Neighborhood of the week is The Hamlet in Delray Beach.
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The big news around the Hartnett household today isn’t the iPhone, it’s the big move into our new house. The cats are no doubt peeing all over the pristine carpet as I type these very words. Awww.
This is the 12th move in the past decade for me, and the 11th for my wife, so let’s hope this one lasts for more than a few weeks. Next comes my favorite game: Internet access roulette, in which I guess how many days it will take me to overcome the potent combination of poor telecom customer service and my own ineptitude to get my home network back up and running. I’m thinking three days. Posting will be light to nonexistent in the meantime.
Colleague Will Sullivan does the Q&A thing over at the Innovation in College Media blog, and reveals that he currently subscribes to 986 RSS feeds, which is TOTALLY INSANE. And to think Scoble gets all the attention for his paltry 622 subscriptions. Seriously, though, if Will tops 1,000 feeds I’m going to kidnap the guy and ship him off to some sort of sensory-deprivation rehab in the desert.
Put this in your Philosophy 101 pipe and smoke it: If bandwidth at your office is so choked by co-workers watching Possessed Demon Cat on YouTube and bidding on Bob Dylan memorabilia on eBay that normally fast-loading web sites time out or are rendered as unstyled HTML, and even the site that tests your bandwidth fails to load, are you even connected to the Internet at all?
More importantly, should you just pack it in and head home, where you can enjoy the relatively blazing speed of your middling DSL connection over your wireless network? Or, should you just move to Japan, where the median Internet download speed is allegedly 61 megabits per second? (Link via Lost Remote)
What an extraordinary week it’s been for strange news on the cops beat ’round my way. Consider the following five stories from Paul Quinlan, The Post’s new St. Lucie County cops reporter, and Allyson Bird, who just left the same job and now works in the north Palm Beach County office.
First 787 leaving the assembly line and heading into the paint shop. More pictures from Charles Conklin via the Airliners.net forums after the jump. And, if you’re really, really interested, stay bang up to date on all things 787 at flightblogger.
Sick of working for Da Man? Thinking about striking out on your own, but afraid of the risk? The Census Bureau has a bit of inspiration for you: ‘Lone Wolves’ Boost Nonemployer Businesses Past 20 Million. An average of 2,356 people took their job and shoved it every day in 2005, going into business for themselves and, in the process, raising the number firms without a payroll to 20.4 million. Excellent though that fact may be, I primarily was just looking for an excuse to post a picture from Office Space. Enjoy.
Ever wanted to make your own sweet hurricane-tracking web site, like Stormpulse? Ha! Best get started studying up on Python, MySQL, Apache, FreeBSD, etc. in that case. But if you can settle for simply reading how the people actually behind a hurricane-tracking web site did it, check out the latest post on the Stormpulse blog: The Startup Saga, Part I: Weather information is free?