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Fake makes Hunch real

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Over on Twitter, Jemima Kiss pointed to her Guardian post about Caterina Fake’s blog announcement that she’ll be joining New York-based Hunch as Chief Product Officer.  Cool — and good on her! What’s interesting, for everyone who has been wondering whether a move away from the Bay Area is in the cards for Caterina and […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/28/2008 (p.m.)

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Old vs. New: Extreme Edition | weeasssuburb Dan Bertolet of Seattle-based blog “Huge ass city” spent some time visiting Medfield, Massachusetts (where I gather he was raised). He temporarily renamed his blog “Wee ass suburb.” This particular entry looks at two houses — one, the Dwight-Derby house from 1621, the other a 2005 “Extreme Makeover” […]

Image stealing, but the girl can’t help herself…

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Ok, so I’m not supposed to “rip” images from directly, but this one is so great, it would be a shame just to point to it: Isn’t that a beauty? (I mean everything: the cars, the photo, the framing of the shot…)  It’s by  Maple Musketeer, and the shot is from this page. Note, […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/24/2008 (a.m.)

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

A Concrete Fix to Global Warming (MIT Technology Review) A company in Nova Scotia says it has developed a process by which manufacturers of precast concrete products can store 60Ts of CO2 in every 1000Ts of concrete product. This would be factory carbon dioxide (produced by heating the plant, running the machinery, etc.), which would […]

Friday colloquium at UVic, Computer Science Dept.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m definitely going to this.  Brick & mortar metropolises aren’t the only kind that interest me…! D E P A R T M E N T   O F   C O M P U T E R    S C I E N C E    C O L L O Q U I U […]

Douglas Magazine in Victoria: letter to the editor

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I bought a copy of Douglas Magazine yesterday — it’s a slim publication, but full of interesting articles relating to Victoria’s economy.  Too bad it’s not online, but maybe one day? The current July/August issue includes a useful article by Dan Gunn, “Growing the tech talent pool,” which made me want to write a letter […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/20/2008 (p.m.)

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Computer says get a life – and we have | Simon Jenkins – Times Online – Annotated Simon Jenkins ponders the seeming paradox that while music cd/ record sales plummet and prices for individual recordings drop as well, live concerts sell out at premium prices. He ponders other, related phenomena, too — readings by writers, […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/20/2008 (a.m.)

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

A design-savvy city defined, by Knute Berger (Crosscut Seattle) – Annotated For future reference: Berger’s article about a report by architectural firm RMJM, which identifies America’s top 10 best-designed cities. His article focuses on the aspect of heritage preservation, which factors into RMJM’s weighting and criteria, and he notes that Portland seems to beat out […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/19/2008 (p.m.)

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

The Bellows » How Good is Houston? Ryan Avent of “The Bellows” critiques Ed Glaeser’s piece for the New York Sun, which, according to The Bellows, is riddled with errors and is undermined by Glaeser’s own research. Glaeser’s neo-con thesis in the NY Sun article is that Houston is middle-class-friendlier and somehow more affordable due […]

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