Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Turn the BQE into a parking lot/park = awesome idea

Turning the existing cantilever into parking makes a ton of sense.


At $500 a month for existing spots in Brooklyn Heights (all of which are full) there is a ton of unmet demand that could be an ongoing revenue source for the parks dept.


https://ny.curbed.com/2019/4/3/18293605/brooklyn-queens-expressway-bjarke-ingels-group-bqp?fbclid=IwAR21Og0is3N0mQf-3TP1XLWdL-1MjRlMeEcSHgLruAmIe5YNo1owVxqFuU0

Friday, March 29, 2019

Biosphere 2

"It’s been 25 years since two people were arrested for an attack on Biosphere 2 - people who had just spent two years inside it. I take a look back at one of science’s stranger moments for the upcoming @nytimes Sunday Review"
- https://nyti.ms/2UYrjvX
https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/1111613952121864199


Really interesting article about "Biosphere 2" the fact they couldn't get it to work (whatever that means) makes this experiment even more important if you ask me (eg we are screwing up Biosphere1 in ways we might never be able to fix)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

America has gone to pot

America has officially lost the plot. Barneys department store has started selling high end pot accessories.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi3-P2jzKLhAhWIt1kKHQbNCEkQFjADegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2F2019-02-11%2Fbarneys-adds-bongs-to-beverly-hills-store-embracing-pot-culture&usg=AOvVaw3k5kSvPBENoakaduZzhtIA

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The B-Side

Jodie and I went to see The B-Side at St Anns last night.

I dont know who is doing the curation for productions there but we've been to see 3 plays there in the last 12 months and they've all been an absolute success.

Its too complicated to encompass what The B-side is like to see, however just to say.....if you ever hear me complain about my life - feel free to knock me on the side of a head with an axe.


We live such sheltered privileged life we couldnt imagine/know a bad day if we tried. I have a feeling i'll be thinking about TB Bee's and Ratler for a while.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

New Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse

Ok so I was all excited to hear that Logitech was finally bringing out a new version of the MX518 mouse.....which means I can finally replace my ancient MX518 that keeps working fine so still my preferred mouse BUT bits of the plastic etc are worn away...... so looks like hell.
- https://amzn.to/2W3o5HG

Ok the new one arrived today and still getting used to it, considering I just disconnected my old mx518 mouse (eg. at least 10 years+ old, couldn't find receipt its that old) this new mouse has some big shoes to fill........and so far im not impressed.



https://amzn.to/2W3o5HG

3 issues ive identified so far.

1/ the cable is much thinner than the old one.......which means it no longer stays fitted into the chase space beneath my G11 keyboard. Not sure if this is a new standard size and they've been like that for years......but basically couldn't discretely hide the wiring like I could with the old one.

2/ you cant actually plug it into the G11 keyboard like you could the old one.....basically it says hub overpowered - I assume some time in the last decade they changed the power specs and this isn't solvable......basically means couldn't discretely hide the wiring like I could with the old one........

3/ and this is my biggest problem-though probably easiest one to fix. Ive always used the assignable thumb keys as scroll up and scroll down........for some reason scroll up and scroll down is not available on the assign feature......like seriously?? who thought that was ok? They got next music track, or next tab.....but not scroll up and down so the only way to scroll is using the wheel??

Ugh.


Update on the scroll issue - see in the comments section below

Thursday, March 14, 2019

LUV investor

I'm @NowWatching CNBC where Captain Jonathan Weeks from Southwest pilots association explaining NO ISSUES with 41,000 $LUV #MAX8 flights.

Grounding these planes is a mistake......but I'm a patient investor- I'll wait.



Sunday, March 10, 2019

Classics

Sometimes the classics......really are the best.



Since I've Been Loving You (Remastered) · Led Zeppelin
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lSJ-0Gl7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lSJ-0Gl7Q