- Longitude by Dava Sobel
A curious story about the ingenuity it took to accurately keep time for navigation at sea.
- Classic Feynman: all the adventures of a curious character by Richard Feynman
Feyman’s insatiable curiosity is admirable and consequentially his tales of antics and discovery are wonderful to read.
- If You Can by William J. Bernstein
A succinct guide to saving for retirement.
- Planet Earth II
Absolutely breathtaking footage of wildlife in amazing high definition from unbelievable perspectives.
Self described as “Investing Advice inspired by Jack Bogle,” this is a Wiki + Forum full of quality personal finance advice with no for profit conflicts of interest
- SimCity 2000
I’d be in favor of legislation that makes SimCity 2000 mastery a prerequisite for public administration. At first it seems like just building roads, zoning and electricity, but it also incorporates public health, workforce education, public safety, property values, tax rates, transportation/congestion, pollution, commerce, redevelopment and more, making it fun and challenging.
- Age of Empire 2
Centered around gathering wood, food, stone and gold to build a civilization, success requires excellent balance of defense, offense, growth and research and eventually gets into trade and diplomacy. (Update: Microsoft released an updated Rise of Rajas expansion pack on 2016/12/13!)
- Google Photos
A wonderful application for managing digital photos centered on automatic tagging and labelling. (See my review.)
- “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson
- “I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors.”
– George Washington
- “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
– US Constitution
- “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”
― Daniel Patrick Moynihan
- “If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
- “Don’t confuse me with the facts”
– Earl Landgrebe (during the Watergate hearings)
- “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison
- “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
― Albert Einstein