August 29, 2008

Ubiquity for Firefox on Vimeo

I'm such a geek. This is so cool.

Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

Environmental Impact and Carbon Footprint Calculator at Low Impact Living

So I calculated my low-impact living and I came in at an index of 41 (the average being 100). I think my impact is even lower since I had to say I lived in a 500sf space (that's the smallest they go).

Calculate your own LILI here.

August 26, 2008

The Greatest City on Earth

Snowy Bleecker Street, NYC

Having been housed in multiple cities from Saigon, Columbus, Ohio, Arlington (VA), Harrisonburg, Alexandria, Brooklyn, Manhattan, a 400 year old medieval village in Umbria, Santa Monica, Dupont Circle in downtown D.C., Pentagon City, and a host of other posts, I'm often attuned to what my cities are saying.

This is an interesting article by Paul Graham that ties in with a recurring conversation I have with friends about Great Cities.

He starts with this:
Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder.

I love that.