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First thoughts upon waking

The first thought I can remember having this morning was, and I kid you not, “little Jimmy gets a gold star for correctly identifying that sound as an alarm clock!” While this was a more coherent thought than my normal first memorable thought which is usually something along the lines of “kill the noisy thing! [...]

Random-ness at 12:37am

I’ve only used them for less than 2 hours since I set them up this afternoon, but these speakers have already earned my undying love for good sound quality at an amazing price (I have yet to make a ThinkGeek purchase that I dislike, actually). I don’t generally do product pimping, but these are some [...]

I'm alive!!

OK, crappy post title, but yeah, it’s true. And it’s also true that I’m a lazy slacker. But here are some things you might like to know: I’m planning on standing writing in solidarity with those brave folks who are undertaking the 50,000-word challenge this November in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by taking part [...]

Transit in America: Local/Urban Transit Networks: Bike Paths (part 3)

Here’s part 3 (local/urban transit by bike) of my TiA (Transportation in America) plan; finally we’re actually getting into the meat of it! *grin* If you haven’t read the two “intro” posts and are wondering what this is about, I encourage you to read part 1: Introduction/The Problem and part 2: Overview of the 3 [...]

It's coming…slowly

I elected to spend the evening (when I wasn’t talking with my family or watching TV and eating pizza) working on the next post in my Transportation in America (TiA) series rather than do the C++ homework the professor encouraged us to do before Monday (it’s actually due on Tuesday) or study for my chem [...]

Transportation in America: The 3 Part Network for Transit of People and Goods (part 2)

Here’s part 2 of my series of posts on Transit in America. Sorry about the delay, I meant to post this several days ago, but life got in the way and it took me until now to finish writing it. If you haven’t already read it, I encourage you to go and read the first [...]

Debate live-blog

I’m in a really noisy room so it’s kinda og hard to hear the teevee, but I they keep jacking the volume, so it’s OK, I think. 9:07pm: Re: Obama’s answer re: the current crisis: um, Obama, good thought, but we tried giving the middle class a “tax break” this summer and it didn’t work. [...]

Transportation in America: Introduction/The Problem (part 1)

I’ve been mentioning for a few days that I was planning/outlining/proofreading this series of posts on Transportation in America. Basically I’ve been a transit policy wonk for several years and recently started mentally knitting all my different ideas for how to improve transit in America together into one coherent whole, and I thought “why not [...]

Upcoming posts

Look for a couple of big posts tomorrow (Wednesday) evening: first, assuming I have access to wifi where I’m watching, I’ll be live-blogging the final Obama/McCain debate starting at 9pm EDT. Second, assuming I have time to proof-read it, I’ll be posting part 1 in a series about Transportation in America and my thoughts on [...]

An admin-ish post: a small schedule of upcoming posts

It’s 3am (…and somewhere in the world something is happening…but I don’t care) and I have no thought (OK, a bit of a thought) of going to bed. Fall Break is a wonderfully intoxicating thing (not that I’m breaking the HU lifestyle contract or federal laws concerning the age limit of the legal consumption of [...]