A 10-point bounty on spammers

Like most every social website, we get people (or bots, most likely) who sign up in order to spam the site with their dubious commercial enterprises. Today I kindly had a member point out a spammer to me (Thanks TLS!), which I quickly dispatched with (kerpow!). Both bots and people …

June links roundup

Google’s walking maps. I can’t say enough good things about this utility. The directions are clear and accurate, the time estimation meshes with the moderate activity guidelines, and it even projects a step count for you! All you have to do is put in an address or intersection starting point and …

Walking to school

In Lecco, Italy, less than a hundred miles from Milan, the town has made a commitment to give up schoolbuses and encourage children to walk to school. The New York Times ran a fascinating article on the walking program, called “piedibus,” or “foot bus,” because the children walk in guided …