Monday, June 21, 2004Cycling around the World!
Mike is going to cycle from Portugal to Vietnam...
posted @ 08:47 AM EST [link]
Friday, June 18, 2004Brasilia
This is a great description of this bizzar-o city of 2 million+ inhabitants (borrowed from wsoccer.com).
Brasília can be as alienating as any city and, unlike most other Brazilian cities, people here seldom stop or smile to acknowledge a fellow human being. Moreover, on some very basic points, Brasília has certainly failed as a planned city. Forty years on, although people are certainly grumbling less about the soullessness of Brasília, no one would dream of comparing it to Paris, London or Rio for nightlife and entertainment. Many officials still arrive for work on Monday and leave for home on Thursday because they find the city either too oppressive or just plain boring at the weekend. At the most basic level, there’s a distinct lack of street-corner bars and ad hoc market places, things which provide a major social hub elsewhere in Brazil. Instead, there are simply vast areas of empty space, massive and anonymous office or hotel blocks.
posted @ 12:44 PM EST [link]
Thursday, June 10, 2004Subway Turnstyle Jumping Not Forbidden...Yet
So to get on the subway in NYC you have to swipe your card though these very jumpable turnstyle gates. And I dont have any problem with that (except for the fact that every journey you take is tracked). What's a regular PitA though is that your 'Unlimited' metrocards can only be used once every 20mins. Until now people getting the 'Just Used' message when they swiped could jump the turnstyle. Even when some undercover police are waiting on the other side (Mostly at the bigger stops, like Times Sq) stop you for fare dodging, you can easily protest. How can you be fare dodging if you have an unlimited metrocard in your possession?
Anyway, MTA want to update the rules to close this loophole. Fine I say, but lets have a solution for when your Metrocard fails!
posted by @ 10:15 AM EST [more..]
Tuesday, June 8, 2004Free Music
KP has written and performed this great track, that you are free to download and enjoy! WonderWoman.mp3 (4.5MB file)
posted @ 12:50 PM EST [link]
Monday, June 7, 2004Wrists and Computers
I am not a doctor. Wrist pain is common among office workers who spend most of the work day in front of the keyboard. It creeps up on you slowly, getting steadily worse over many months or years. The longer left untreated, the worse the pain gets until you reach a point where you are unable to work and need surgery. This page contains some tips about what you can do to avoid these issues.
posted by @ 08:57 AM EST [more..]
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