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{ Monthly Archives } July 2009

46th Street Bridge across I-35W reopens July 31

“46th Street Bridge across I-35W reopens July 31 “ (Via City of Minnepaolis.) Thank goodness! Just in time for commuting to work again…

why didn’t I get an iPhone?

“I’ve reached a point where I can no longer just sit back and watch this. The iPhone ecosystem is toxic, and I can’t participate any more until it is fixed. As people have told me so many times: It’s Apple’s ballgame, and Apple gets to make the rules, and if I don’t like it, I […]

perfect game

even though it’s the hated and despised white sox… mark buerhle pitched a perfect game yesterday. pretty awesome. and check out this catch made by Dewayne Wise to save the game in the ninth

passive house

The Pratt House project is an example of a burgeoning movement in the building industry. With the growing concern over the environment and energy, builders and architects are devising ways to dramatically cut the energy use in people’s homes, for both new construction and retrofits. In the U.S., all buildings represent about half of greenhouse […]

being a pedestrian

it is a minnesota state law that you must yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, correct? actually… Where traffic-control signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall stop to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no […]


“Why American drivers should learn to love the roundabout.” (Via Slate Magazine.) The narrative the author cites is exactly the same story I heard from someone at a recent community meeting here in Minneapolis. The article cites Golden, CO as an example (which I remember everyone professing to hate). I love roundabouts, for all the […]

More to the story

“An Amazon spokesman, Drew Herdener, said in an e-mail message that the books were added to the Kindle store by a company that did not have rights to them, using a self-service function. ‘When we were notified of this by the rights holder, we removed the illegal copies from our systems and from customers’ devices, […]