November 2003


York Street Station, Dumbo,  #

York Street Station, Dumbo, Brooklyn.
Last stop before Manhattan. Vigilant eyes monitor the tunnel entrance. Sometimes.

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I wrote a story for the NYT's Circuits section about some personal cell phone trauma that, as of this moment, is still continuing: 'Portable' Number, Just Out of Reach. I'm trying to get the number from my old Sprint phone transferred over to my new T-Mobile phone, a maneuver that became possible on Monday thanks to new rules. So far this exquisitely automated process has taken 2.5 days.

About the accompanying photo: Yes, my old phone really is that big and ugly. No, those are not my hands.


Times Square, Manhattan  #

Times Square, Manhattan.
These were taken with my new phone, which can also receive e-mail. Send it a message describing your current geographic location. Be specific.

Idea stolen from gmtPlus9.

Update: Thanks for playing. Some responses:

Malmo, Sweden ... kerala, india - in an office building ... the east side of Des Moines, IA. ... San Francisco, CA at lat: 37.773582 long: -122.423224 ... Its halv past nine in the evening here in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... 40∞ 50' 48" , -73∞ 55' 14" ... upper montclair, new jersey, 07043 ... sitting in my apartment, on thompson and spring. ... first floor of a house at 2** kenwood ave catonsville, md 21228 ... DECL=+50 and DECL=+60, RA=23h and RA=3h. ... In the philosophy department lounge at the University of Chicago, Illinois. ... tucson, az, in my apartment. this is what you meant, right? ... I'm in my office on the fourth floor of 3** Fifth Avenue, NYC, between 31st and 32nd Streets ... at work in the Fisher's Landing area, on the east side of town, Vancouver, WA ... Houston, Texas ... Manila! ... my crappy cubicle, in my crappy office. canal/hudson. tribeca. manhattan. new york city. new york state. united states. world. ... 40d 41m 10.925s N, 73d 58m 31.206s W, 2nd floor. ... Estoril, Cascais, Portugal, Europe. =) hi! ... singapore, off the tip of the malaysian peninsula. University Road, just on the outskirts of the city area. ... rio de janeiro, brazil ... Pittsburgh, PA. ... boston, massachusetts ... Roma, Italy, Europe. At my home listening music. ... St. Louis, Missouri, USA. southwest city, near the intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and River Des Peres Blvd. ... Dallas! ... 11** Hotz Ave Iowa City, Iowa ... In a building, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia, Earth. ... very snowy and cold. (minneapolis) ... Six floors above Charles Village, Baltimore. ... Vancouver Washington USA ... Harcourt road, Redland, Bristol, UK. It's raining here as well. ... Room 4056, Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Horribly hungover. ... Oroville, California. west coast of United States. two hours from Sacremento. The planet earth. The gallexy milky way ... I am in New Iberia, LA. In my house. In my bed.


Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Fish Market, Upper West Side, Manhattan  #

Brooklyn Bridge and Fulton Fish Market, Manhattan.

Upper West Side, Manhattan.

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This weblog is three years old today. Thanks for visiting.


Park Slope  #

Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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How to watch TV. "Television is a personal, intimate medium." "Pay close attention to HBO." Via TMFTML.


Dumbo, Brooklyn  #

Dumbo, Brooklyn.
A good place to walk in the middle of the street. See also 2.27.2002.

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Speaking of walking: Morning News editor hikes the length of Manhattan, gets lost.

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November 24 is National Cell Phone Number Liberation Day. I'm planning to switch my old number to a new carrier on that day and write a story about how it goes. If you're also making the switch on the 24th and would like to help out with the story, please drop me a note. Also please pass this request along to anyone you know who has been itching to switch. Thanks.


Park Slope, Brooklyn  #

Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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From the security policy of Ribbands Explosives, "a leading company in explosives engineering and technology," based in Norfolk, U.K.:

Please do not send us e-mail asking how to make better pipe bombs, or how best to dispose of your mother-in-law. This does happen and is always reported to either the UK, or your local, Police.

See also Employment opportunities


Sunset Park, Brooklyn  #

Exploring the Hong Kong Supermarket in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

That's no good for me. Can we make it 3:19 instead?

See also 10.15.2002.


New York signs  #

Lower East Side, Manhattan.

East Village, Manhattan.

Chelsea, Manhattan.

Park Slope, Brooklyn.
See also Template Gothic.

Near the Holland Tunnel entrance, Manhattan.

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14 to 42: New York City Signs. Massive amounts of arcane research here.


Fire spinner, Prospect Heights,  #

Fire spinner, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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New from Google Labs: Google Deskbar. "Enables you to search with Google from any application without lifting your fingers from the keyboard." PC-only, sadly.


Williamsburgh (sic) Bank Building,  #

Williamsburgh (sic) Bank Building, Brooklyn.
Check out the cathedral-esque HSBC branch inside. (No photos allowed.)

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Things you may have discovered already:

The "recent referrers" links have returned to the right column of this page because Sean turned his nifty script into a business venture. The service is $10 a year, or free if you can deal with little ads at the bottom. (More on the implications of backlinks.)

Also is back and better than ever, with a collaboratively filtered Top 100 list.

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Mim* is a nice photolog from Tuscany.


Marathoners, First Avenue, Manhattan.  #

Marathoners, First Avenue, Manhattan.
See also 11.04.2002.


Tribeca, Manhattan. Eddie Money  #

Tribeca, Manhattan.
Eddie Money Box Set is an '80s karaoke band. This market niche was begging to be filled. (Pumpkin Man is a karaoke-ist, not a band member.)

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