Category: Misc

Invasion of the Killer Whales: Orcas Hunting Narwhal

This PBS Nature documentary from 2014 showing how Killer Whales are already exploiting climate change to hunt previously protected Narwhal is seriously frightening and amazing. There’s footage of starving polar bears beginning to find new ways to survive — they...

/ November 6, 2015

Capital One Credit Card Fraud Detection Stupidly Shuts Down Accounts

Final Update 10/15/15: After emailing with the Capital One support person below and given that they’d provided the credit that I asked for, I reactivated my accounts to give the new text alert system a try. Their exec support team called...

/ October 2, 2015

Amazocalypse – Photo Gallery of Seattle’s Amazon Growth

Series Contents I You've Got Male II Amageddon: Seattle's Increasingly Obvious Future III How Our Success is Ruining Seattle IV Flee the Jungle Offers Amazon Alternatives V Seattle's Coming Amazocalypse VI Photo Gallery of Amazon's Growth VII An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos VIII Bezos:...

/ September 27, 2015

Evidence of Traffic and Affordable Housing Problems in Seattle

In How Our Success is Ruining Seattle, I mentioned traffic gridlock and affordable housing issues as lowering the quality of life in Seattle. Over the last 24 hours, I saw two examples of this. This morning, I received my third...

/ July 17, 2015

Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housing

[dropcap2]E[/dropcap2]arly in July, Amazon PR told the Associated Press (AP) that it had “given the city [of Seattle] tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing” for a story that appeared on more than 300 news sites including The New York...

/ July 13, 2015
Hogstone Pizza Orcas Island

Hogstone’s Wood-Fired Pizza on Orcas Island

It’s always been difficult to find good pizza in the Pacific Northwest. But, Hogstone’s Pizza on Orcas Island is pretty amazing: The next time you’re on Orcas Island, be sure to check it out. It’s right in Eastsound at the...

/ May 31, 2015

How You Know You’re in Portland

A lot of people think Portlandia gives you a sense of what’s weird about the city but it actually just scratches the surface. I thought I might be in Portland when I walked out of my AirBnb the first morning...

/ May 31, 2015