Skip to content

{ Monthly Archives } December 2007

Free Learning

At 71, Physics Professor is a Web Star Professor Lewin’s videotaped physics lectures, free online on the OpenCourseWare of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have won him devotees across the country and beyond who stuff his e-mail in-box with praise. If the rising tide lifts all boats, I hope that education around the world can […]

Still waiting

I’m getting closer to canceling the cable and just pulling in my TV over-the-air. We’d also start relying on download services and netflix for our entertainment needs. The download services are a particular pet-peeve of mine. This post over at wired explains the chaos that is NBC’s “strategy” for digital downloads. NBC Provides Downloads, Sheer […]

I need this in my car.

Left-Hand-Turn Elimination It seems that sitting in the left lane, engine idling, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear so you can make a left-hand turn, is minutely wasteful — of time and peace of mind, for sure, but also of gas and therefore money. Not a ton of gas and money if we’re talking about […]

Mixed Use

First off, if you haven’t been reading MinnPost, you’re missing a lot of great stories. But, I do have one problem with this (otherwise excellent) story about the troubles facing condo owners and potential owners. There is a lot of discussion given to mixed-use developments, pointing out that lenders are growing wary of these types […]

Things to do when you’re stuck at home nursing a cold

An incomplete list: Catch up on Super Mario Galaxy Search for a lost multi-tool Do the laundry (colors first) Eat some chips and salsa Have some peppermint tea with honey Listen to music Let the dog curl up on your legs Read the new Monocle Try to clear out my newsreader