News of Interest 070408

Happy Fourth of July. Per MSNBC young people like fancy cars they can’t afford. This causes many of them to remain living with their parents as they choose a hefty car payment over rent. If you’re going to show off a nice car, which nets you attention and status, (whether deserved or not,) wouldn’t that…

News of Interest 062808

As mentioned previously I’ll be participating in the MS Society Colorado Chapter’s 150 mile bike tour this weekend. We’ll ride from Denver to Fort Collins and back in order to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. I won’t be posting anything new, or have my much loved Asus onboard my bike either. That “not posting”…

Dear Ramada Inn Detroit Airport

Yours is a good motel. I haven’t felt compelled to write a letter to a motel since I stayed at the atrocious and dangerous “Dale Downtown Motel” in Colorado Springs.  Anyway I didn’t fear for my life last night, but it’s still an important issue… I stayed at the Romulus Ramada Inn last night in…

SF Connected Bus

Technology on wheels: Select San Francisco’s Muni buses now feature Wi-Fi and touch screen maps noting the schedules of connecting and intersecting lines. I like the idea – and hopefully it will be simple enough for travelers to use and figure out, saving time for both visitors as well as commuters. Some critics say it’s…

Notes in Spanish

My small advanced Spanish language group, which meets weekly, at times tends to flow like a mismatched crowd wave during a baseball game.  We’ve been together for about two years and have a great time together every week poring over history books, heavy grammar, or some weeks just hitting the pinot grigio — but our level of…

Maps for Us

I’ve been happily exploring Maps For Us today. Do you love maps, charts, and diagrams of, well, everything? Of course you do. And so do I. Who doesn’t like to hunker down at the library on a rainy Saturday afternoon poring through old maps. Now expanding on my thrilling hobby, the site Mapsforus.org maps travel…

Eric Durchholz . gameboys

I saw Eric Durchholz’s promo on the Gawker artists list.  Durchholz is a Nashville artist who primarily works in photography and 3D images.  His upcoming show “gameboys” gives homage to the overlooked segment of gamers:  gay guys. For Durchholz, gaming is sexy. He considers himself a hardcore gamer. “I don’t watch much television, nor do I read many books.…

Google Cars

From Gizmodo.com   Some pictures of the Google street fleet.   These Chevy Colbalts’s have 360 cameras mounted on the roof, and will cruise down neighborhoods and arterials while snapping pictures in every direction. So far only primary streets in major cities have been photographed, (with much controversy at first.) Personally I’m all for it. I’m guarded about…

Thanks Beatbox.fm

When plunked in front of the computer I usually listen to XM Radio or some other various internet radio stations.  One I listen to frequently is Beatbox.fm   Not only is this a great techno/dance station out of Buenos Aires, but the staff, (yes this net radio station is staffed), helped track down a song for me after…