On TWiT 48 “Leo talks with four original Apple employees, and one of its founders, on the 30th Anniversary of the company’s incorporation.”

BBC: “Crazy by Gnarls Barkley has made pop history as the UK’s first number one song based on download sales alone.”

Waterfall near a hiking trail in Larkspur, California A friend, myself and our kids took a nice hike up in Marin county today (Saturday). Our reward was a small waterfall at the top of the trail, which I made the subject of a couple of long exposure photos. Click the thumbnail to the right to see a 1/3 second exposure where I was holding the camera. Click here to see a longer 2-second exposure of the same subject, taken with the camera resting on rock.

Here’s another pattern. Suppose a friend gives you a hard time for something you’ve done. After thinking it through, you make it clear that you’ve heard their feedback but believe you made the right choice. A friend would say, “I think you’re wrong here, and your decision might even cost me a little, but in the end you have do what you think is right, and I support you.” If they don’t support you, they’re probably not a friend after all.

The Stroke Recovery Book: “This book contains basic information to help you understand the complexities of stroke and recovery so that the patient in your life may receive the best possible care and support.”

As I grow older I collect patterns that I see playing out over and over again in everyday life. Here’s one of them. When someone says something negative about another person, the communication has two parts. The first is the substance of what they’re saying. Maybe it’s an opinion, or a judgement based on facts, or simply a lie. It is what it is, you have to evaluate it for yourself and decide whether you agree. But there’s a second part of the communication, a part that tells you about the speaker. Why did they say that? What did saying it accomplish for them? And if they got their facts wrong, what assumptions does their error reveal, and what does it tell you about their regard for truth?