Developer seeks to build a hotel on Supreme Court Justice’s home through eminent domain.
I’m for it. Let the taking over of property begin. Good thing mine’s not worth taking over but you never know.
For those of you who have not heard, the US Supremes decided that if you can make more money in taxes for a town or provide more jobs for local unemployed tradespeople by taking over my property and tearing down my house to build a more expensive one to be sold (hopefully) to someone who will pay more taxes than I do, you can legally do it.
Ah, another brilliant legacy of the Bush years.
CableYoYo looks like a great cable solution. Not too expensive either although not as cheap as velcro wraps, a lot nicer looking.
Dale has posted a fantastic macro of water drops on a plant and spider web although I have no idea of what the other details are and he’s gone off to Yosemite for the weekend (lucky bas…). We’ll have to await his return to find out more but the image had to be posted, it’s that good.
Test Scores Are Up. So Why Isn’t Everybody Cheering?: “Some critics say higher test scores do not mean that children actually learned more.”
(Via NYT > Education.)
Tag subscriptions are a way of using NetNewsWire to track RSS feeds based on key words. This is a killer feature that I never knew about and am just starting to use. You can track del.icio.us or flickr or technorati.
Google Search Cheat Sheet is a nice compilation of ways to better user google for searching.
(Via Daring Fireball Linked List.)
Polaroid-o-nizer is a site and script for taking an image and turning it into… well, this. Cool. Too bad, Polaroid got the site taken down. Dang.
PS: looks like they got in trouble with Polaroid over the name and domain… Stay tuned.
Source: Paul Watson
The Onion 2056
For those of you who do not read The Onion, it’s a poke at almost everything in news tabloid form. This is their poke in what they think will be the future. Great.
(Via What Do I Know – Enjoying.)