Saturday, July 08, 2006

Tracks and Tapes and Thoughts and Things

Tim Pintsch responded to the Call For Bloggers! post:
Tim Pintsch said...

Hey, I live in Hanover and have a blog, omg :-)

4:17 PM, July 01, 2006
And so, leaping into action one week later, here is his blog:
Tracks and Tapes and Thoughts and Things

I've actually known about this blog for a while, as I've seen it linked a bunch of times on Chloe's Watermelon Punch. Not sure why I didn't list it before, aside from the usual I-never-got-around-to-it reason. Check it out!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Flushing out the Bloggers of NEPA

I haven't edited the NEPA Blogs template to add Dr. Tara yet - I will shortly. But first...

I was thinking of doing a compilation of all of the NEPA Blogs bloggers' entries on the flood of '06. But then I realized that that's the whole point of the sidebar: you can click on each blogger individually and see what they are saying about this event that is affecting all of us. Then I thought about it some more, and realized that this would be a prime time to search for more NEPA Bloggers, since many people would be being affected by this event and blogging about it.

The flaw in this plan is that there are as many people from outside the area blogging about the flooding in Wilkes-Barre and NEPA in general as there are bloggers from NEPA doing it. So while it's cool to see New Orleans bloggers pointing their fingers at Wilkes-Barre and saying, "Look at them! They're smart! They built a levee designed to hold the worst flood they ever had! They invested in it! Why didn't we do that?" *, it doesn't help me find more bloggers who are blogging away here in glorious NEPA.

Still, I found a bunch. I'll get to adding them soon. Sometime after I add Dr. Tara!

*Actually, here's a direct quote: "What's fascinating is that three years ago, Wilkes-Barre decided to raise their levees from 36 feet up to 41 feet. That looks like a brilliant infrastructure investment right now, because that extra 5 feet averted catastrophe."