Sometime between August 12th and August 13th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
* [His own Olympic trial: 24 hours of viewing](http://www.mlive.com/olympics/index.ssf/2008/08/his_own_olympic_trial_24_hours.html “His own Olympic trial: 24 hours of viewing”): Starting at midnight Tuesday morning, and going until midnight this morning, I plopped down in front of the TV with my laptop for a marathon session of sports. Just me and the Games, with no regard for sleep, fresh air or proper hygiene. One would think that such a masochistic task ultimately must lead to a decent into madness. But there's really only one way to find out.
* [Unsubstantiated but interesting info on what Return of the Jedi might have been](http://entertainment.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=644601&cid=24583039 “Unsubstantiated but interesting info on what Return of the Jedi might have been”): Ah, obviously you haven't heard the back story of Return of the Jedi. No, I don't mean the bit where it was called Revenge of the Jedi. There's more. I'll cite nothing because I have no idea where this information leaked from, and you can take it with a grain of salt because I heard it years ago. But apparently the original story for Jedi worked like this…
* [Young Guns: A new brand of gangster grows up in a killing culture](http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/374766_gangkids13.html?source=mypi “Young Guns: A new brand of gangster grows up in a killing culture”): "Seattle's gang problem is small, compared to other cities, but it definitely holds its own," he said. "It's a bunch of teenagers – I would call them delinquents – that have adopted a gang name or identity, and that identity automatically falls into a structure of rivalries that those members must participate in. To these young people, their identity as a Sureño or a Crip or a Blood is as serious as someone else's identity conflict over religion. Like the Shiites and the Sunnis – that's an identity conflict. The irony is, they're all the same. They're all Muslims. You're all young people from Seattle."
* [Maperture](http://www.ubermind.com/products/maperture.php “Maperture”): Combining the power of Aperture and Google Maps (the mapping engine you know and love), Maperture is a powerful, new edit plug-in that makes geotagging your photos a snap.
* [The Anchorpoint Essays](http://www.anchorpointessays.com/ “The Anchorpoint Essays”): Welcome to the largest and most comprehensive look into the biology and behavior
of Internecivus Raptus: the deadliest Xenomorph that human-kind has ever encountered. (This is, by _far_, my favorite site relating to the Alien franchise. Lots of incredibly detailed and well thought out essays about the aliens' biology and physiology. I was afraid it had been abandoned a couple years back, but it's still up and under active development. Awesome!)
* [Why Apple doesn’t do “Concept Products”](http://counternotions.com/2008/08/12/concept-products/ “Why Apple doesn’t do “Concept Products””): Kontra’s law: A commercial company’s ability to innovate is inversely proportional to its proclivity to publicly release conceptual products.