Today’s Report – January 31st
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Honey Laundering. There was an interesting article on the radio program Life On Earth this week highlighting this eight-part investigative report by Andrew Schneider. Basically, Schneider discovered that imported honey — about 2/3 of the honey consumed in the US — is quite likely to be “trans-shipped” […]
Today’s Report – January 30th
NY Times: Obama’s New Chef Skewers School Lunches. This is a very good sign. Here’s his thoughts about the National School Lunch Program which provides breakfast and lunch for 28 million kids a day, including every single child in the Cleveland School District.
There are a couple major repercussions of [the National School […]
Today’s Report – January 29th
Cleveland Magazine: Med-Mart Free For All. Very nice roundup of the various reactions and comments to the Medical Mart / Convention Center decision. The best item linked here is all the sputtering by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, whose desires were totally rejected. Obviously the Mall site is the correct one (and I believe […]
Today’s Report – January 28th
Tech Report – January 28th
Dell: Latitude XT2 Docs and Specs.
Update: Looks like they’ve pulled the page down for the time being. Nothing really earth shattering there, but at least the new machine uses a standard Intel chipset. The ATI X1250 chipset on the XT is horrible. Project Virtual Reality Check. “Project Virtual […]
Today’s Report – January 27th
The ALA gave out their 2009 literary awards yesterday. Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book won the Newberry. Quite a change from last year’s winner. Maybe the ALA’s been reading their press? Anyway, I was happy to see that a majority of the Newberry and Printz […]
Today’s Report – January 26th
New York Review of Books: Google and the Future of Books. A relatively thoughtful piece about the sea change that’s going to occur once Google does reach their stated goal: to scan and make available the information from all books. Won’t they have some sort of “monopoly” on “knowledge”? How do traditional libraries […]
Tech Report – January 26th
Heise Security: A Single Overwrite Will Do It. It’s been conclusively proven that overwriting the data on a hard drive just once will make it impossible to recover. Now how to convince our security guys that this is true? I’m sure they have an order in for one of these.
Today’s Report – January 25th
Onion: Area Teen Up to Something. Slate: More about Heroes and Cowards. Slate: Cooking Their Books. Is it possible to recreate restaurant meals at home? Not really very well. And especially if the recipes aren’t actually the ones used in the restaurant. GreenCityBlueLake: City Chickens. […]
Today’s Report – January 24th
NY Times: This has got to be the best article ever in the Times. (via Scalzi) YouTube: An Engineer’s Guide to Cats. It’s got cat yodeling! Cleveland.Com City Council Blog: Chickens, bees, police deployment and $24 million in neighborhood rehab funds: The week ahead at City Council. Apparently the […]