My coworker lives an interesting life. He takes full advantage of the fact that he can do development work remotely, so he’ll travel around from place to place while still holding the same job. He just spent the winter in Hawaii and now he’s going to Japan for a few months.
My sister is at a midwest regional climbing comp for college students and she got 3rd place!
I’ve seen so much hyperbole and inaccurate reporting about the Heartbleed vulnerability ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The original Fivethirtyeight headline: Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams If You’re Smart About Where You Build Them
You really shouldn’t conflate “congestion” and “street use.” If more people use a street without harming each other, that’s a good thing. Congestion only happens when the volume of traffic approaches the street’s capacity and the throughput declines. (Throughput is the number of things that move past a point in a channel per unit of time.)
There’s a really good part of Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt where he describes the throughput of a highway approaching rush hour. Before rush hour, cars are going 70mph, and they’re pretty spaced out. Throughput is 10,000 cars per hour. At the beginning of rush hour, it’s starting to get busy. The speed of traffic has declined to 50mph, but because traffic is denser, the throughput has actually increased to 12,000 cars per hour. At peak traffic, though, fender-benders and lane-changes have ripple effects that slow everyone down a lot. The speed has declined to 35mph and the throughput is just 8,000 cars per hour.
So from a holistic perspective, the optimal use of scarce road space is just after cars have to slow down a little, right before you reach capacity. That’s the sweet spot when you’re facilitating the most human activity with an expensive resource. Up until then, you’re just wasting money and space.
Do any of you slackline? I’ve been thinking of getting one to play with when I’m too pumped to climb.
I renewed my climbing gym membership about 1 month ago and since then I’ve increased my sessions from once every week (or every other week) to 3+ times a week. A month ago I could only do 1 pull-up at a time but now I can do at least two in a row !!
Just did three pull-ups 8)
Trying to find a good Chrome plugin that prevents me from seeing Upworthy links ¯\_(ツ)_/¯