I’m a little late to this party, but I thought it worth quickly posting. Andrew Lahde goes where many of us dream of going with his open resignation letter. This made the inevitable splash in finance circles, and now the ripples risk washing away in the wake of the larger financial crisis news. (I first … More Lahde: Going out on a high note.
ALL NEIGHBORHOODS… AND POSSIBLY ENTIRE COASTAL COMMUNITIES… WILL BE INUNDATED DURING THE PERIOD OF PEAK STORM TIDE. PERSONS NOT HEEDING EVACUATION ORDERS IN SINGLE FAMILY ONE OR TWO STORY HOMES WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH. MANY RESIDENCES OF AVERAGE CONSTRUCTION DIRECTLY ON THE COAST WILL BE DESTROYED. WIDESPREAD AND DEVASTATING PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IS LIKELY ELSEWHERE. … More Ike is getting serious…
Somewhere relatively deep beneath the Swiss/French Alps, massive forces are marshalling. In a ring, whose length measures the distance of the the Naples-Capri swim (first done in 1949: coincidentally the year NATO was formed, and the first Soviet atomic bomb is tested), secrets of the universe are due to be tested. Today, amidst ceremony and … More Big Bang! (Higgs boson or bust…)
Huh! So hanging around at the Chinatown olympic celebration, in recognition of the start of the 2008 games in Beijing, and who vaults onto the stage? Mayor Nutter. And a bunch of past Philly Olympians Without much fanfare, and less explanation. Weird, but oddly appropriate.
Is it ironic that I had to Google for Cuil? Or is it merely an indication of my waning net attention span? Is Cuil any different? Could it be better? The press is having a field day, split along the usual lines: traditional news outlets are pumping the “David Vs. Goliath” aspect, the tech writers? … More Cuil (Does NEW=FAIL?)
Did I mention that I was going to Sweden and Italy? No? Well carry on reading if details of that trip interest you… Day 1 Arrive in Stockholm at Arlanda International Airport. It is a bustling place, I suppose, by Swedish standards, but seemed rather quiet. It was, however, exceptionally clean, and the security staff … More Hej hej!
Fantastic interview on Philebrity (it’s a great Philly-based destination, don’tchaknow). When people get together to create something cool, it’s great. When it really solves a “problem”, that’s even better. But when it can actually make my life SUCK less? That’s just pure gold. “Yesterday, three developers went public with an interactive SEPTA route planner designed … More iSepta: or “How NOT to have your web-service suck”.
There is a monster in my house. And I let it in. It’s all tooth and piss and energy. Its ruddy coat is the color of rust and autumn leaves. It leaps and calls and RUNS MY LIFE. It demands, and I acquiesce. It is a young thing yet, and when it matures, I … More Home Invasion