Archive for the ‘society’ Category

When underdogs break the rules

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

This is a great article about how underdogs can win most of the time when they stray from the accepted rules of engagement. Applicable to just about anything.

How David Beats Goliath: When underdogs break the rules


Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I just learned about this project this morning. I like it!

(I guess this was a good candidate for my first twitter tweet.)

This is the NYPD

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

More unnecessary force and an illegal arrest. Many officers in the NYPD continue to work of control and above the law.

Check out their use of pepper spray and especially how they deal with a bystander yelling during last week’s New School building occupation:

If you were living under a rock last year, here is the video of a bicyclist being thrown from his bike that got mainstream media coverage:

Stewart Brand on Gavin Newsom’s sustainable cities talk

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom gave a seminar for The Long Now Foundation entitled “Cities and Time”. If you live in San Francisco or are interested in Cities going “Green”, check out Stewart Brand‘s summary of the talk: Mayor Gavin Newsom, “Cities and Time”.

It’s interesting to read about some of the things the mayor would like to see happen in San Francisco. Of course, he won’t be in office to make good on his desires, but these kinds of comments are probably smart if you want to run for Governor of California. ;-)

Forbidden Twitter

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

On most sites I visit, error pages are infrequent. On Twitter, problems are so common the error pages have their own cultural currency. Sadly, I still regularly hit errors without such soothing imagery:

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