Ike is getting serious…

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…

Olympic Philly Connection

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.

Cuil (Does NEW=FAIL?)

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?)

Hej hej!

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!

iSepta: or “How NOT to have your web-service suck”.

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”.

Home Invasion

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