Archive | August, 2010

No Need for Speed: 20’s Plenty for Us

Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Transportation announced plans to experiment with 20 mph zones — replacing the city’s default 30 mph speed limit in one pilot neighborhood. Whoever gets the first 20 mph treatment will see benefits that residents of British cities and towns have become increasingly familiar with in recent […]

Running on Empty « ross:ching

A few months ago, I discovered Matt Logue’s Empty LA photographs. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but every time I was stuck in rush hour all-hour traffic, I found myself thinking, “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared?”What would that scene look like? How would people react? How quickly would the atmosphere […]

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)

Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your relational database instance via a single API call. In addition, Amazon RDS allows you to easily […]

Git for the lazy – Spheriki

Git is a distributed version control system. No, you dont need to know what that means to use this guide. Think of it as a time machine: Subversion or CVS without the cruft.If you make a lot of changes, but decided you made a mistake, this will save your butt.This guide is for people who […]