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White People in Space

White People in Space, originally uploaded by juggernautco.

I love it when advertisers forget to use proper stock photography.

Blair's Playing for the Home Team Now

Blair, a Regular at Mass, Is Now Catholic.

Welcome. (Bonus: story written by John F. Burns, the greatest war reporter of our time who seems to have made the switch to the Metro desk in London).

"Caution: Wide Right Turns" w/ Caution in yellow oval on black background and severe right-angle turn

It's always stunning to sight a new one.

Regulations for Work in the Public Way

In a previous life, I became intimately familiar with this set of documents. I enjoyed it.

New EmotionalGeography.com

A while back I published a post about Emotional Geography. I never really did anything with it, but as online maps have swept the imagination since then, I've often lamented how narrow map-thinking has become.

We have hundreds of useful, interesting applications that use great new map technology, but I can't help but think that it's made us a bit smaller in considering what space is, and thinking about how places make (made) us feel.

We're a lot better at knowing how to get from here to there, but there's got to be more.

Recently I've gotten a bunch of emails and had some conversations with geographers about the concept of emotional geography. It seems that it has become a robust line of thinking and my post ranks high for the term on search engines. So I've resurrected my old URL as a new place to hold some thinking. Here's EmotionalGeography.com.

High Definition Billboard

High Definition Billboard, originally uploaded by juggernautco.

Seeing more and more of these in the Chicago area.

Working Clocks: V is for Victory

V is for Victory, originally uploaded by juggernautco.

On the way back from lunch, Chicago Board of Trade on Jackson.

Gapers Block Sports in Five > Bulls

My brother Patrick and I write Bulls section of the Sports in Five column for Gapers Block.

Good for him.

Ahmadinejad has got every reason to gloat, and he actually shows some restraint here.

(CBS/AP) A new U.S. intelligence review concluding Iran stopped developing an atomic weapons program in 2003 is a "declaration of victory" for the Islamic republic's nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday.

The U.S. intelligence report released Monday concluded that Iran had stopped its weapons program in late 2003 and shown no signs since of resuming it, representing a sharp turnaround from a previous intelligence assessment in 2005.

"This is a declaration of victory for the Iranian nation against the world powers over the nuclear issue," Ahmadinejad told thousands of people during a visit to Ilam province in western Iran.

"This was a final shot to those who, in the past several years, spread a sense of threat and concern in the world through lies of nuclear weapons ... Thanks to your resistance, a fatal shot was fired at the dreams of ill-wishers and the truthfulness of the Iranian nation was once again proved by the ill-wishers themselves," Ahmadinejad said, drawing celebratory whistles from the crowd.

Where I'm At

Seal of the City of Chicago, originally uploaded by juggernautco.


Daniel X. O'Neil: Chicago-based writer and internet developer. I am a co-founder of and the People Person for EveryBlock, a site that pulls together local news and public information. I run dozens of personal projects and websites for clients, and also own half of a poetry book company.


EveryBlock: A news feed for your block.
CTA Tweet: Unofficial Twitter tracker for the Chicago Transit Authority.
CityPayments: Database of all vendors, contracts, and payments that have been posted by the municipal government of the City of Chicago
Wesley Willis Art: Site dedicated to the fact that Wesley Willis was an artist.
Wide Right Turn: An incomplete look at the role of variation in a capitalist society.


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