My mood this morning is considerably better than yesterday. Thanks to the friend who spent a couple hours helping to improve it yesterday evening.
Today’s list is pretty simple. A few errands that have to be done, a little work, and then spend some time learning new technology so I can hit a couple more bullet-points in my search for new work. If all goes well, I might update the work website a bit, but I don’t actually expect to get to that today.
- Yesterday, Minnesota has a rare bad air day. Today’s supposed to be better. More from the Daily in Pollution agency deems Twin Cities’ air unsafe. I spent most of the day outside of the metro area where the air was a little better, so it didn’t bother me too much. [daily]
- Joe Huffman (who’s the father of the BoomerShoot, too) proposes The Jews In The Attic Test to decide whether or not to support or oppose a new law. Sounds like a pretty good way to make that decision, and it’s why I oppose most of the laws that are supposed to make us “safer.” [claire]
- Jason talks about The loss of public social space and points to an article that blames it on the Walkman and the cell phone. Jason thinks the loss of interaction is more likely due to the automobile, suburbia, and TV. Me, I wonder if the loss of café-culture (or pub-culture) might not have something to do with it, too. But I really think there are a bunch of things involved, and it’s a loss. [kottke]
- With cell-phones and VOIP, Area Codes Blur Boundaries since you don’t have to have an area-code located anywhere near your actual location. Messes with places like Domino’s which verifies your address based on your phone number so they don’t end up delivering pizzas to people who didn’t actually order them. [wired]
- Suburban Residents fume at side-street rush hour, caused by folks avoiding the gridlocked freeways. Alternative transportation isn’t really a solution, either: Here’s a story of NYC bicycle abuse. During January’s Critical Mass ride in NYC, police arrested bicyclists who were riding in the bike lane. And if you’ve ever tried to ride a bicycle through the suburbs where people are griping about cars on their streets (unless there’s one of the bike trails handy), you’ll find a pretty cold reception, too. [boing boing]