Category Archives: The Current Situation

And the weekend forecast is: heavy torrents of stellar plasma followed by supernova on Sunday.

Weather application interfaces must be a basic problem that all intermediate-level UI-folks have to solve. There’s a wide-range of precise numerical data, but transmuting that data into a quick, non-quantitive “how is it going to feel?” seems difficult to do … Continue reading

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Separated At Birth, Part XX

Pollution in Beijing, 2013 Los Angeles, 2019 (as depicted by Blade Runner in 1982)

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OccupyLA eviction night

LAPD and the mayor announced that 12:01am Monday morning would be the deadline for OccupyLA to clear out of the park surrounding City Hall. We went down there to check it out… More photos on Flickr…

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Ten Years Gone

That compilation of World Trade Center movie clips is missing my favorite one: the ending scene of Sid & Nancy where a possibly already-dead Sid dances with the disco kids. (World Trade Center in Movies has a lot more) Twelve … Continue reading

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Separated At Birth, Part XV

An Egyptian tourist area as photographed by Chris Sisarich: Tobor the Robot from the 1957 film Kronos:

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If It Was My Home

Deepwater Horizon over Glendale.

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Station Fire on the march

Pictures taken over the course of the day.

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Ted Kennedy

In the summer of 1986 my brother got married in Philiadelphia so my sister, my mom, and I all flew out to attend. We had a spare day so we rented a car and drove down to Washington D.C. Surprisingly, … Continue reading

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So what’s in the envelope that Bush left for Obama?

(An exercise in stream of consciousness…) via Boston Globe’s The Big Picture In this handout photo provided by the White House, a folder for U.S. President Barack Obama (the 44th president) is shown, left for him by Former U.S. President … Continue reading

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Yes We Did

It’s difficult not to have a tremendously bitter aftertaste here in California, but I suspect a flurry of lawsuits might just ground everything to a halt. If anything, the world now knows who Howard Ahmanson is and where to shine … Continue reading

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