Walk Score: Comparing My New and Old Neighborhoods

Michael Giberson At the Freakonomics blog they mentioned Walk Score, a website that will calculate walk-ability for an address based on number of nearby stores, parks, and other useful places.  They admit that there scoring formula doesn’t get everything, but it did a reasonable job comparing my new address in Lubbock, Texas and my old … More Walk Score: Comparing My New and Old Neighborhoods

Reiham Salam on the Angelheaded Hipsters at Sxsw Interactive

Michael Giberson At The Atlantic‘s business blog, Reiham Salam invokes sci-fi author Vernor Vinge as he contemplates the meaning of what he saw at the SXSW Interactive Festival, but his post put me more in mind of these famous opening lines: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, … More Reiham Salam on the Angelheaded Hipsters at Sxsw Interactive

An Update of Smart Grid Links

Lynne Kiesling I’m cleaning up my huge tracts of open browser tabs, several of which are interesting recent media comments on smart grid developments in the US: This editorial in Nature argues that “[t]he US electricity grid needs to evolve and requires fresh standards of communication”. Increasingly smart grid media and policy are turning to … More An Update of Smart Grid Links