This is harder than it ought to be. Perhaps we ought to have some sort of OPML import that then lets you add people, rather than making you add people and then add the feeds. 43 People subscriptions is the first feed reader I could be bothered with. I’ve tried a few others and always just went back to having a bookmark folder filled with the blogs I read, then I’d open them all in tabs. I like the focus on the person I get from 43 People.
We just released a pretty big update to the new site. Take a look at “tag browsing” from the Hasselhoff page. Click on a tag and refine away. There are also some fixes to profile images. Also, the beginnings of “claim this page” have been put into place.
What is left? Some improvements to the way “contact” this person works, a way to let you meet, describe and tag yourself, web services to get all your data back as xml, and a little game we code named Bozzio. We also basically opened the site up to everybody. Launch or lurch, you decide.
Let us know what you think needs to be done in the next couple weeks. All the robots are getting ready for vacation (Todd to Europe, Bob to Europe, Eric to California, Ivan to hang out with his Slovakian relatives).
Can I share my confusion and questions and see if you all can help me out.
One problem is it doesn’t seem to state what the objective ridership goal is. Can you find the numbers stated in the article?
Is the article saying a 2 train monorail won’t be able to hit those ridership numbers, or just that the trains will be full?
Is the article saying we need to subsidize transit to hit ridership goals?
Why not charge more for the monorail (since it will be crowded) than we do for buses (which are not)?
Is the conclusion of the design commission that we need more money for a bigger monorail, or that the monorail shouldn’t be built, as it will be too crowded?
I’m confused. It seems like the moral of the story is the monorail will be such a success it will be highly utilized, but perhaps not as highly utilized as if it was twice as big (which seems obvious). However, the editorial slant of the Seattle Times and the political agenda of the Seattle bureaucrats make this story hard to tease out.
I challenge you, read this article and tell me what it says to you!
the 43rd District Democrats voted 33-16 to support the shorter plan
the 36th District Democrats voted 15-1 in favor
a heck of an idea from the City Comforts blog – get the Monorail board to promise to resign en masse should the shorter line be approved, thus ridding the board of appointed members and opening the board to elected representatives (throw in commitments from incompetent staff to resign as well and you have yourself a deal!)
Take a listen to the first 30 minutes of this Weekday show with Richard McIver and Dwight Pelz. That’s your choice folks – two people who basically argue that we have all the vision we need as far as transportation goes – we just need to stay the course. 2 monorail haters who don’t even deign to explain to voters why we don’t get what we voted for, but instead will get what our elected officials see fit to provide. 5 separate transit authorities operating in the city, and not a single one of them controlled by the city. That is regional planning for you – no accountability – no solutions – no mass transit. No problem?
I’ll vote for Pelz just because I think it is disgusting that folks try and serve more than 2 terms on the city council. Richard McIver deserves a break from the travails of the city council. And I hope Pelz reaps a whirlwind for his anti-urban regionalism next time he runs.
In honor of Carrick Mundell paying us a visit, we’ll be throwing the doors (ok, the door) open at the Co-op starting around 4 pm. We’ll stand around awkwardly for a while, probably take pictures of each other, stare at our computers, and eventually adjourn to The Elysian for a beer. Any 43 fans are welcome to come meet Carrick, the Robots, and hoist an autumn ale with all of us.
Where: 1205 Pike St, Ste 2F
When: October 5, 2005 , After 4 pm
Then: Beer next door