Seattle, The Viaduct, and Life In The City

Here’s my response to this article/survey (online at the Seattle PI). The Question: What’s the best option for the viaduct? Gov. Gregoire seems to have resuscitated the possibility for a tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Have you decided what transportation option you want on the waterfront? If not, what information do you need Read More …

Quote of the Day, Thanks to Google

“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.” – Thorstein Veblen This drives home a point that I’ve often meditated on; why is it that that exploration only whets the appetite for further exploration? I was once told that we’re close to knowing all Read More …

Great Bumper Stickers

Some are quite dumb, but a few are cute/clever. >>>>Subject: Great Bumper Stickers!>>>>>>>> 1) (On an infant’s shirt): Already smarter than Bush>>>> 2) 1/20/09: End of an Error>>>> 3) That’s OK, I Wasn’t Using My Civil Liberties Anyway>>>> 4) Let’s Fix Democracy in This Country First>>>> 5) If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Read More …

New Phisher Scam

A scary new phisher exploit (pointed out by Deb at WXPnews.com). Eeek! Phishers get deadly serious Phishers have traditionally used trickery and deception to gain access to your personal information and, subsequently, your money. But now they’re resorting to threats of violence; a recent phishing scam purports to be from a professional hit man who’s Read More …

Thoughts on Sony

Sony didn’t learn from Beta format mistakes Sony isn’t letting the porn industry use their BlueRay format? I’m amazed at their short-sidedness here. Adult Entertainment was one of the key drivers for several industries success. It was key (as Scoble points out here) in VHS winning the format wars. Plus, it was one of the Read More …

Google

I’m becoming a Google devotee. The way they’ve updated the personal homepage is top notch. It’s clean, concise, and easy to tweak: a marvelous combination! I’ve also been enjoying the range of options available for the toolbar (point of clarification: I use Firefox 2). I just discovered the RSS feed “adder” (bad grammar, spelling, etc, Read More …

Fallout in cannon accident: Woman accused of threats against injured teen

Fallout in cannon accident: Woman accused of threats against injured teen There are some folks who just stun me with their immaturity. I respect and value traditions. However, if someone gets seriously hurt from it, it’s time to put it to bed. Too bad, so sad. For a 41 year-old to make threatening phone calls Read More …