“Live” Map of Pittsburgh Bus Service

A screenshot from PitLiveBus.com

This is a really great map of the Pittsburgh-Area with a data overlay. It shows the live location of all GPS-enabled Port Authority Transit (PAT) Buses. It is mostly “live”; there is maybe a 10-30 second delay. In the screenshot above (from a mid-morning weekday), it is neat to see the clustering effect of all […]

U2 Taking a Page from Bastille’s Success?

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Long time fan of U2. I do not agree with the bru-haha that U2 is now a punchline. No, they are not Nickelback. Nickelback did have 50 million sales worldwide (not too shabby!). But U2 has 22 Grammy Awards (more than any other band) – including six (!) for best album of the year, is […]

Quitting Football is “a thing”

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In the week before the 2014 NFL season kicked off, I noticed three different blogs of fairly high profile folks who state that they are quitting the NFL. Quitting football?!? Why, yes. And guess what? Most of it is not even because of the Ray Rice debacle. Jason Kotte is quitting the NFL. Steve Almond […]