I (Stephen) have been focused on trying to find a job recently (speaking of which – if anyone's got any freelance or permanent work or knows of anyone who might, I'm interested! [email protected]), so as you can see, posting has dropped off. Adam also hasn't been posting much lately, but, as you may … [Read more...]
Why am I so mean?
In the past week I've been asked twice why, essentially, I have to be so mean: Steven [sic!], I'm struck by how well you couple true insight with meaningless insults that undermine your credibility to those who don't share your point of view. Stephen– I like your work here quite a bit, but I find … [Read more...]
Parking politics in the 1920s and a bleg
While doing research for something totally unrelated, I came across this paper by Asha Weinstein (.pdf) on parking policy in Boston in the 1920s. One of the things she (?) discusses is the political feasibility of charging for the right to park downtown: Despite this general consensus, however, … [Read more...]
A question and a link list
Hey guys, before I start this link list, I wanted to ask: Has anybody had trouble posting comments here with Disqus lately? Either you can't post them, or once you do they disappear? I've gotten two complaints in the last few days, so if you've been experiencing any problems please don't hesitate … [Read more...]
I've always said that some day spammers are going to become so creative in their filler content that it actually becomes better than the median good-faith commenter. Well, that day has finally arrived!From some Romanians spamming for a Bucharest car rental service on two articles on rent … [Read more...]
Happy 250th post!
...okay, so it's not really the 250th post – that passed a few weeks ago, uneventfully. But we did recently pass 100,000 total page views (at least, so says Sitemeter...WordPress seems to think it's more), so I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself and maybe ask you guys for a … [Read more...]