Rick Reilly: Strongest Dad In the World From Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly [SI Premium Subscription required]

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I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay For their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots.

But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck.

Eighty-five times he’s pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in Marathons. Eight times he’s not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a Wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and Pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars–all in the same day.



2006: The year in Apple

It was clear as early as June 2005 what the biggest news for Apple would be in 2006
—that was the month when
Steve Jobs announced Apple was jettisoning the PowerPC chip for new processors supplied by Apple. And while the Intel transition obviously dominated Apple’s maneuverings this year, it wasn’t the only news to come out of Cupertino.

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Puget Pounding 2006

Storm damagePhotos from last weeks storm that hit the Puget Sound area. Last Thursday night, the Puget Sound area was hit with one of the worst storms in over 30 years. With wind gusts over 90 miles per hour, over 1 million customers lost electrical power. Some customers will not have power for up to 10 days. More information can be found here.

Seattle Times coverage (photos available here)

Thousands in region bracing for fifth night without power

Same intensity, more extensive damage than ’93 storm

I live on the “East side” of the Seattle metro area in one of the hardest hit areas.

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Review: Windows Vista

For the New York Times, David Pogue reviews Windows Vista, trying to prove in his video that “Microsoft did not steal ideas from Mac OS X.” [Dec 15, 2006]