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Entries from July 2008

KIRO 7: I Love You, But Leave Transportation Choices Coalition Alone!

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Sound Transit

I’ve been an off and on financial supporter of TCC for years. (I will admit that I’m “off” at the moment thanks to their inane support of Proposition 1.) Their heart has generally (in the past at least) been in the right place — diversification is inherently a good thing, and the more ways we […]

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Taxes for Highway Funding Plummet: Washington State’s “What Me Worry?” Legislators to Forge Ahead With Overscaled 520

July 27th, 2008 · 6 Comments · 520 Bridge

Regarding the massive new 520 planned north of the existing bridge (massive, yet provides no additional general purpose capacity…) I’ve been agog over how Governor Gregoire and the WSDOT are somehow able get by with using 2006 cost estimates for the project, so here’s another astonishing revelation they’ll no doubt ignore as well. The Wall […]

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Dumb and Dumber: Gregoire and Rossi Debate 520

July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · 520 Bridge

An extremely entertaining news bit appeared on KING 5 last week. Both Rossi and Gregoire mess up royally as they debate what to do about the crumbling 520 bridge. First, pay close attention to what slips out from Rossi at the 1:33 mark: “It’s just going to get worse and worse and worse…we have businesses […]

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Thomas Christopher Knudsen

July 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Cool Stuff

According to Google, this specific text string has never been indexed. Let me (happily) be the first to create such a unique entry. More to come.

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Why IBM and Apple are Poised to Dominate the Edge

July 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Investing

Consider the following; IBM announced back in April that they were working to take the market a breakthrough technology called, “Racetrack Memory.” For those the uninitiated, Racetrack Memory will allow for the storage of vast quantities of data in super-fast chips that make our current hard drive and RAM configurations look like stone knives and […]

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