Josh Mack blogging at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, and occasionally on; bicycles, politics, Brooklyn, parenting, crafts, and good reading. Currently helping to build a new NYC neighborhood news site - nearsay.com, that celebrates the voices that make our city. Subscribe to the daily newsletter it gives you what you need to know.
Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the usual revolving-door standards on Capitol Hill, a Washington Post analysis shows.
Sastre said. “Today’s stage gave me something more than a victory. I believe that victories are important, but the defeats are even more so, because they teach you a lot. Today’s stage taught me something new about myself that I didn’t know. I am content to have tried, to have fought and to have come back to the race that I like more than any other with motivation.”
So I've yet to get myself one of these iPad thingys but this sure is pretty. Actually it reminds me of feedly which is a "magazine" style feed reader that doesn't, as far as I know, have an iPad app, or pull in links from Twitter and FB. They do share a nifty RSS reader according to Coolhunting's review.The downside is that you have to be online to use it unlike say instapaper and others.
By the way what magazine" are these "magazine" style apps emulating Tennis Week, Popular Mechanics, or New York? I think they most closely resemble the FOB short items, photos.
VeloNews following their live blogging of the Tour de France
The OilDrum reading about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, methane, and the occasionally comment about the end of life as we know it.
Thinking that the portable watermelon cooler that Nima linked to would be a neat stroller for a little alien or my child on Halloween, if I pretended not to know that she is going to be a ballerina or a Wonder Pet.
I'm ready to follow the local historical society, an environmental justice organization or two, perhaps an art-graffiti-watchers association - the possibilities are nearly endless. Imagine allowing background location tracking and notification for some layers. "To see the world through the lenses of my favorite organizations" would be a nice addition to the reasons why people say they use check-in apps.
Yes, friends I am bored here in my hospital room and following links from MetaFilter where I've discovered an item that I felt I had to share with my foodie friends, my "collectors of odd British packaged goods" friends, and well my friends who like to mix their worlds like George did in Seinfeld when he ate a pastrami sandwich under the covers.