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Archive for February, 2010


Totally cool video here of an Atlas V launch.  The first 30 seconds are pointless, the next 60 seconds are interesting, and the 1:30-2:00 are just awesome. Hit the little button in the lower-right and watch it full screen.

Running the Boston Marathon for Autism

I know a handful of you read that title and said, “DAN IS GOING RUNNING?”  Don’t worry – I’m not that rash.  I’m just blogging about someone else who is actually doing the running. My friend Melisa Thorne (former colleague at eRoom) is doing the hard work.  She’s running in the Boston Marathon.  She’s running […]

Finance Committee 2/17/10

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. Our meeting for 2/10 was canceled by the snow-storm-that-missed-us.  Today was mostly about the Town Meeting warrant articles, with a few extras. Our first hearing was the Vision 2020 (Jane Howard et al) and the DPW (Teresa DeBenedictis) asking for $15,000 for treatment […]

Two Arlington Finance Meetings

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. Monday was the Arlington Budget and Revenue Task Force meeting; tonight was the first Finance Committee of the year. I have a notes from both here. At Monday’s meeting, it started with better-than-usual news that the Governor’s proposed budget had more money for […]

How Much Do I Care About Amazon and Macmillan?

As I was reading my daily blog circuit, I asked myself, “How much do I care about this Amazon and Macmillan thing, anyway?”  After thinking it over for a while, I decided that I care quite a bit.  Enough for a blog post, even, and everyone knows that if it’s blog worthy, then it is […]