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“Live” Map of Pittsburgh Bus Service

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 […]

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Quitting Football is “a thing”

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 […]

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2012 CBI Tournament: Pitt Prevails Against Butler; Heads To Finals – SB Nation Pittsburgh

2012 CBI Tournament: Pitt Prevails Against Butler; Heads To Finals – SB Nation Pittsburgh. I want to care, but it is difficult to get really fired up about our chances of winning a tournament that would cement us in the top 130 teams of college basketball. Not the top 64 – those go to the […]

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As the Burgh Turns

The Civic Arena is looking more like a post-apocolyptic film set than a playoff hockey rink. It’s it hard to believe that I once saw a dog show inside that crater. In younger days, I played a frantically screaming extra in the movie Sudden Death for a scene inside that dome. Don’t look fir me […]

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Pittsburgh is the new Portland?

Pittsburgh is the new Portland. That is the news out of the Washington Post this week.  It is pretty exciting to make it onto the “in” list of what’s cool.  It appears, though, that Pittsburghers are taking the acclaim in stride. One of the things that make it a cool place to live is that […]

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Winter Settling Into the Burgh

Looks like some winter weather is finally settling into Pittsburgh. It seems about a week late; if this fell Christmas eve, it would have made a million baby Burgers happy little yinzers.