Thursday, June 26, 2008

Re Underground House at Cool Tools

Actually, the story is cool and the potential is awesome -- fascist housing codes be damned.

But not even Underground House Cat can live with exposed insulation and wall studs. If dry wall's too much, at least put up some plywood with some spray paint on it. Or some used trailer home wood paneling. Something.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You get what you pay for

I was never entirely impressed by Free Money Finance. But other financial sites like Lifehacker and Get Rich Slowly etc. had linked to them a few times, so I figured I might as well go to the source.

I don't know what the lifestyle of FMF is, but its not like mine or anyone I know. As a result, the advice they often forwarded along that they thought was great really wasn't applicable to the majority of people. It always seemed to work most well for those who already had fairly easy-to-manage lives, who in my mind are not the top demographic of people who could use help with money management.

Either FMF has the sort of life with wide open possibilities for saving money (e.g., having lots of free time to implement any number of projects) such that the advice they (can and do) use is just extra sugar in the already sweet frosting... or they will end up flat on their face in a few years.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Boing Boing: Canadian download store has 50,000 DRM-free MP3s for sale -- UPDATED

BoingBoing is reporting that despite a CBC story that offers DRM-free MP3 downloads, they aren't available at all and even block Mac users because of incompatibility with FairPlay. Well, this is half true.

As I said in an email to Cory Doctorow (via his website), the issue is that Puretunes offers up a different store depending on whether you connect from America or from Canada. From America, you get a WMA-only store. From Canada (say, via a Canada proxy like, you get a different store that offers MP3 alongside WMA.

Wish I knew of a single reliable way to get the attention of BB editors. Despite all their vaulting of Web 2.0, their ivory-tower blog is extremely community-unfriendly.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

WSDOT - 2007 News - I-5 HOV Ramps in Federal Way Quickly Gain Fans in First Year of Service

They forgot to mention that the HOV ramp only leads directly into the transit center for buses. Other vehicles have to turn right, then weave across traffic quickly to take a left at 316th., then another left into the center. There's no sensible reason why cars shouldn't be able to head straight into the east entrance of the center, but they can't.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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