Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BC Will Stop Offering New Students E-Mail Accounts

When I was in college, I had to scratch and claw for an email account. Now, it looks like colleges are going to stop offering them altogether! Man, i feel old.

Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Vid of Week 2008-11-24: Groovy Dancing Girl

I know, off topic, but this video is infectious.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My New Favorite Thing

Got back to from a trip last night and remembered that there had been evening construction on my typical route home. I got in my car, but it was 11:05 PM. The decision had to be made quickly--take the much longer route or risk a frustrating traffic jam? I would have had to wait 7 minutes to learn whether traffic would be a problem. I considered sitting in the parking lot and waiting for the report. Even a 7 minute delay would be better than getting stuck, right?

And then I offers traffic reports via text message. Just text your city code (PHL for Philadelphia in my case) to 87232, and back comes an instant report within seconds. Awesome!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

RIP Crichton

RIP Michael Crichton. You were a brilliant storyteller, though not such a great climatologist. Seriously, comparing environmentalistic hype to Y2K, while laughing off the possibility of drastically dropping housing prices (which has since come true)? My friend Dave sums up his thoughts (which mirror mine) and articulates them better than I have. Oh, and the New York Times had something to say about him as well.