All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.

Major Construction Failure in Ballard, Seattle Building Inspectors Do Nothing

I’ve been covering the complete demolition and rebuilding of 60th Street NW in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood since last year. I posted an update in May 2016 and did this video walkthrough ten days ago. (The story was also popular on Slashdot due to...

/ November 17, 2016

The XX On Hold Single — from I See You

The XX have a new single out, On Hold, from their upcoming album I See You, due January 13th. Listen on Spotify or You Tube below: I also recommend their Spotify playlist of music they listened to while recording I...

/ November 12, 2016

Listen to the New Hamilton Mixtape

While the full album arrives December 2nd, here are the four new Hamilton Mixtape tracks on Spotify. I highly recommend three of them: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) by K’NAAN and Snow the Product et al, Satisfied by Sia,...

/ November 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton Electoral Map

One Possible Electoral Map for Hillary Clinton

Update 2: At this point, Clinton requires Wisconsin (she’s down by 3% with 74% reporting) and Michigan to win (down by 1% with 64% reporting). So, it’s looking worse now. A win in NH would only bring her to a...

/ November 9, 2016
ballard seattle development

Revisiting the Redeveloped Block in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

With all the tech-related growth in Seattle, many neighborhoods in Ballard are being completely torn down and redeveloped like this street: You can see the original post here and an earlier follow up here.

/ November 5, 2016

Reasons Not to Buy the New MacBook Pro

Like many loyal Apple customers, I’m greatly disappointed by the 2016 MacBook Pro upgrades, especially for the 15″. Here are the most important reasons not to upgrade at this time: Expensive, the base cost is $2,399, an increase of $400...

/ November 2, 2016

Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...

/ October 26, 2016