 - 10/10/2010 Orange/Yellow/Red Publicolor, 15th Anniversary of Publicolor Day
10/04/2010 - 10/07/2010 White/White/White ESB Lighting
10/02/2010 - 10/03/2010 Pink/Pink/White National Football League, A Crucial Catch for Breast Cancer Awareness
09/30/2010 - 10/01/2010 Pink/Pink/White The Est�e Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and Global Landmark Illumination Initiative

via. Empire State Building : Official Internet Site.

Also, its history.

1932: The first light to shine atop the Empire State Building (November, 1932) was a searchlight beacon which told people for 50 miles that Franklin D. Roosevelt has been elected president of the United States.

1976: Colored lighting was first introduced by Douglas Leigh. The tower was lit in red, white and blue in celebration of the American Bicentennial.


Tokyos oldest man dead for 30 years

His granddaughter told investigators Kato holed up in his room about 30 years ago after declaring he wanted to be a living Buddha, police and Tokyo officials said. They believe Kato died soon after that.</p>

via Tokyos oldest man dead for 30 years - Telegraph.


Coding Procedures

1. Make it work</p>

2. Make it work well

3. Make it read well

via. iPhone Development Blog


Minnesota moves e-mail to Microsoft's cloud - Computerworld

Computerworld - Minnesota said Tuesday that it is moving its messaging and collaboration services to Microsoft's cloud computing platform in an effort to address multiple issues -- including an aging workforce, increasing red ink and a desire for shared services.</p>

Approximately 33,000 state workers in Minnesota will be affected by the move, which could be one of the largest public sector migrations to a cloud platform.

We will see how long it will take for Minnesota to halt their services. While Los Angeles moves to Google:

The City of Los Angeles late last year agreed to shift about 30,000 employees to Google Apps from the Novell GroupWise collaboration system.

via Minnesota moves e-mail to Microsoft's cloud - Computerworld.


Buffalo as Data Center Mecca

I would not mind moving to Canada if there is an attractive firm. Why not make all data centers automated and move to California?

In western New York, the Buffalo area may be fast becoming a prime location for data centers in America. Having recently hosted the opening of a new Yahoo data center in Lockport, the area is now being considered for a new Verizon data center.

via Buffalo as Data Center Mecca.


Did Little Bobby Tables migrate to Sweden?

As you may have heard, weve had a very close election here in Sweden. Today the Swedish Election Authority published the hand written votes. While scanning through them I happened to notice

R;13;Hallands län;80;Halmstad;01;Halmstads västra valkrets;0904;Söndrum 4;pwn DROP TABLE VALJ;1

via Did Little Bobby Tables migrate to Sweden?.


Memories - Weezer


via YouTube - Memories - Weezer.


Radiohead Fans Create Band DVD Strictly For Fans

On 23rd August 2009 a group of Radiohead fans descended on</p>

the Výstavištĕ Holešovice Exhibition Hall in Prague on a mission –

to capture the band playing using as many different angles as possible.

Bringing together the exceptional talents of many contributors,

here is the result.

They came, filmed, edited the result with band's master soundtrack. Not for sale and strictly for fans.

Here are some results:



via radiohead-prague.nataly.fr.


What iTunes 10 reminds me of

GNOME: The Free Software Desktop Project. Ahhhh... the good old days. But why these icons?


Geni.com in Ukrainian

Congratulations to Geni for releasing localisations for 20 languages.