Archive for February, 2010

Article and video tour of abandoned subway tunnels and stations in Boston

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Very interesting stuff. Though I’d really like to see a map of all the places mentioned. The graphic on the site only shows two of them.

Transit archeology: Tour of abandoned subway network offers a glimpse of how the T was built

Graffiti vandal loses leg in subway tunnel

Monday, February 15th, 2010

These people do not belong in subway tunnels, and they should not be vandalizing public property. Let what happened to this kid be a lesson to others like him.

Boy’s Leg Is Severed in Tunnel on N Line

Photographer wins $30k from City of New York over arrest

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I know Robert and am very happy to see this result.

Second Ave. Sagas: Unlawful arrest for subway photography costs city $30K

myFox New York: Shutterbug Fights Bogus Ticket

MARTA decides to rename Yellow Line to Gold Line

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Last week MARTA was deliberating over what to do about this. Now they’ve made a decision. The Gold Line name will be phased in over time.

MARTA’s Yellow Line – some say a poor choice of name

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Some in the Asian community in Atlanta do not like the name of the subway line though their community – the Yellow Line. All the MARTA subway lines were renamed last year to reflect colors instead of compass directions.

Article 1: MARTA ‘yellow line’ to Doraville angers some in Asian community

Article 2: Mixed reaction on MARTA’s ‘yellow line’ rebranding

I think I’ll just have to go down there myself to form my opinion 🙂

MARTA Subway Map

Careless Spelling Makes You Look Stupid

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The following article is technically talking about the work/office environment, but the lesson applies just the same to the online message board and blog environments.

Article: The case for spelling in a fast-paced office

A choice quote:

Misspelling can be interpreted as: “Boy, he/she is stupid.” An occasional spelling mistake is not going to label you stupid. But if you make spelling mistakes in everything you write, then people may believe that you were at the bottom of your class.

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. You can easily tell who the stupid people are.