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I lived on Battery Place from 1997-2000. I likely would have stayed, however due to a series of unfortunate events in the Spring of 2000, I ended up putting what I owned into storage while I worked in Sydney on the Olympic Games. On returning I moved in to a short term place on the Upper West Side, and then to Brooklyn Heights.
It was a neat place to live...quiet, close to trains (and work...ibm.com was based out of 55 Broad St from December 1996 through September 2001). I did a lot of work from the balcony of my apartment (this was pre-wireless, pre-DSL days, ah the adventure of running www.ibm.com over a 33k dialup line). The balcony was not a quiet place to work...I was directly opposite the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel exit.
Though billed as a "diet revolution," the high-protein, high-fat, extremely low carbohydrate diet championed by Dr. Robert C. Atkins is hardly revolutionary. It was first promoted in the late 1800's by an English coffin maker and has reappeared periodically in various incarnations, most successfully since the early 1970's by Dr. Atkins, who promoted it with a series of books and a clinic that bear his name.
Does it help people lose weight? Of course it does. [...] Any diet will result in weight loss if it eliminates calories that previously were overconsumed. [...] But in a major report last week, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies emphasized the importance of balance of nutrients, with carbohydrates starches and sugars making up 45 percent to and 65 percent of daily calories and fats, 20 percent to 35 percent. The panel of 21 scientists also urged Americans to keep as low as possible their consumption of saturated fats, the foods Dr. Atkins recommends as his diet's main components.
This notice is very surprising and saddening...I used to read Greene's columns often when I grew up. They were held up as a model of a newspaper column (as were Royko's).
The painters have returned to the house...the theory was that the construction would be completed at the end of August and that we could have Toshi come back and patch the various holes and finish painting the hallway. The construction however continues apace (most of it is complete except for minor fixes and the installation of a bench on the top floor).
Otherwise...I've set up my office, still need to get a filing cabinet. We are holding off on the final telecom work until the construction is completed (hah hah hah hah hah), but seriously...once that phone and network stuff is done then we can unhook all of the temporary network cable strewn throughout the house.
Frisket continues to be...frisky. She met her cousins Dante and Mina of Poughkeepsie over the weekend, pictures should appear any day now (ok, there's one picture, and it's blurry, the digital camera died on the second shot).
Information Visualization (IVS) is a peer-reviewed international journal, launched in March 2002. The journal is published quarterly by Palgrave-Macmillan. The journal has an ambitious goal to serve as a dedicated forum for researchers and practitioners throughout the world on all topics related to information visualization. The journal publishes articles on fundamental research and applications of information visualization, including theories, methodologies, techniques [ia/ - news for information architects]