Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thread: I see lots of mentions of NY-based companies that didn’t have adequate Plan B’s.

I see lots of mentions of NY-based companies that didn’t have adequate Plan B’s. It’s time to think about how you’re creating redundancy in your communication systems. Also important as a service you can offer to users to differentiate your … Continue reading

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Video: I’m tired too Abby.

BTW, the cute kid award for the 2008 election went to Ross Mayfield’s son, talking about Obamaman. 🙂

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Thread: Is Google Maps realtime?

I just checked if Google Maps would give me driving directions through streets I know are closed because of the hurricane. It would and does. An example — 57th St is closed between 6th Ave and 8th Ave due to … Continue reading

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Thread: The core problem of the Knicks is they chose a Number Two to be their Number One.

Harvey Araton in the Times writes today that the worst deal in NY sports is Amare Stoudemire of the Knicks. Hard to disagree. Except maybe Carmelo Anthony. As a Mets fan since 1962, let me tell you — it is … Continue reading

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Thread: Obama and Christie FTW.

1. If you haven’t watched the Frontline 2-hour election special, the rest of this might not make much sense. It’s really worth watching. 2. I just caught up on the politics of the day. I didn’t want to, but then … Continue reading

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Thread: I’m looking for pointers to a Google Maps API overview.

I’ve used little scraps of time during the hurricane to experiment with the Google Maps API. http://googlemapstest.blorkmark.com/ I hope to simplify it so that people can set up a map in the OPML Editor outliner, by entering a list of … Continue reading

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Thread: Hurricane status report.

I’m getting tweets and emails from friends outside NY asking if everything is okay. 1. Thanks! The concern is much appreciated. 2. Everything is good. Power is on. No one hurt. Exhausted. Happy to be safe. 3. Three trees fell … Continue reading

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Thread: This is what climate change looks like.

To partisans: The issue isn’t whether Romney wanted to kill FEMA, it’s that we’re having an election without climate change as an issue. It should be the dominant issue. As usual, people want to blame the leaders, but we get … Continue reading

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Worknote: Distributed menus.

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Thread: NYT River Overhaul.

A few weeks ago the NY Times firehose feed broke. I emailed with a friend at the Times, and we were able to get it working again. But the new version of the firehose is a mere trickle compared to … Continue reading

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