Month: June 2008

I'm Back

I was taking a weekend at a beautiful lake in Northern Michigan the last several days, blissfully unconnected to the world wide web. There was one small TV that I managed to watch a tad of the US Open on, but mostly I water skied, I bathed in the cool…

I'm a Genius

Based on this post, either Char reads my blog or great minds think alike. Either way, I’m feeling pretty good about myself. Seriously though, read her post instead of mine. She has a better breakdown of Luke’s responses as well as some input from City Council members.

Thunder Stolen

So, I was going to make a post on this I-Week article on Pittsburgh as a Start-Up hub. I packed the magazine (which I’m a subscriber to) in my bag and figured I had time, I mean who else is nerdy enough to read Information Week? Turns out, Gary Rosensteel…

Campaign Finance – Vetoed

Here’s the news story. I would like to see some statistics on what portion of Ravenstahl’s Campaign War Chest was obtained from donations that would have been made illegal by this bill. The Post-Gazette pointed out (in nonscientific style) that he gained $299,000 from people/organizations that gave over $10,000 each….

Personal Kraut

Yo Yo Yo, I’m too lazy (and now too pressed for time) to read the news and give you a post about current events, I do have a few personal points: I’ve been invited to participate in the Pittsburgh Men’s Bloggin Society. I’m stoked about the invitation and I highly…

An Additional Note on the Pens

This note is about the Pens age, which continues to baffle me. Some of the ways it baffles me: The Pirates drafted yesterday, they took Jason Alverez in the first round and will likely take 2-4 years to prepare him for the big leagues. He is older then Sydney Crosby…

Silver Linings

Some things that maybe you knew and maybe you didn’t: Wayne Gretzky lost his first Stanley Cup final in his fourth season (Sid’s only in his third) and then proceeded to win the cup 4 of the next 5 years. Lemieux didn’t make his first Stanley Cup Final appearance until…

FINALLY

Ladies and Gentlemen, hold on to your seats… I present a world premier, “City Council News that Has Nothing to Do With Banners, Billboards, Pat Ford, Bodyguards or Hockey Trips.” Bruce Kraus today dropped a mini-bomb on Council, proposing legislation that would allow for “domestic registry of unmarried couples” in…

Scratch My Back with a Hacksaw

Scott Burnside said it as well as it can be said: No matter how this Stanley Cup finals series ends, whenever it ends, this 4-3 Pittsburgh Penguins win, on the road, at 9:57 of the third overtime period, stands as a testament to a team’s courage and hope when many…

Blogging and Privacy

I have taken a rather keen interest in Internet Privacy over the past few months. I’m not a lawyer, but I think it’s an area where there are exciting (and scary) things happening. The latest one to come to my attention is a Pittsburgh story. A local young woman was…