a good friend of mine mentioned at church that there are a number of my posts that she doesn't understand (or knows she's better off ignoring because of my musical tastes!) and finds it frustrating that she doesn't understand.  i've decided to start finding something to share on sundays that relates to the masses.  her husband asked me if i had heard of the kahn academy and so this afternoon i made a quick visit to the home page.  it made me aware of the tech awards and other tech award laureates for 2009.  checking this out reminded me of microsoft research and bill gates' project tuva.