How a handful of operators averted a nuclear meltdown

There will be songs, books, poems, and movies written about them in coming years, all deserved: Nature: “The meltdown that wasn’t”: It will probably be years before anyone knows exactly what happened inside the three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi that seem to have partially melted down in the wake of the tsunami. But from press […]

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Yesterday Android Alliance launched in Philly

Yesterday folks interested in Android development got together at National Mechanics in CC Philly and had a few drinks with one another. The big takeaway for me from the first meeting is that there are many in the region involved in mobile development (including myself) and that a community here is ready to connect. Kudos […]

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Philadelphia grew in size, first time in over 40 years

Now it’s official – Philadelphia Inquirer: “Census: Philadelphia grew, slightly” Philadelphia Inquirer: “Surprise: Philly still the 5th largest city” Newsworks.org: Chris Satullo: “Could census give Philly a better sense of itself?” Lots of work yet to do in Philly to keep the momentum going. You need to recognize the momentum in order to grow it.

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Puppy Mills in PA coming back?

In 2008 Governor Rendell signed into law regulation that closed down abusive puppy mills in PA. Don’t look now, but the state legislature is moving to turn back the clock. I’m having a hard time finding updates to this story on the Web interestingly enough, so if you know about updates, where to find them, […]

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Where to follow news about Japan

Like many, I’ve been sending my thoughts, prayers, and donations to resources related to Japan this week. The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend. While CNN and other stations seem to have woken up and the NYTimes has been fantastic, these days you can get local news when an event occurs from anywhere […]

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A new CMS to watch?

Armstrong is a new open source CMS in development, based upon Django, and funded by the Knight Foundation. There is a recent piece about Armstrong posted at The Nieman Journalism Lab with a good thread questioning the need and the backing technology since other options exist. I think the more experimentation in this space the […]

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