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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PubCrawl XXXV starts on 11/1 at HiLife (2pm to 12 Midnight)

If you can make it down to Manhattan, please join us for BarCrawl XXXV
on Sat. 11/1 (2pm-11pm) starting @ HiLife (477 Amsterdam @ 83rd St in

Details are at http://www.Knellen. <> com and RSVP to mark at


PS: Also save the date for the RPI Football Tailgate Party at the
Maritime Academy which is across the Throgs Neck Bridge at Kings
Point, Queens on November 15th. It's a 11am tailgate and a 1pm game.
Details at <>

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Metrocard has a new auto-refilling plan

I've always kept a few metrocards because it was a pain to remember how much was on each. When one ran out, I flipped to the other one and bought a new one (reusing them is a pain, too).

Now they have a refilling program. It lets me go down to 1 metro card and I do not have to carry the special credit card that I use to refill it. Details are at

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What is an unconference?

Scripting News Annex: "The idea for an unconference came while sitting in the audience of a panel discussion at a conference, waiting for someone to say something intelligent, or not self-serving, or not mind-numbingly boring. The idea came while listening to someone drone endlessly through PowerPoint slides, nodding off, or (in later years) checking email, or posting something to my blog, wondering if it had to be so mind-numbingly boring." [more]:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Political joke

"While walking down the street one day a US senator (no one in particular) is tragically hit by a truck and dies..." (more)

NYC's Legendary Bars - GrandLife

We're partial to a bunch of old NY bars: Fanelli, Ear Inn, White Horse Tavern, McSorley’s, Pete’s Tavern, Old Town Bar, Keens, PJClarke's. For a description of each, please see GrandLife - New York City Dining & Nightlife Features, another good list is on Time Out.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Swimming gold medal

From the US Team Swimming relay
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

AP: NYC National Debt Clock runs out of digits

NEW YORK - In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure.

As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure — the "1" in $10 trillion. It's marking the federal government's current debt at about $10.2 trillion.

The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.

The late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt.

Online version: National Debt Clock

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Floating the Apple

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

View from the Overlook

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