14/26 #26in2012 Now the boys get to watch The Chamber of Secrets for their movie night tonight, and mum gets to add this book to her list.
We spent the afternoon in Far Rockaway.
Several communities in the region were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. This one desperately needs our help.
Many residents of Far Rockaway have limited resources in the best of times. Since the storm hit, they have been without power, without heat, and…
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Why Salt Water in the Subway Is So Extremely Dangerous
Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, which bulged into New York Harbor on Monday night, inundated much of lower Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn, and the barrier islands like the Rockaways in Queens. The water got into some of the city’s subway, automobile, and electrical tunnels, and pumping the water out and bringing those tunnels back into working order is going to be a tall order—we’re talking many days or weeks to complete.
What’s the big deal about water getting into subway and electrical tunnels?
By Mario Aguilar
Disney just entered into an agreement to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. The plan is to make Star Wars Episode 7, which is currently slated for release in 2015. And that’s just the beginning. Some fanboys might groan, but if you love Star Wars, this is exciting!
35 seconds of pure awe – NASA timelapse footage of Hurricane Sandy developing, seen from outer space.
In August I worked full time at a start up in San Francisco, a gaming company in the financial District. For reasons I outline at the end of this recollection, I cannot name the company or use the real names of anyone in the office I discuss. I can say that ironically, months before working there, I took a picture of one of their (MANY) ads plastered all over the downtown BART stations, as well as in the trains themselves:
Yeah, I worked for that misleading eyesore. I was offered the job while I was at a coffee shop a few blocks from my new spot in Oakland, maybe not even a week after returning to The Bay from New Orleans. I was approached by a person who runs a contracting “company,” hiring video game testers to work at various game companies. Literally, he walked up to me as I was drinking coffee and doing computery things and asked “Excuse, do you play video games?”
He gave me his contact info and walked away. I turned to Li like “was that for real or was he being an uber creep and hitting on me?” At this point I wish it was the latter and nothing more came of it.
My favourite tree in Stratford (repost) (Taken with Instagram)