[Longtime reader Candice took me up on my offer to give us a glance into post-Katrina New Orleans. It's a great read.]
I used to call these fragments posts.
So, life in New Orleans is all I can talk about anyway, so here goes.
Life here is bizarre, we all drink more than normal, and the bars are just about the only places that keep hours like they did before.
Devastation aside, it's had some interesting side effects.
The Times-Picayune does not suck anywhere near as much as it used to. They have someone who can do flash, putting together animations of when exactly everything flooded. They post video and news updates all day long, and collect it all up into print overnight.
We have a city wireless network, which Earthlink is planning to extend, much to the dismay of BellSouth. Screw Bellsouth. Their inaction is causing most of the remaining city to go to cellphones for their daily activities, never to return. I was at UPS in N.O. East, picking up a package a couple of weeks back, and the counter staff was using them for official operations. And lastly…
Dear Tropical Storm Alberto,
Please go hit Florida. We aren't ready for you yet here. We barely have enough water pressure to fight our own fires, and we don't know if the pumps work yet, and we don't need to give anyone else an excuse to write us off.
[read Candice's blog here]
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