February 25, 2009

/Ground : DIYtraffic - realtime traffic alerts

My latest post at /Ground -- DIYtraffic - realtime traffic alerts

The good folks at DIYcity have just unleashed DIYtraffic on the world.

SMS traffic updates have existed for a while, but each locality uses its own system and has its own standards. The goal of DIYtraffic was to create "one single application that can be configured to work anywhere, in any city or town, with very little effort." This unified platform is available for any community/city/locality to use and build on together like an open source project. It's designed to be easily configurable for any city/town in the US, but will work outside the US, too, if you have a feed of traffic updates.

Read the full post over at /Ground.

February 5, 2009

Tell Ken Starr: Please Don't Divorce Us (video w/ Regina Spektor song)

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

This is a fabulous montage of the Flickr photo project by the Courage Campaign. They asked people to submit photos with one simple message: "Don't Divorce Us."

Ken Starr, who led the campaign to impeach President Bill Clinton, filed a legal brief last month -- on behalf of the "Yes on 8" campaign -- that would forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year before the passage of Prop 8.

Watch "Fidelity" and sign our letter to the state Supreme Court. Tell the Supreme Court to invalidate Prop 8, reject Ken Starr's case, and let loving, committed couples marry. DEADLINE: Valentine's Day.


"Fidelity" used with permission from Regina Spektor and EMI Records.