Friday, 19th December 2008
Represent—NYTimes.com. Superb new application from the NYTimes—a sort of cross between TheyWorkForYou and a news archive search. Enter your address in New York and it tells you your local representatives and shows both their votes and their mentions in the newspaper. # 4:22 pm
Someone asked for onbeforeunload, so I started fixing it. Then I found that there was some rot in the drywall. So I took down the drywall. Then I found a rat infestation. So I killed all the rats. Then I found that the reason for the rot was a slow leak in the plumbing. So I tried fixing the plumbing, but it turned out the whole building used lead pipes. So I had to redo all the plumbing. But then I found that the town’s water system wasn’t quite compatible with modern plumbing techniques, and I had to dig up the entire town. And that’s basically it.