I like many things about the new concepts created for the site of the World Trade Center towers, (nice little site by the way) but I do not think they are being imaginative enough with the high rise buildings. Maybe you can’t be, but I would like to see some structures that are as fanciful as the name “skyscraper”. That being said, I like the Square & Garden concepts best for the structures and the Plaza and Triangle concepts for the use of garden/plaza/park space.
The micro machines shown in these photos are no toys – they are much cooler. They are being shown next to tiny mites to show just how small they are.
HIV muppet causes Republicans across the U.S. to grab their bibles and start condemning them thar bad people with the HIV. They should first try to understand the situation in South Africa. South Africa alone it is estimated that in 2002, 300,000 people will die of AIDS” and “40 percent of women of child-bearing age there are infected with HIV”. Of course if lawmakers gave a damn (read: if this epidemic was in Europe or not concentrated among Africans the racist right might actually care to spend some of their recently insider-traded money to help the situation) there may not be such a desperate situation now.
MoveOn.org has published information on the
President’s Vice-President’s finances. Some things seem a bit shady. There is of course the making of over $36 million in the year 2000 but also the fact that the minimum size of the “accounting irregularities” that occurred while Cheney was CEO was $100,000,000.
[All of the previous links were found at MetaFilter and reposted here as real live content]
After years of promises that the oil refineries built on their land would benefit all the citizens of Escravos, Nigeria but seeing none of those promises come to fruition, hundreds of Nigerian women storm 4 Chevron stations and hold them until more jobs we given to local workers and improvements to the living conditions in nearby villages were made. [Story from Yahoo News]
After reviewing my own stats I am convinced that designing and developing for IE 5 and up and Mozilla 1.0 (5.0) and up is the correct decision. Google’s June browser distribution info further bolsters my view. Their stats on operating systems make me feel like not spending too much time testing for Macs either but for the fact that many of my friends in the “online community” are using them. Plus I do respect Macs a bit more now that OS X is in wider use. From what I have seen it is a huge improvement over all other operating systems out there with the possible exception of XP (I still like XP’s interface much better – but don’t get me started on its layer-over-layer, outdated architecture it still uses)
With that said I am doing some housekeeping and you may notice some minor changes to the Alt Text. You may also notice the similarity between some of my modifications and some that Jason has made. I swear these are mostly coincidental.
I would like to go on record that Mozilla is now my default browser. All I have to say to defend myself is: tabbed browsing is da bomb.
[Web stat images from Google Zeitgeist]
In other news Alt Text and Amazon.com were finally able to put an end to their hostilities. With Amazon’s announcement that it is opening its new web services, essentially allowing developers and site publishers from using Amazon’s data in ways that better fits their needs. This doesn’t erase all past wrongs (especially as far as their patent stances go) but it does go a long way towards opening things up a bit. Plus it is really hard to hate them while admiring their site for so long.