posted by schmod
on Jun 22, 2012 -
is a useful browser-based tool for geeks. It's a web page that does all sorts of operations on text, e.g. escape/ unescape, hashing, regexp testing.
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 24, 2009 -
Roads To Riches (or We've Got a Bridge in Brooklyn to Sell You--Seriously)
-- Why investors are clamoring to take over America's highways, bridges, and airports—and why the public should be nervous.--...a slew of Wall Street firms—Goldman, Morgan Stanley, the Carlyle Group, Citigroup, and many others—is piling into infrastructure ... Assets sold now could change hands many times over the next 50 years, with each new buyer feeling increasing pressure to make the deal work financially. It's hardly a stretch to imagine service suffering in such a scenario; already, the record in the U.S. has been spotty. ...
posted by amberglow
on Apr 29, 2007 -
In 1987, Canadian photographer Robin Collyer began documenting houses that aren't houses at all
– they're architecturally-disguised electrical substations, complete with windows, blinds, and bourgeois landscaping.
posted by signal
on Jun 12, 2006 -
It's a bird, it's a plane, It's....Major Power!
Celina Utilities has come up with a comic book superhero whose job it is to keep the power flowing. His arch enemy? Squirrels. Those little tree rats are jumping on his power lines and making life generally difficult for the rest of us. And he's not happy.
There are some little comic strips on this page, and a link to the artist, Dan Davis
, who has a decent resume himself. Via the Wall Street Journal
posted by djspicerack
on Feb 4, 2003 -