All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

The Lost LA Subway

Having grown up in Los Angeles, I’m even kind of more amazed to learn more about the city’s early subway and streetcar system. via BoingBoing

/ January 2, 2013

What would Seinfeld be like today?

I’ve been kind of enjoying the Seinfeld Today twitter feed offering plot ideas for a post-social media, 2013-era show: [pullquote2 quotes=”true” textColor=”#000000″]Kramer joins a gay gym (“Well, those guys know how to take care of themselves.”), gets in a fight...

/ January 1, 2013

How we know what we know – Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science

via Brainpickings: beautiful letter by Richard Dawkins to his ten year old daughter on how we know what we know:[pullquote2 quotes=”true” align=”center” textColor=”#000000″ cite=”Richard Dawkins”]People sometimes say that you must believe in feelings deep inside, otherwise you’d never be confident...

/ December 30, 2012

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer featured in This American Life’s The Invisible Made Visible

I really enjoyed This American Life’s 2 hour movie special, “The Invisible Made Visible“. One of the highlights was learning about the largely unknown street photographer Vivian Maier. This Life tells the story of her posthumous discovery when John Maloof acquired...

/ December 27, 2012
Find out if a movie or tv show is streaming on net flix

Is it on Netflix?

Can I Stream It is a useful search engine for finding whether a movie or TV show is streaming on Netflix or for sale on iTunes or Amazon’s Instant Video. They also have a handy popular streaming summary for Netflix.

/ December 27, 2012

Notes on the New Yorker’s Top One Hundred Lists of All Time

Interesting: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are #7 on The New Yorker’s Top One Hundred Lists of All Time. Perhaps missed, the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, also known as the Radiant Sutras, 112 Tantra Yoga Teachings for Opening to the Divine in Everyday...

/ December 27, 2012