March 22, 2004

Places I've Been

Cool map generator for cataloging the places you've been... I guess I've missed out on the great tourist attractions of the American heartland:

create your own personalized map of the USA
or write about it on the open travel guide

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Eric Raymond on an Armed Populace (er, Flock)

The Parable of the Sheep Turns out that ESR is a martial artist too. TKD. But we won't hold that against him. I need to use doclifter, after all...

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March 14, 2004

Rick Steves in "Starsky & Hutch"

I left before the credits finished rolling, but was that Rick Steves in the role as Vince Vaughn's right-hand man?

You be the judge:

Scene from Starsky and Hutch

Scene from Travels in Europe with Rick Steves

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March 11, 2004

Defensive Design for the Web

Looks promising, especially on their Website for the book. I wonder what they say about Help. Guess I'll have to order the damn thing.

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March 10, 2004

Compared to What: Subways

Fakeisthenewreal compares subway maps from different metro areas. Very Tufte.

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March 04, 2004


So this email about a new carjacking scheme is making the rounds.

David covers it well--sure, you need to watch out for flyers, but even more so, you need to watch out for punks with knives.

Like this incident, which took place at the Silicon Valley megamall:

San Jose, CA: A woman thwarted a would-be carjacker at Valley Fair mall Wednesday night, biting his hand and screaming when he attacked her as she loaded her baby into her sport-utility vehicle, police said. More...

What was this guy thinking? Ever hear of what happens to those dumb-asses that mess with bear cubs? Big momma bears stomp their asses, that's what. That protective instinct is in all mommies (and daddies). Good thing this punk didn't try to mess with a dad in the same way--he would've gotten a tire iron stuck up somewhere uncomfortable. Like an eye socket.

Nevertheless, it pays to be in Condition Yellow in those dark parking lots. As they always say, "Be careful out there."

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