This is kind of creepy. Yeah, sure, they are trying to make us safer… but I just feel uncomfortable with the thought that everyone’s photo was taken without prior warning.
I’ve been trying to get an interview at Go.com for ages, with no luck. Oh, well. The thing that really annoys me about this is the way the stock price skyrocketed after the layoffs were announced. This always happens — people profiting from others’ misery. I hate the market.
Oh, nooooo! The Pioneer Square pergola was knocked down by an 18-wheeler today. The KOMO-TV site has a photo of the damage. The pergola was historic and beautiful — I can’t believe some jerk who couldn’t drive brought the whole thing down. The corner in question was not a good corner for an 18-wheeler to be taking, anyway; he should have used an alternate route.
There are a lot of weird add-ons to GameBoys — cameras, etc. But this has got to be the oddest one yet. I guess they are trying to make sewing cool, or something like that. It’s actually not quite as freaky as it seems at first glance — the GameBoy stores useful stitch patterns on a cartridge. So in theory, you could get new cartridges with all kinds of new stitch patterns.
Geek History thourgh T-shirts. Very cool. I admit to having way too many t-shirts, because they really are a record of my history. (Not just geek shirts — skating competition shirts, concert shirts, etc.) I can’t bear to throw them out, because each one means something. But they are starting to overflow my closet, and I have a big walk-in closet… that’s a lot of shirts.
Now that the newspaper strike is over, the Union Record has published its final edition. I will be sad to see it go.
Everyone is linking to this, but it’s worth the link, so I’ll jump on the bandwagon, too. Scott McCloud has some interesting thoughts about paying for content on the web.
The monolith was stolen from Magnuson Park, but another unusual item has replaced it.
The Seattle Times strike might be over.
Maybe I’ll get a pair of these. I’ve also seen, recently, shoes with two built-in inline wheels that fold down into the sole of the shoe. Those would be fun, too.