- I learned that posting a recap of every single thing I shared into a single blog post, often with a paragraph about why I thought it was interesting, is way too much. I guess I need to maybe focus on just the couple of links that were most interesting, maybe by following up on them to learn more.
- I learned that I want a headphone jack on my keyboard for my desktop. It would be even nicer if it was a Blackberry/iPhone/Android style jack where a single 3.5mm plug did both the audio out and a microphone in.
- I learned that 100km from Earth's surface at perigee is considered "orbit" and that this week's Falcon 9 launch put the Dragon orbiter at around 300km. I also learned that perigee refers to the closest the object comes to the surface of earth during the orbit.
- I learned that a "Snow Squall" is "A snowsquall (or snow squall) is a sudden moderately heavy snowfall with blowing snow and strong, gusty surface winds. It is often referred to as a whiteout and is similar to a blizzard but is localized in time or in space and snow accumulations may or may not be significant." Source Link. I find this particularly funny because it implies that a blizzard is not localized in time or in space, which sounds to me like blizzards are either infinitely huge or last forever... or both :)
- I learned that complicated background images on your desktop can make it much harder to tell how much dust has accumulated on the screen.
Things I've learned in the last 24 hours 2010-12-10
What did Tom learn today?