Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

A Note About Seattle’s Violent Crime Wave

Police Tape

It’s an unfortunate statement to make, but I’m used to violent crime.

Over the course of my life, I’ve lived in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Seattle. In each of these cases, I lived in what would be considered the “inner-city”, where violent crime was, sadly, a routine occurrence.

This being the case, I think that I should possibly be forgiven for being a bit jaded when it comes to random shootings, stabbings, and the like. It’s not that I take them lightly, it’s that I have always had to put them out of

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Picture of the Day: My Commute

Seattle Ferry & Mt. Rainier

I took this shot on the ride home this afternoon.

Which reminds me …

I’m working on a script which detects California IP addresses, and instead of showing them photos like the one above, it instead pulls an alternate image, such as this one.

Alas, the geolocation IP databases currently in existence are not very accurate, so I cannot yet implement the script live, but someday, I will. Mark my words.

If I can get it working well enough, I may even license it to the other 49 states, and when I do, I’ll be rich. Rich I tell

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Picture of the Day: Piggyback


I’m on a Boat

The Seattle Skyline and The Ferry

I once entertained the thought of moving to Bremerton. It was a fleeting thought, but a thought nonetheless.

The reason the notion crossed my mind wasn’t so much my love for Bremerton, but rather, the idea of commuting by boat. I figured that if I lived in Bremerton, I would have to take the ferry almost every day, and that thought appealed to me.

Think about it … as millions of Western Washington commuters piled into automobiles to sit on Interstate 5, I would kick back, relax, and wave to the sea lions as I made my way from one

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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Well, it’s over. The upgrades are complete, and Seattle Rex is back and badder than ever. Especially the second part.

While most Americans spent the weekend honoring our fallen heroes by eating hamburgers, drinking beer, and sitting in gridlocked traffic, I took the opportunity to upgrade hardware, optimize Apache, and edit DNS zone files.

Site tweaks will continue for another week or so, but the scheduled downtime is over (note that I said “scheduled”).

You’ll be thrilled to know that the entire website now runs entirely from SSD/RAM drives, and even though you probably won’t notice any difference while

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New Photo: The Capitol Hill Subway Station

Capitol Hill Subway Station

Most people call it the “Capitol Hill Light Rail Station”, some call it “The Capitol Hill Link Station”, but I’m not a fan of either of those terms.

I mean, is there a Capitol Hill heavy rail station that I am not aware of?

What is a “Link” anyway?

In my opinion, “Subway” is a universally-recognized, completely accurate term.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, pictured above is the current progress of the new Capitol Hill subway station.

T-4 years and counting …

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This Time I Mean It

Fight The Power

Last week I mentioned a website transition, and it looks like that transition is going to happen tomorrow and Saturday.

So, what’s taking so long?

Well, it’s been a busy week.

On Sunday, I stood with my sisters to protest the misogynist scourge that is the sub-4 cubic foot cardboard box.

On Monday, I ventured to the center of Lake Washington where I single-handedly taught the underprivileged residents of Mercer Island how to fish, thus ensuring that they won’t just eat for a day … they’ll eat for a lifetime.

On Tuesday, armed only with a rectal thermometer and

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New Pictures: Full Circumference

The wheel is now assembled. All that’s left are the gondolas and the ticket booth. It looks as though the July target is on track…. maybe even ahead of schedule.

New Picture: Sailing on Elliott Bay

The Space Needle and Sailboat in Elliott Bay

A Night at the Lo-Fi

Love Battery at Lo-Fi

Love Battery at Lo-Fi

Love Battery played Lo-Fi last night, and of course, yours truly was in attendance. Now that the ringing in my ears has finally begun to subside, I’ll try to pen a few paragraphs about the show.

The festivities kicked off shortly after 10pm, and first up was Summer Babes. This band had kind of a pop thing going on, complete with matching white uniforms for all band members and an attractive girl on keyboards. The latter sort of reminded me of Veronica from the Archies.

When they first took the stage, I had no idea

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