Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I like this blog.

The Houstonist might be my new favorite Houston blog. I wonder if they want an economist to contribute his perspective (though, I could've announced the Houston Restaurant Week way before they did, thanks to Ms Cleary's blog... though I guess the credit would go to her). Hey, Houstonist! Look at my other blog and drop me a line if you like my local musing (though, they're currently more diverse).

Food tripping.
Local art.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Obama, international news, local news, and energy

Conservative University of Chicago law school professors apparently say good things about Obama--they might even vote Democrat this time 'round. Maybe. (h/t Mankiw)

China's getting ready for the Olympics.

Scary story about the Venezuelan murder rate.

Brazoria county has outdated levees? I guess that's not something we hear about in the city.

I recently saw two neat things. One is a device that draws water from the air and turns it into filtered water, with no electricity. Brilliant idea, and it should be sent to Africa. The other was a Science Channel show on alternative energies--new solar panels, solar plants, wind mills, and cities that use new alternative energy technology to produce all of its own energy. Nice. Texas should look at this new wind mill design before they build those new wind mills.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Neat links

I like word clouds, I don't know why.

This is this blog, as seen by Wordle.

Also, a CNNMoney list of best places to live. I'm always dubious of these lists when they have cities smaller than 50,000. But, I like the interface of this, too--you can edit the parameters.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The world's a mess

Zimbabwe needed help well before the recent elections, why wait until now to speak up? Politicians always wait until it's too late.

Google Reader has cool new features. And here are easter eggs around the internets.

In other news, I've been having severe computer issues. Bleh. At least EN World has neat things to report. And, Venezuelan soccer news is mixed. Beat Brazil 2-0 in a friendly, but drew and lost the next two World Cup Qualifier matches... those are the important ones.