oh my god i just found the greatest gif ever
annicka: betelnut:inflightradio: This is truly great. The best part is when it slowly loads for the first time and your mind grasps what is happening. i thought you were probably exaggerating or something, but this is the greatest gif ever.
StimulusWatch 2.0: Interesting items in the Data →
It turns out that the Lake View Towers Residents Association of 4550 N. Claredon, Chicago received, or will receive, $1,831,121 out of the stimulus for housing assistance. I used to live just a few blocks from there, in a building much less nice! Irritating!
See what stimulus money has gone towards in... →
After a lot of long nights, StimulusWatch 2.0 is live and its terrific. It tracks around 70,000 awards, grants and loans that have been given out under the stimulus. It also allows for searching by zipcode and radius, among many other options. For example, see whats been spent in Chicago so far here. Tell you friends!
Ticket back to Chicago
Just bought my return ticket. I get back to Chicago next Friday, 3:30pm. Looking forward to it!
Why friends sometimes begrudginly pay for govt...
Explanation on why I’m looking for a zip code DB in the first place: I’m using different govt data (federal stimulus spending numbers) and the data about where contractors are located, and where the work is being performed, contains so many fractured, incomplete, and irregular entries that its become easier to ignore all address data other then zip code and then rebuild / approximate...
Friends don't let friends pay for govt data →
After a few hours of searching for it, and one aborted effort to write a script to screen-scrape from google maps, I’ve finally found a current US zip-code database. Funny note, the US Postal service charges $2,800 for this same information. Plus their web services are absurdly poorly engineered. F-em
Give Me a Reason Hastily written and recorded...
Thousand and One Words →
Enjoy the photography of Ryan Howard, from the Office
Summon Lovin' →
Mark and Arie have released a new movie called Summon Lovin’ and it is extremely funny and well made. At 6 minutes, 30 seconds its got a far higher laugh a minute ratio than this season of 30 Rock, The Hangover, or any Weird Al album since “Dare to be Stupid”. Check it out!
Here's what burns my biscuit:
annicka: anniehinton: daveholmes: You can’t make a commercial that says “Cheerios is 10% more nutritious than Corn Chex” unless you can back that claim up. You can’t say “More people chose Late Night Doritos in a blind taste test” unless you’ve actually run that blind taste test and more people really chose Late Night Doritos. But you can make a commercial that says “Married gay people will...
Dear Friends and Family (I’ve Got Your...
Escape The Grave! I just finished a new song. ...
1. Free Audiobooks, Lectures and Debates →
Joseph Heath interviewed about his book Flithy Lucre on the economic fallacies of the left and right. Sharp, funny, and not even a little bit pandering. I will read this book as soon as I get back to the US. Found on Rabble.ca