A couple of years ago, it came to my attention that Marlo Stanfield's # is 410-915-0909. The reason this was particularly notable for me was that 410-915, a block of numbers with a storied history, is allocated to Baltimore-Washington Telephone Company (BWTel), where I manage the technical operations. So, I whipped up an audio clip, dropped it on a server, and routed 410-915-0909 to it. Voilà. Marlo was back in business. I told a few friends, then forgot about Marlo for a while.
Last December there was quite a kerfuffle over the lifting of the Pedestrian Street designation (aka "P-Street") on a section of Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square in order to accommodate a McDonalds renovation that is to incorporate increased automobile traffic and a double-wide drive through. (Steven Vance, Lynn Stevens)
In recent months, a number of prominent conservatives have decried US Government loan guarantees to (relatively) early-stage companies in the green power industry. The biggest of these, of course, has been Solyndra. Simultaneously, they attack emissions and fuel efficiency standards on vehicles, power plants, etc. These disingenuous attacks ignore a basic, fundamental truth about the vast majority of modern innovation: it stands on the shoulders of Government-funded research. I know, heresy. The obvious example, of course is the Internet.
While I'm reasonably certain the discussion of spectrum crisis isn't a daily conversation around America's dinner tables, It's certainly a prominent part of my Google Reader feed. Way too prominent, I've begun to think. Almost as bad as rumors of this new cell phone or that new cell phone. Yawn. Then again, maybe this is something we should be looking at differently.
I recently added a variation of my Cowboy Cookies to my arsenal of treats. Inspired by Grandchildren's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Chef Supreme (npr story), they start with my Cowboy Cookie recipe, but substitute as follows:
Welcome. I have finally gotten around to rebuilding this site, based on Drupal 7. (Until Feb. 2012, I used vi to edit a series of html files I strung together with server side includes. Really.) I've tried to retain all content and links. Fingers crossed.