Deleting Dark Sky

Delete screen on iPhone

It is sad that Dark Sky doesn’t work anymore. The app was visually beautiful and it’s prediction of rain was like nothing before. I will miss this app

On Holiday

On Holiday. The family time is great. A pause in the hectic routines of school and work. A time to reflect and recharge. I am excited about this year’s New Year’s Eve because I am upstate in the Catskills. I have always wanted to transition to the new year in silence with nature rather than big cheers and big parties.

When did become my homepage?

NYC public school system has the best high schools in the country. Those schools continue to be exceptional because they get to pick their students. The top schools are a bunch of Allstar teams. There are also many schools that are struggling because their students are struggling economically, environmentally, and for health reason, too often without a roof over their head or food on the table.

So I search and search and search for a good school with many opportunities and a warm and welcoming community. I put stars on ones that might match my 8th graders interest. Then I look at the #of applicants per seat. ☠️

There is this high demand for the top schools that creates the bottom schools that accept anyone who walk through the door. It’s unfair to everyone that this system exists. The system perpetuates the inequality and segregation in this city school system. We need to spread these students into community schools. We need all schools to have the resources to meet the needs of all our students.

I feel bad to be apart of this system.

Time Marches on

I believe that we would be better off if we as a country stayed on Day lite Saving Time. This darkness at 5:30 is crazy.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica takes new meaning as a 47 year old father of 2 boys.

How does a social network die?

In the beginning Twitter felt different and more geeky. In 2006 not everyone was posting everything online and corporations were not trying to grab every bit of attention of our minds.

I have learned so much and enjoyed the way twitter can be whatever you want it to be. If you want to follow edu and bike and transit twitter you can. If you want to doom scroll during a pandemic you can.

I don’t know if twitter will make it through the Elon phase. I feel for a company that just lost a massive amount of its people. I hope I can find that geeky joy somewhere on the internet

Saturday in Brooklyn

It is starting to get back to normal here in Brooklyn.

I am fully vaccinated now. Thanks Dolly Parton!

Bicycles in NYC

New York City is the greatest city in the world. But the way that politicians treat bicycles and pedestrians needs a drastic rethinking.

Almost 100 years of cars has made it unsafe to be in the streets of NYC. Streets are not made for cars. Streets are the shared public space of the city and need to serve all people.