I like public policy discussion/thinking/reading. I also like to take tests to see where they put people on their spectra.
I tried (really, I did) to find a list of sucky blog categories. I couldn't. So I'm making my own. Care to help create the list of sucky blogs? Add a comment or contact me. Of the categories I have so far, the "Nothing+Aggregator+Ads" is clearly the worst.
Steps to duplicate:
- Make a blog where you can easily post links
- Read news stories and other blogs and link to them
- repeat step 2
Not to toot my own horn (toot toot) but I love when my observations (echoing Robert Cringely's observations) about Video A la Carte and Google Video ended up proving even mildly valid. In fact, I think I'll just keep making observations in this line and then in 10 years when they finish being true, I will have a beer.
Yesterday we were killing time in Boulder and stumbled upon Art Source International on the web at http://www.rare-maps.com.
It's a relatively nice store, but even more amazing is their website which includes scans of all maps. If I owned a map/print store, this is exactly how it would work: Bricks and Mortar and online - both useful integrated stores.
Also, personally I'm interested in the series of George F. Cram maps of Denver which show the street maps as Denver formed including the streets around my house (supposedly built in 1894). It is currently on 3rd between Bannock and Cherokee, but it's clear that back then there was no such concept of streets in Denver and that manys treet names have changed.
I'm a somewhat notorius procrastinator. Thank goodness Paul Graham has taken up the subject and written about why procrastination isn't really a bad thing, it's just a matter of priorities. And moreover, that if you are "ambitious" then you should avoid doing tasks that pull you away from your important work.
(I think) I want to build a straw bale home.
Prior to that, I want to stay in a hotel of a strawbale home to make sure of the fact...
I asked about strawbale hotels or places that take guests and here was the response:
membership group" which seems to refer to the group referred to on this Ontario Strawbale Building Coalition page and has a Yahoo Group as well
Businessweek is running an article on being Thiry and Broke and, um, it seems awfully weak to me - both the subjects, the reporting, and the general phenomena of people in the U.S. who feel neglected by the economy. It's a story of some young folks who should be yuppies, but instead have floundered through school and failed to get high paying jobs in a reasonable time frame.
It seems that Businessweek found the saddest examples they could find and portrayed them as the normal situation. The profiled students took longer than 4 years to graduate, switched schools/majors mid-stream, went out of state, majored in less practical fields, or all four. That's a great way to increase your debt by 25% to 100% right off the bat. Beyond that, it's clear from the photos that they are living beyond their means: salon-styled-hair, fancy mountain bikes, cars, expensive weddings. These are individuals who are suffering the consequences of their own decisions.