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  • Technorati
    11/27/2009 8:09PM
    Submitted this blog to technorati. F82AAZKE9KWM ... Read Full Article
  • A Warning About WSSC to Landlords of Empty Properties
    09/30/2009 3:01PM
    As many of you know, I manage and am trying to sell an empty commercial property in Oxon Hill. Recently I realized I had not received a water bill for the property in some time. So I called [WSSC][1] (The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission) to ask about why I hadn't received a bill. I figured this was due to some ... Read Full Article
  • How To Opt Out Of Verizon Info Sharing
    03/09/2009 8:50AM
    If you don't want Verizon to start sharing various bits of your personal info with "affililiates, agents, or parent companies", you must notify them within 45 days. Further details can be had [here.][1] [1]: http://i.gizmodo.com/5166365/free-advice-watch-the-mail-and-opt-out-of-verizon-sharing-your-personal ... Read Full Article
  • Open Source Climate Change Mitigation
    07/21/2008 5:18PM
    Looks like an old idea for fixing excess atmospheric CO2 levels is gaining new life, and may prove to be practical after all: seeding the oceans with treated limestone. Supporters claim this approach would not only increase the ocean's ability to absorb CO2, but fix the PH problem (acidification) created by the i ... Read Full Article
  • IEA Calls For Tight Oil Through 2013
    07/02/2008 9:54AM
    An IEA study released on 1 July says world oil supplies will likely remain stretched with little excess capacity through 2013. This does not bode well for consumer prices, as the cost of energy generally cascades into multiple sectors of the economy; The Wall Street Journal has the details [here][1]. [1]: http:/ ... Read Full Article
  • The Oil Gap Hits The Main Stream
    05/22/2008 2:09PM
    The IEA (the Paris based Independent Energy Agency) is in the middle of an across the board evaluation of the condition of the world's oil fields. The study results won't be released until November, but already, industry insiders and analysts are suggesting that the results may describe a much tighter world oil su ... Read Full Article
  • Excellent article on Mortgage Fraud
    04/10/2007 10:58AM
    As reported by washingtonpost.com: "In some neighborhoods, mortgage fraud became so extensive that it drove up overall home prices. That is what happened in Atlanta. Hill, 50, was convicted last month in what authorities call one of the biggest mortgage-fraud cases in U.S. history. It involved 400 fraudulent ... Read Full Article
  • Contaminated Chesapeake Beaches and Water
    08/03/2006 1:11AM
    More doom and gloom. According to the Washington Post: "Dirty water and contaminated fish in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries pose a public health threat, but spotty monitoring and tourism industry worries can block the public from learning the full picture, health experts say.Millions of people swim, b ... Read Full Article
  • DC Metro Area Needs Rain Badly
    03/31/2006 8:22AM
    The Easter Fire is currently at risk due to dry weather conditions. We need a serious rain. According to the Washington Post: "Today will probably wrap up the most arid March on record locally, said Richard Hitchens, hydrologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore-Washington forecast office in S ... Read Full Article
  • A Bad Omen for the Easter Fire
    03/15/2006 11:38PM
    According to the Washington Post: "Strong winds and dry weather that create prime conditions for fast-spreading wildfires prompted the National Weather Service yesterday to raise a "red flag" warning for a day in Virginia, the District and nearly all Maryland counties.The alert was lifted last night ... Read Full Article
  • Solomons Island Restaurants Destroyed by Fire
    03/15/2006 11:34PM
    According to the Washington Post: "A three-alarm fire fueled by fierce winds battered downtown Solomons Island yesterday, largely destroying two of the island's landmarks, the Lighthouse Inn and Bowen's Inn." You are [read the full article here][1]. [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conten ... Read Full Article
  • Florida Vote Irregularities
    02/24/2006 12:28PM
    As reported on slashdot: *"Having 'successfully sued former Palm Beach County (FL) Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore to get the audit records for the 2004 presidential election,' Black Box Voting reports that the 'internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were ti ... Read Full Article
  • National Harbor Touts Bookings
    02/24/2006 12:22PM
    In an issue that is strangely relevant in my life at the moment: "Advance booking for rooms and convention facilities at Gaylord Hotels' $850 million National Harbor development in Prince George's County, which is scheduled to open in 2008, have surpassed pre-construction contracts signed at its other locatio ... Read Full Article
  • Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!
    02/17/2006 2:09PM
    Lindsey Jacobellis, crashes while hot-dogging a jump in the women's snowboard cross Olympic final.  Evidently, she was way ahead and did some sort of trick on one of the final jumps causing her to crash.  She wasn't able to recover and get back up to speed in time and ended up taking Silver. A good example of ho ... Read Full Article
  • South River and Catfish skin cancer
    01/25/2006 9:57PM
    A very disturbing article from the Washington Post: "Catfish from Maryland's South River have a skin cancer rate as high as any found in the nation and the second-highest liver cancer rate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and both are probably caused by polluted runoff, a study released yesterday says." ... Read Full Article
  • A Warning for Political Bloggers
    11/03/2005 1:29PM
    As reported by Slashdot: *"The Online Freedom of Speech Act was defeated in the House of Representatives yesterday. The Act would have [immunized political bloggers from having to comply with hundreds of pages of FCC rules][1]."* From the article: *"In an acrimonious debate that broke largely along ... Read Full Article
  • Excellent Editorial on the Whole Libby Scandal
    11/01/2005 10:21PM
    As written by E. J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post: 'In his impressive presentation of the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby last week, Patrick Fitzgerald expressed the wish that witnesses had testified when subpoenas were issued in August 2004, and "we would have been here in October 2004 in ... Read Full Article
  • Greatest Day in History
    11/01/2005 11:47AM
    born today: november 1, 1798 Benjamin Lee Guinness, Irish brewer. (submitted by Lance) ... Read Full Article
  • Motley Fool comments on new bankruptcy law.
    10/17/2005 5:24PM
    As discussed at the Motley Fool: "As of today, however, I'd better be careful, since the Orwellian-sounding "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005" is now law. Six months ago, the credit card lobby, consisting of **MBNA** [(NYSE: KRB)][1], **Capital One** [(NYSE: COF)][2], ... Read Full Article
  • NASA and the Great Generation
    09/22/2005 12:58PM
    An interesting article that reflects many things I've been saying for quite some time, but with a more positive spin. I don't necessarily agree with the authors assertion that entrepreneurism is going to better drive the space program but there is a germ of an idea there, albeit naive. Read the full article at [A ... Read Full Article
  • Scotty's dead, Jim.
    07/20/2005 12:16PM
    Sad news as reported by the Washington Post: "LOS ANGELES -- James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85." You can read the rest of ... Read Full Article
  • Power Outage!
    07/17/2005 8:42AM
    We are now experiencing our first commercial power outage in about 1.5 years.  The [Generac LP powered 15Kw][1] standby generator kicked in within 45 seconds and we've been running flawlessly on generator power ever since. No beeping UPS's. (our UPS's can only keep us online for an hour.) No crashed server ... Read Full Article
  • Why isn't this being done in the USA?
    06/28/2005 1:44PM
    According to allheadlinenews.com: **France Wins Bid to Build Test Nuclear Fusion Plant** June 28, 2005 12:46 p.m. EST Matthew Borghese - All Headline News Contributor Moscow, Russia (AHN) - France will get to host the construction of an international project to build a $12 billion nuclear fusion rea ... Read Full Article
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS: ... Read Full Article
  • Blue Angels Flying.
    05/20/2005 12:10AM
    It's that time of year again, the Blue Angels are flying over Annapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week: I don't know if we'll have the [boat][1] put back together in time but we're going to give it a good try. [1]: /300weekender.html ... Read Full Article