'let's hear it for...' Archive

can haz liberry!

10 November 2009, 8:20 am
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I didn’t make it to the opening ceremonies of the newly-renovated Cambridge Main Library but I did join the slightly dazed after-work throng milling around the spacious and welcoming environment toward the end of the library’s first full day. (I left with 6 books, which seemed to make me a bit of a lightweight.) The […]

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omg omg omg omg

22 November 2008, 11:38 am
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YES! DIE, DST, DIE!
I knew there was a reason I voted for that man.
Goodness knows, I have no problem with using energy consumption as the axe to grind DST away on. But I would also love to see more attention paid to accident rates in the month after each switch, and an assessment of […]

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broadway bicycle school

21 November 2008, 8:32 am
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Not the bike shop I usually go to, but when an out-of-true wheel swiftly devolved into a totally unridable state, Broadway Bicycle School was fortunately in carrying distance, so that’s where I went.
The parts and labor seemedto add up to a little more than I would have expected, but holy crap, they did such an […]

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kudos

28 September 2008, 8:38 am
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Let’s hear it for. . .
eMusic
I have long been a booster of eMusic, which I think is the best legal digital music service for independent label releases. But my customer service interactions with them were only so-so, and they had a terrible rep in the music fora I frequented. It looks like they’re trying to turn […]

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Green Green Cabs of Somerville

29 November 2007, 8:15 am
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Yesterday I saw a hybrid cab operated by the Green Cab Association of Somerville. This is apparently old news, but I’d somehow missed it. I think it’s a great idea — the combination of high use and mostly in-town driving seems like an excellent match for hybrid engines.
My wunnerful girlfriend and I are sort of […]

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DRM done right; repetetive kudos

13 November 2007, 7:35 pm
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I read a very convincing review of Pragmatic Press’s Prototype and script.aculo.us and decided to buy a copy. The shopping cart defaulted to the physical book and the PDF. This gave me some real pause. I find it very useful to have a physical book that doesn’t take up monitor space. On the other […]

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right before you get crushed

5 October 2007, 2:16 pm
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I’ve been really enjoying the logo and branding re-design critiques at Brand New, well, pretty much since it launched.
I’m surprised (and delighted) by just how partisan today’s entry on the RNC’s pachyderm is.
If I weren’t more disenchanted with the Green Party, I’d suggest that maybe it could be the “mouse that roared.”

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financial foolhardiness

19 September 2007, 8:51 am
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In increasing order of magnitude:

Yesterday I gave a busker a couple bucks for the first time since moving to MA. Why? He ‘d just played Lou Reed’s “Romeo Had Juliette,” from New York — certainly not my favorite Reed solo tune, but maybe my favorite Reed solo album — and got enough of the words […]

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