Cirrus Radiatus

Cirrus clouds form in the highest and coldest region of the troposphere. At this altitude, water almost always freezes so clouds are composed of ice crystals. The clouds tend to be wispy, and are often transparent. Isolated cirrus clouds often do not bring rain, however, large amounts of cirrus clouds can indicate an approaching storm system eventually followed by fair weather. ‘Cirrus Radiatus’ is a species of cirrus that displays horizontal bands that appear to converge at the horizon...

Clever.

ravin and behavin.

ravin and behavin.

Where’d It Come From??

Finding it more and more intriguing when researching the origins of company names..maybe I’ll start a weekly series out of it, maybe not. Here’s the origin of Hulu!

In Mandarin, Hulu has two interesting meanings, each highly relevant to our mission. The primary meaning interested us because it is used in an ancient Chinese proverb that describes the Hulu as the holder of precious things. It literally translates to “gourd,” and in ancient times, the Hulu was hollowed out and used to hold precious things. The secondary meaning is “interactive recording.” We saw both definitions as appropriate bookends and highly relevant to the mission of Hulu.[8]

My biggest motivator and inspiration: When the people I love most thrive around me.
Meet Hannah K. Lee, my friend, old co-worker, rockstar in the making.

My biggest motivator and inspiration: When the people I love most thrive around me.

Meet Hannah K. Lee, my friend, old co-worker, rockstar in the making.

What’s that? I can’t hear you. I’m in love with this store.

What’s that? I can’t hear you. I’m in love with this store.

The End of An Era: Steve Jobs Resigns

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

One of the best panels I’ve seen on this show. DR. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON FOR PRESIDENT! He’s my hero, and so is Anthony Bourdain.

I guess I’m representative of this 20-something “lazy” generation by default—BUT THAT’S NOT ENTIRELY TRUE! Some of us have a “can-do” attitude and are doing our damnedest to make sure we don’t fall into another complacent, trap of self entitlement! Watch us world! We’re coming for you!


MEET STEADY EDDIE:The corporate non-risk taker rises fast  on the freshness of youth; an open mind, a pleasant demeanour and good  looks will accelerate this rise.His superiors are pleased to promote him since it reflects well on them.The candidate reaches a platform of responsibility, not something to be treated lightly.After all, he is now a manager, albeit a junior one.His salary rises in accordance with status, not ability, and he reaches board level.It  is now time to appoint a joint or deputy managing director. Our man is  considered to be a good company man, but he is a bit dull. He doesn’t  produce inonovation; he doesn’t do anything for the image of the  company.There’s a very good young man in his department earning a third of his salary, who younger members of staff respond to.Our man at forty is moved sideways, and at forty-seven he is out.He didn’t reach the top of the ladder, he has fallen back and there is no climbing back.He’s finished, yet he has done nothing wrong.That is the problem. He’s done nothing wrong.NOW LET’S LOOK AT RECKLESS ERICA:As  a youngster she doesn’t have the charm of the previous character. Not  the corporate type.  She’s irritating but enthusiastic and popping with  daft ideas. So they keep her on. Most of her ideas are regarded as  impractical, too adventurous or plain silly. But somewhere in the  company, someone picks up one of her wilder thoughts and promotes it. It  gets noticed because it is different and fresh.For the next three years, she produces a series of unusable ideas. She becomes increasingly irritating and is fired.Now  the odd thing is that it is not as difficult for her to get a new job  as she thought, because a number of people remember that rather good  idea she produced three years ago. They prefer to gloss over the  failures.Her name on the payroll adds a bit of glamour to her  new company. But the same process happens again. Once more she is fired,  but now there are two pieces of work that make her memorable. She’s not  just a one-off.Her whole life is lived like this, a series of ups and downs, more downs than ups.But when she reaches the age of forty she has a track record. She has become a respected person.Still reckless Erica, but more in demand than ever because she failed to conform.

MEET STEADY EDDIE:
The corporate non-risk taker rises fast on the freshness of youth; an open mind, a pleasant demeanour and good looks will accelerate this rise.
His superiors are pleased to promote him since it reflects well on them.
The candidate reaches a platform of responsibility, not something to be treated lightly.

After all, he is now a manager, albeit a junior one.

His salary rises in accordance with status, not ability, and he reaches board level.
It is now time to appoint a joint or deputy managing director. Our man is considered to be a good company man, but he is a bit dull. He doesn’t produce inonovation; he doesn’t do anything for the image of the company.
There’s a very good young man in his department earning a third of his salary, who younger members of staff respond to.

Our man at forty is moved sideways, and at forty-seven he is out.
He didn’t reach the top of the ladder, he has fallen back and there is no climbing back.
He’s finished, yet he has done nothing wrong.

That is the problem. He’s done nothing wrong.

NOW LET’S LOOK AT RECKLESS ERICA:
As a youngster she doesn’t have the charm of the previous character. Not the corporate type. She’s irritating but enthusiastic and popping with daft ideas. So they keep her on. Most of her ideas are regarded as impractical, too adventurous or plain silly. But somewhere in the company, someone picks up one of her wilder thoughts and promotes it. It gets noticed because it is different and fresh.

For the next three years, she produces a series of unusable ideas. She becomes increasingly irritating and is fired.

Now the odd thing is that it is not as difficult for her to get a new job as she thought, because a number of people remember that rather good idea she produced three years ago. They prefer to gloss over the failures.

Her name on the payroll adds a bit of glamour to her new company. But the same process happens again. Once more she is fired, but now there are two pieces of work that make her memorable. She’s not just a one-off.

Her whole life is lived like this, a series of ups and downs, more downs than ups.

But when she reaches the age of forty she has a track record. She has become a respected person.

Still reckless Erica, but more in demand than ever because she failed to conform.

Unreal.

via Boston Globe

Before London’s looting riots was this. Prayers go out to all those who have family and friends in Seoul.