Monthly Archives: August 2006

rail vs. car (aka people will never give up their cars)

I ran across this interesting article today. This article from a very unlikely source goes to demonstrate what we in the transit community have known for a long time, Americans can and do want an alternative to their cars. This … Continue reading

Posted in environment, sierraclub, transportation | Leave a comment

consequences of a “small-government” administration

The recent accident at Blue Grass Airport in Kentucky is yet another example of a Bush administration that sees no value in government. As a consequence, 49 out of 50 people died. FAA: Tower staffing during plane crash violated rules: … Continue reading

Posted in political | 6 Comments

software list that I am finding useful

Tapestry (http://tapestry.apache.org) Tapestry @ Javaforge (http://howardlewisship.com/tapestry-javaforge/) Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org) plugin repositories AspectJ for 3.2 (http://download.eclipse.org/technology/ajdt/32/update) Webtools (http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates/) Maven 2.0 (http://m2eclipse.codehaus.org/) (8/29/06 – Although for some reason it is not working correctly) Perforce (http://www.perforce.com/downloads/http/p4-wsad/install) Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Updates (http://download.eclipse.org/tptp/updates/) … Continue reading

Posted in amplafi, technical | Leave a comment

a great idea for a ‘post-life’ party (aka funeral)

The BBC ran this article about funeral strippers. Five people have been detained in China for running striptease send-offs at funerals, state media say. The leaders of five striptease troupes were held. The once-common events are held to boost the … Continue reading

Posted in entertainment | Leave a comment

should the Sierra Club support freight railroads?

The Sierra Club was recently approached by Growth Options for the 21th Century, a group that wants to increase federal funding to expand freight railroad capacity. My general feeling is that we should be very wary. The law of unintended … Continue reading

Posted in environment, sierraclub, transportation | 7 Comments

maven 2 …

Maven has really come a long way since maven 1.0 I am using maven on my project and I am pleasantly surprised by the number of options and plugins that are available. Other than the Maven2 plugin for eclipse not … Continue reading

Posted in amplafi, technical | Leave a comment