- Lisa's great Great-Uncle Jimmy Heller passed away Thursday at the age of 96. We spent the morning at the funeral and burial. He was a nice guy and made me feel very welcome as a member in the family.
- Sailor was sick Thursday night. In between walks outside I rewrote my ibm.com homepage history in screen shots page to add a little more "history" around each version of www.ibm.com.
- Ten years ago was Superbowl XXXII, here's my recap of my sole Superbowl experience: Superbowl XXXII.
- If you have an x.509 key and use OpenID (or know what OpenID is), drop me a note. I am building a simple service that ties the two together and want to get some feedback.
- Frisket and Sailor's sixth birthday was yesterday. We threw a party in their honor Friday night (ok, the party was for other reasons, but their birthday was the cover story). They have spent the weekend lounging around.
- My guess: NYG by 9, 26–17 (3TDs, 1FG, 1 Safety).
The anarcho-syndicalist digital networking group NextNY is throwing a birthday party for itself tomorrow night at the Antarctica Bar (287 Hudson, x-street Spring). If you're in NYC and want to meet/greet people doing cutting edge digital activities in NYC, come!
I have nothing else interesting to say.
Well, except that I mean anarcho-syndicalist in the Monty Python sense of the phrase.
I've got a lot of travel coming up, just a warning to those readers in the following cities:
- 1 March 2008: LGA–MCO
- 2 March 2008: MCO-DFW-SAN
- 2–6 March 2008: in San Diego for the O’Reilly etech conference
- 6 March 2008: SAN–DFW–AUS
- 6–10 March 2008: In Austin, TX for SXSW
- 10 March 2008: AUS–RDU–LGA
- 13 March 2008: Brooklyn–Cambridge via I–95/I–395/I–90
- 13–16 March 2008: Cambridge, MA for no particular reason
I’m also looking at driving out to Chicago, IL some time in April or May but haven’t really planned anything yet.
This is the eastern pier of the Manhattan Bridge. You don't hear or read too much about the Manhattan Bridge unless you live in NYC, it's the ugly step-sister (brother? what's the gender of a bridge?) of the Brooklyn Bridge which is maybe 1000 feet to the south.
Lately I've come around to marvelling at the Manhattan Bridge, it's elegant in its own way. It carries four subway lines on its four tracks (two inbound, two outbound). Its upper decks have two lanes of traffic in and outbound, and it has a middle lower deck which is reversed depending on the time of day.
It doesn't have the elegant cable pattern of the Brooklyn Bridge, and it's not quite as storied as the Williamsburgh bridge which is maybe a mile north.
Yet it's quite impressive. I think it's longer than the Brooklyn Bridge. It seems bulkier. It's in the midst of a 30 year upgrade project (in the late 1990s this included shutting down the subway lines over the bridge for a period of time. In retrospect it was not the brightest idea to place the subway tracks on the outside of the bridge, leading to interesting torquing problems).