EppsNet Archive: New York

The Canyon of Heroes


So it turns out that the Canyon of Heroes is not what I thought it was, i.e., a name for lady parts . . . Read more →

Twitter: 2009-07-14


On runway in Buffalo. Delayed by wind. Will miss connection to LA. # Read more →

Microblog: 2009-04-02


prefuse gallery: http://prefuse.org/gallery/ # Processing gallery: http://processing.org/exhibition/index.html # Wordscapes: http://www.typotopo.com/wordscapes/ # RT @GLHoffman: NYC cabbie turns to passenger, after they both see huge crane fall off a building. “Fricking cranes.” # RT @Ben373: “Sh*t happens – when you’re around as*holes. ” Old truism from my dad. # Read more →

Heath Ledger, 1979-2008


NEW YORK — Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower Manhattan apartment, the New York Police Department said. — CNN.com Possible drug overdose, possible suicide! Oh dear . . . another blow to the theory that being rich and/or famous is the ticket to happiness. I think most famous actors — not all, obviously — are convinced that they can do things that nobody else can do, that they’re not cardboard people who are adored for no reason. Tom Cruise, for example, I don’t think will ever commit suicide. Oh well . . . Read more →

It Seems Obvious in Retrospect . . .


. . . but something I just learned is that area codes were originally assigned according to the population density of the city or region, with the lowest numbers going to the most populous areas. Keeping in mind that phones in those days had rotary dials, and higher numbers therefore took longer to dial, the thinking was that areas with the most people should be the easiest to call. That’s why New York City got area code 212, Chicago got 312, Los Angeles got 213, etc. (Zero actually counts as a high number — a 10, essentially — because it takes the longest to dial.) Conversely, the area code for the entire state of Alaska was (and still is) 907. Read more →



As time goes on, we will naturally start to forget what happened on September 11, 2001 . . . Read more →

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