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Entries from August 30th, 2006

Adirondack Accidents Collected

August 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

As gruesome as the list may be, there are lessons to be learned from each incident. I’m guessing there were some fairly significant mining incidents. War doesn’t count, as that is not technically accidental.

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Urban Dictionary: adirondackular

August 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Miscellania

Urban Dictionary: adirondackular

1. adirondackular

Describes landscapes so beautiful that they can’t be described in words. Comes from the Adirondacks, a mountain range in upper New York State. Pronounced “a-dih-ron-DACK-you-ler”.

Marty: Yo, Dean, get a look at this black spruce bog—it’s adirondackular!!!
Dean: Yeah, dis is awesome man! It’s like Yoda’s planet!
Marty: Dean, you sure know how to pick the best boreal hikes!


Place Becomes Thing


A Cartographic Milestone has been Reached

August 28th, 2006 · No Comments · News

Update: Internet Archive: USGS Maps

Anyone who doesn’t read Boing Boing simply isn’t living life to the fullest.

I never, ever want to hear another person tell me they don’t have a map or can’t find one.

Jared Benedict just liberated 56,000, 1:24k scale digital topographic maps produced by the USGS. They are now going to be available to every human being for FREE, in perpetuity.


Link (via Boing Boing)

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