RIP Adam Yauch

Happy Friday Blog Readers!

 

I hope you are all ready for Cinco De Mayo tomorrow! The weather here in Portland is supposed to clear up this weekend, so be careful if you go out on your bicycles.

Fortunately it seems as though Portland is a bit safer for cyclists than places like Toronto, for instance. The mayor of Toronto is actually actively working on doing away with bike lanes. The nerve of this guy!

 

In other news, sadly, musician and activist Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away this morning, what a bummer!

 

Also, here’s an easy way to help fight climate change; eat half as many hamburgers and half as much bacon as you are currently consuming. It is better for you and the planet. Yay!

Finally, here’s an interesting article by OPB’s Cassandra Profita about how Facebook is trying to make their energy hoarding data centers as sustainable as possible, even though that is technically impossible at this time. But even though that’s the case, I think you have to give Facebook a hand for making several breakthroughs in data center sustainability.

Have a great weekend!

-Mark