By which I mean: they don't understand basic principles of operating a motor vehicle.This has been a painful realization for me. For most of my life, most bad drivers were people who either knew the ...cont’d
Responding to Ryan Avent on the subject of cars, pedestrians, and cyclists, Patrick tosses out this old chestnut:but the roads for bikes wouldn't exist without the carsWhich prompted me to reply:
If this is the ...cont’d
Yesterday saw a dad with trailer in tow on the sidewalk (presumably b/c the bike lane is “unsafe” i.e. near cars). I’m thinking to myself: “drivers won’t be looking for him and they sure won’t ...cont’d
Which occasioned me to reflect that this year is my twenty year high school reunion.
The year I graduated from college:
The big summer movies were Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, the first Batman ...cont’d
The shocking thing about the non-profit biz is that we have to fight the same battles as for-profit businesses, but with both hands tied behind the back.
Imagine trying to run a business where you ...cont’d
Crossposted from the new Mercy Corps Blog.
In a recent New Yorker article, Malcolm Gladwell wonders why more basketball teams don’t employ a full-court press. Instead of dropping back to your own net and defending, ...cont’d
We just launched the redesign of MercyCorps.org. Like half an hour ago. I've been itching for this change since I started ... 18 months. The project has been in the works since last summer. We've ...cont’d
“I do not have liberalism’s confidence in government activism, I do
not share its collectivist instincts, I find its interest groups
— Andrew Sullivan, “Clinging To The Wreckage”
Neither do I, or most of ...cont’d
... because the hardest part of using MySQL is turning it on? Seriously, the only GUI they cared to provide for a production grade database was a single button. This is like making cars easier ...cont’d