with eyes turned skyward

Recommendations | Sunday, February 28, 2016

President Obama makes a point during the National Security Council meeting on Counter-ISIL that he convened Thursday at the State Department.

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

I got a little entranced with the shot above. Now back to regular programming...


  • (Update 3: SpaceX scrubbed their fourth launch attempt for Tuesday, 1 Mar at 1835 EST due to high altitude winds out of limits. Next attempt scheduled for Friday, 4 Mar.)

  • (Update 2: SpaceX has scheduled a fourth launch attempt for Tuesday, 1 Mar at 1835 EST [launch was previously scrubbed three times]). Webcast link here.

  • (Update 1: SpaceX has scrubbed the latest launch attempt - holding once due to a range violation, and ultimately scrubbing due to a low thrust alarm and helium bubble [launch was aborted at or around T-0]). Launch abort video here.

  • SpaceX SES-9 Full Webcast (YouTube)
  • After two scrubs last week, SpaceX is trying again to launch SES-9 (a communications satellite). This will be the second launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 full thrust variant (various changes to include lengthening of stages and the use of denser liquid oxygen). Launch is scheduled for 1547 PST, with a backup window tomorrow, 29 February.

  • Design:

  • It's not just you. Bad doors are everywhere. (Vox)
  • More reasons for why design is important.

  • Business:

  • Berkshire Hathaway - 2015 Annual Letter
  • A must read for anyone interested in business. Absolutely fascinating how Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have built up Berkshire Hathaway to where it is now.
  • On Repeat:

  • Ethereal - CMA (Spotify)