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Population Growth in NOLA

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Continuing my Twitter focus on my trip to New Orleans I saw this great bit of news on growth statistics. Apparently the two fastest growing county populations in the US are St. Bernard’s and Orleans parishes. Check out Episode 141 for my take on visiting New Orleans (go, spend your money and have a good […]

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Does Daylight Savings Time Help?

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Not according to a study conducted at the University of California-Santa Barbara and reported recently in the Wall Street Journal. The prevailing wisdom of Daylight Savings Time is that having more time in the afternoon with sun means we’ll leave the lights off longer. That might be true, but it also happens to mean we […]

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Can Cell Phones Predict Traffic?

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That’s the question Nokia set out to find the answer to yesterday. They equipped 100 students with GPS and software equipped Nokia phones and had them drive a 10 mile stretch of road all day. The data was sent back to a central server to analysis traffic patterns. Nokia hopes to be able to create […]

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The Geography of Recession

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The Economist has an interesting article about the geography of recession. As they call it in the article, the ‘R’ word is being bandied about more and more in the US, but we tend to examine it as a country wide phenomena. The article points out that these things happen in a much more localized […]

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Regional Pizza Styles

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Anyone who’s been an avid pizza eater in the US knows there is a great deal of variation across the country on pizza. Most people know the difference between Chicago Deep Dish and New York style, but could you pick a New Haven style pie out of a lineup? Neither can I. Luckily for us […]

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Highlighting a few geospatial podcasts

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I am, as usual, a bit behind on the blogs and podcasts. But as I am catching up (aka procrastinating writing) I wanted to highlight a couple of podcasts that have come out recently. Directions Podcast (Jan 17) – focuses on Agile development ESRI Speaker Series (Jan 16) – Interview with authors of Placing History

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US Party Conventions

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With the 2008 Presidential season in full swing, I thought I’d take a moment to post a couple of links to how all of this works. I know it can be rather confusing for people in the US as to the delegate system for picking the two parties candidates, so it has to be downright […]

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Tools for Eating Locally

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It’s a new year with the requisite resolutions! Being that “eating healthy” is a common resolution (and a personal one for both Barb and I), I thought this link listing a few tools for eating locally might be of interest to our readers. Often eating healthy means eating fresh, unprocessed foods. Knowing your local growers […]