Doc Searls flew over my former home of Madison, WI last month on the way to Boston, and shot a decent photo of downtown and the University from the plane. I put in a plug for WisCon in the annotations.
Tag Archives: transportation
I got to ride along in a friend’s RV-7A last Sunday, on an afternoon trip to Placerville.
directNIC, a New Orleans ISP, has decided to stay and keep their systems going, even as the Crescent City becomes a giant Wexelblat Disaster. They have diesel, water, food, and bullets. Update: unfortunately, it’s no longer funny. Badgerbag’s reading his recent posts. Really, just scp your customers’ data to new servers and get out of [...]
Kudos to Burt Rutan and his team who made their second flight to 100 km this morning and won the X-Prize.
There’s a staggering amount of money spent on transport projects in the Bay Area, and I’ve been reading Bay Area Transportation News on Yahoo! Groups to keep up. It’s where I learned about the fight over the Transbay Terminal and a developer (and supporter of SF Mayor Gavin Newsom) who’s managing to hold up the [...]
Matt Webb asked about public transit between San Francisco and Santa Cruz for Hypertext 04. Bay Area transit suffers from balkanization (and there’s a mountain range in the way.) You’ll take four segments on three systems to get from SFO to UC Santa Cruz. There’s a BART link from SFO to the Caltrain station in [...]
Watching SpaceShipOne reminded me of a schoolboy crush I had on a rocketplane from the 1960′s. I grew up watching the Apollo flights to the Moon, but when I was able to read and haunt the school library, I learned about the X-15, the rocket-powered space plane NASA flew out of Edwards Air Force Base [...]
I was there. It was amazing. Rutan’s a showman as well as an inventor. Drove all night from Silicon Valley to Mojave to see the flight. Turned around and drove back. I’ll post photos later. I haven’t slept more than half an hour in the past two days, so I must take a nap. Update: [...]
The remains of an Air Force trainer jet in the woods of New Jersey make one hell of a geocache. The jet crashed in the 1960′s (the pilot escaped,) and the Air Force stripped the wreck of its engine and avionics. If you search for it, look out for the guy in the area who [...]
I saw this in the window of the body shop around the corner from me when I was walking over to Dana Street Roasting this morning. My friend Chad has one of them which he keeps garaged in Dearborn.
[ via The Badger ] You’re on a cross country bus. You want to take off your shoes. But you don’t want to unleash the WMDs your feet have become on your fellow travelers. Your dilemma inspires a vivid poem: My feet burn to be free listening to the hail jump ecstatic off the road. [...]
People taking the ACE from the San Joaquin Valley to San Jose will continue to have free wireless internet access. The University of Phoenix will pay for the cost of the service in hopes of attracting potential students to take classes online during the two hour commute. Hopefully they’ll get training for jobs that will [...]
The original Italian Job has a young Michael Caine, who was such a bad-ass when he was young. It’s got the original Mini, really cool cars. And they make those Minis do the coolest things: they fly through the air, dive into sewer tunnels, outfox the polizia and their boxy Fiats. It’s got Nöel Coward! [...]
I went over to his site to re-read his notes on how XSD does not make our lives easier, and learn he has strange car problems involving mice. You’d think that you’d select out all the mice with a propensity to nest around the engine block pretty quickly.