Nerd Nite is tonight at Live. Thanks to the AADL, the event will also be FREE. It looks pretty great. I think Moritz Niendorf's presentation on optimizing errands sounds especially exciting. Does it get much better than a German telling you how to be more efficient?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I recently had a 1986 gray Miyata 310 racing bike with red taped handle bars stolen off of my porch. I contacted the Ann Arbor police and was told that bike theft has been rampant in the last few weeks. They suspect a bike ring has been going around stealing bikes and then disassembling them to sell the parts. Just thought this might be a good place to give people a heads up. If anyone has seen anything suspicious, let the police know.Gentle readers, make sure you lock your bike with a sturdy U-lock.
Monday, July 21, 2014
If you live in Ypsilanti and plan on voting on in the upcoming mayoral primary. Make sure to check out tonight's debate at the Ypsilanti District Library's Michigan Ave. branch. The three candidates who are vying for the Democratic nomination will be sharing their views about the future of our city.
The final meeting agenda (plus or minus a few last minute changes) is printed on Friday at City Hall for Monday's Ann Arbor City Council (#a2council) meeting of 21 July 2014. It's a 10 page agenda. Here are the highlights. A long form preview of the agenda for tonight's meeting has also been published by the Ann Arbor Chronicle.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Does anybody know where I can buy an Emperor Scorpion in or around Ann Arbor?This is by far, the best response:
There's a guy named Quick Rick in the parking lot of the Meijer on Carpenter most days. He repairs screen doors and windows out of the back of his truck, but he's also been known to deal in exotic pets. Just don't make any sudden moves, and don't ask about his politics.Who knew you could just buy exotic pets in the Meijer parking lot? What a great world we live in.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
2014-07-16 19:56:15 -0400 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2014-07-16 19:55:10 -0400 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
2014-07-16 19:55:49 -0400 Power failure.
2014-07-16 19:55:51 -0400 Power is back. UPS running on mains.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
The City of Ann Arbor has published its FOIA log for 2014. The file is updated monthly. It includes a list of the FOIA requests received by the city for the current calendar year, with the ID of the request, the name of the requester, the subject of the request, and its result (approved or denied). Requests that are still pending are marked in green.
This is a substantial improvement for FOIA followers in the city, as previous to this it was necessary to FOIA the FOIA log to get a copy.
The current system has a copy of the FOIA log using a file name that doesn't look like it will still be the same file once 2015 rolls around, so the best way to get to this file is through the Ann Arbor City Clerk
FOIA page. If you want to be notified when this page changes, a straightforward tool to do this is with the site ChangeDetection.com.
If you find a FOIA request that's of interest, it's easy and cheap to request it. Simply ask the clerk for "a copy of the FOIA request and response 14-082", and you'll generally get it in the minimum time for typical requests. Since the record has already been paid for, you can also get it generally for free.