Warning: “This blogger, because he’s been known to eat french fries, probably contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.”
(In doing a Google image search for something to accompany this post, I ran across another suggestion for a warning label to go on french fries.)
Something worth investigating? In a speech yesterday, I heard the editor of the Tennessean suggest that a newly hired reporter chose to come work at the Tennessean rather than accept a job with the New York Times. Not that resumé spinning is a crime, but isn’t it strange that the NYT is offering jobs to reporters at the same time it is laying them off?
Recovery 2.0 idea: I can’t tell you how many times during the past three weeks I was disappointed that the “block view” for New Orleans was not a part of A9 maps beta.
In the future, having such a building-by-building photo database could be extremely helpful in a Recovery 2.0 scenario.
The wiki-like Google maps mashup at www.scipionus.com combined with a building-by-building viewpoint could provide a unique visual interface for telling individual stories — and for helping those with connections to specific neighborhoods find out what’s taking place there.
Family stories for the ages: On the Keep Cookin’ weblog, we’ve been posting evacuation stories from the now widely dispersed staff of Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine. They make me realize there will be a million such stories that will one day be retold to people’s grandchildren’s grandchildren.
(About KeepCookin: Friends of Louisiana Cookin Magazine.)
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Hyper-local political blogging: My Nashville Metro Councilman (and friend) Chris Whitson resigned from the council today because a new state statute could one day be used to interpret as a “conflict of interest” any work his law firm does on behalf of corporate clients who have any type of contract with the city.
While corrupt Tennessee lawmakers have displayed the need to enact laws like this, it is unfortunate that such actions have the unintended consequence of forcing the resignation of one of the good guys like Chris.