The Ski Resort Death Watch

Sad to see but inevitable: ski resorts in the normally snowy U.S. west close, partially close, or run unsustainable gambits to coax skiers to scrape across rocks and ice.

  • Mt Ashland, Oregon, closes (Source)
  • Lake Tahoe’s Homewood resort closes mid-week (Source)
  • Mammoth launches self-extending mid-winter pass tied to snow’s eventual arrival (Source)

Twitter Digest: 2012-01-05

  • Bernie Taupin: What I've learned – http://t.co/IermnKnx #
  • Seems optimistic, but … Top pro athletes thank God or their moms out of selectivity, not stupidity – http://t.co/yKTfzTvC #
  • Number of Times the New Yahoo Boss Said He or She Was “Excited”: Bartz: One / Thompson: Four – http://t.co/TCW3ZJ5M #
  • Yesterday I was in -21C temps; today it's +21C. The things a plane trip will do. #
  • RT @weathermatrix: -53 F in Alaska today http://t.co/EznIBiuk #
  • Study: Watching local news make you give up on life, or something like that http://t.co/46YfUWlI #
  • Pico Iyer: The Joy of Quiet – http://t.co/ngEfIBWn #
  • WSJ: 132-year-old Kodak is preparing a bankruptcy filing. http://t.co/QgrxeGAg #
  • Hemingway-esque how fast and how slow the steady collapse of companies like Kodak has been: Slowly, and then all at once. #
  • Sierra Nevada snow drought means Tioga Pass still not closed, setting new record for latest closure – http://t.co/SM01WlLd #
  • Whoa, Formspring still exists. RT @sacca: Come on over here and ask me absolutely anything: http://t.co/9fNPoXRm #
  • McKinsey on five energy technologies to watch: grid storage, digital power, windows, electrofuels & clean coal – https://t.co/Ek3w1a8b #
  • Map of global water withdrawal / capita good but needs stocks & flows -http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/globalmaps/03_WDRL_CAP.pdf #
  • I want 2011 back. RT @herbgreenberg: Coming up momentarily: LIVE FROM MY HOME via skype…only on Street Signs @CNBC #
  • Why your mother always told you not to do low-altitude paragliding around roads – http://t.co/tq8JO6jR! #
  • Here is ski resort desperation for you: A mid-winter pass that extends if snow doesn't fall – http://t.co/fqMyexzf #
  • Wonkish, but Didier Sornette valuation paper on Zynga. tl;dr: Over-priced. http://t.co/8FWElrpt #
  • QotD: You really don't need to wash clothes as often as you think. Stains come and go, they just wear off. http://t.co/WRyz1yKy #
  • Beep. RT @bholly: @pkedrosky Your 50,000th tweet is coming up. Make it worthy of the milestone… No pressure. #
  • Bookstaber: We are mistaking high resolution and portability for advancement of culture http://t.co/g4zJO66o #
  • Cute new twitter account: @ShitAnalystsSay (and no, it's not me) #
  • The @ShitAnalystsSay reminds me of old Mary Meeker question I captured during a long-ago quarterly call – http://t.co/7HEXRwmJ #
  • Goalkeeper-to-goalkeeper goal in Everton/Bolton match. Remarkable. http://t.co/I800dxa3! /via @hblodget #
  • In the pantheon of hopelessly dumb articles planted by self-serving VCs, this ranks very high – http://t.co/RnMzOprG #
  • I want to read this, I really do, but I have this strong no-books-blurbed-by-George-Will policy. http://t.co/GVF4XN9v #
  • JetSetter's 12 world travel destinations for 2012. Nice list, but Denver? http://t.co/3ZFGGfgQ #
  • Latest auto sales data shows Lexus got smushed (technical term) in 2011 – http://t.co/BkYYEqrv #
  • In @bloombergtv spots today with @tomkeene and @emilychangtv resp, I got to musing about zlotys/kroner as Scrabble sets & Swiss skaters. #
  • For any curious about Swiss skater connection I made on @bloombergtv today, that was AOL & Yahoo as frick & frack – http://t.co/qbwWdjeB #
  • Immense geekery alert: All 6-letter and longer words that can be made from zlotys/kroner currency combo – https://t.co/gRLXJOBI #
  • Graphs of year-over-year snow differences in US west. Drought seems tepid. http://t.co/JxRLQQzE #

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Twitter Digest: 2012-01-05

  • Bernie Taupin: What I've learned – http://t.co/IermnKnx #
  • Seems optimistic, but … Top pro athletes thank God or their moms out of selectivity, not stupidity – http://t.co/yKTfzTvC #
  • Number of Times the New Yahoo Boss Said He or She Was “Excited”: Bartz: One / Thompson: Four – http://t.co/TCW3ZJ5M #
  • Yesterday I was in -21C temps; today it's +21C. The things a plane trip will do. #
  • RT @weathermatrix: -53 F in Alaska today http://t.co/EznIBiuk #
  • Study: Watching local news make you give up on life, or something like that http://t.co/46YfUWlI #
  • Pico Iyer: The Joy of Quiet – http://t.co/ngEfIBWn #
  • WSJ: 132-year-old Kodak is preparing a bankruptcy filing. http://t.co/QgrxeGAg #
  • Hemingway-esque how fast and how slow the steady collapse of companies like Kodak has been: Slowly, and then all at once. #
  • Sierra Nevada snow drought means Tioga Pass still not closed, setting new record for latest closure – http://t.co/SM01WlLd #
  • Whoa, Formspring still exists. RT @sacca: Come on over here and ask me absolutely anything: http://t.co/9fNPoXRm #
  • McKinsey on five energy technologies to watch: grid storage, digital power, windows, electrofuels & clean coal – https://t.co/Ek3w1a8b #
  • Map of global water withdrawal / capita good but needs stocks & flows -http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/globalmaps/03_WDRL_CAP.pdf #
  • I want 2011 back. RT @herbgreenberg: Coming up momentarily: LIVE FROM MY HOME via skype…only on Street Signs @CNBC #
  • Why your mother always told you not to do low-altitude paragliding around roads – http://t.co/tq8JO6jR! #
  • Here is ski resort desperation for you: A mid-winter pass that extends if snow doesn't fall – http://t.co/fqMyexzf #
  • Wonkish, but Didier Sornette valuation paper on Zynga. tl;dr: Over-priced. http://t.co/8FWElrpt #
  • QotD: You really don't need to wash clothes as often as you think. Stains come and go, they just wear off. http://t.co/WRyz1yKy #
  • Beep. RT @bholly: @pkedrosky Your 50,000th tweet is coming up. Make it worthy of the milestone… No pressure. #
  • Bookstaber: We are mistaking high resolution and portability for advancement of culture http://t.co/g4zJO66o #
  • Cute new twitter account: @ShitAnalystsSay (and no, it's not me) #
  • The @ShitAnalystsSay reminds me of old Mary Meeker question I captured during a long-ago quarterly call – http://t.co/7HEXRwmJ #
  • Goalkeeper-to-goalkeeper goal in Everton/Bolton match. Remarkable. http://t.co/I800dxa3! /via @hblodget #
  • In the pantheon of hopelessly dumb articles planted by self-serving VCs, this ranks very high – http://t.co/RnMzOprG #
  • I want to read this, I really do, but I have this strong no-books-blurbed-by-George-Will policy. http://t.co/GVF4XN9v #
  • JetSetter's 12 world travel destinations for 2012. Nice list, but Denver? http://t.co/3ZFGGfgQ #
  • Latest auto sales data shows Lexus got smushed (technical term) in 2011 – http://t.co/BkYYEqrv #
  • In @bloombergtv spots today with @tomkeene and @emilychangtv resp, I got to musing about zlotys/kroner as Scrabble sets & Swiss skaters. #
  • For any curious about Swiss skater connection I made on @bloombergtv today, that was AOL & Yahoo as frick & frack – http://t.co/qbwWdjeB #
  • Immense geekery alert: All 6-letter and longer words that can be made from zlotys/kroner currency combo – https://t.co/gRLXJOBI #
  • Graphs of year-over-year snow differences in US west. Drought seems tepid. http://t.co/JxRLQQzE #

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The Rise and Fall of Tech Sector Expectations

How the mighty tech sector has risen, and fallen. This from JP Morgan’s latest report from CIO Michael Cembalest:

Tech

Insane Risks Motor race – Isle of Man TT

Insane Risks Motor race – Isle of Man TT – YouTube.

Black Hole Travel, etc.

Back from nearly a month of travel, so, a travel note:

… those who part with $2,285 a night to stay in a cliff-top room at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur pay partly for the privilege of not having a TV in their rooms; the future of travel, I’m reliably told, lies in “black-hole resorts,” which charge high prices precisely because you can’t get online in their rooms.

The Joy of Quiet – NYTimes.com.

Twitter Digest: 2011-12-26

  • Orthopaedic surgeons: as strong as an ox and almost twice as clever? Multicentre prospective comparative study http://t.co/VBSGMgsw #
  • Cheaters in the Steam Community Gaming Social Network. (arXiv:1112.4915v1 [cs.SI]) http://t.co/V4FH7YrH #
  • Mastodons, rabid raccoons and the nature hole in Central Park (video) http://t.co/lkfxCGlE #

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