An Italian Sandwich

If you find yourself in the Bangor area, don’t miss Giacomo’s. I’m telling you this not just because it’s one of the only places you can get espresso in town – the food is also Chock Full O‘ Yum. I think they explain it best: “Our sandwiches consist of fine imported meats like mortadella, proscuitto, [...]

Off the Eatin’ Path

I’m having fun digging through the archives of Zachary Barowitz’s column, “Off the Eatin’ Path”, in the food and reviews section of the bollard. Getting around the site is kind of a pain, and good luck linking to an article. Someone should tell the folks at the bollard that popup windows aren’t very friendly. It [...]

Closing the Canadian Studies Office at UVM?

My friend and colleague Paul Martin writes about the imminent closure of the Canadian Studies office at the University of Vermont (disclosure: I am currently employed at UVM). Near the bottom of the post he offers suggestions on how you can help, as well as a link to a lengthy article on the situation at [...]

found_drama’s interface critique of GoodReads

Rob Friesel has a lengthy and thoughtful look at GoodReads, complete with wireframe sketches and in-depth interaction scenarios. You know you’re doing something right when you have users that give you feedback like this. Here’s hoping they put his suggestions to good use.

Time to make the donuts

I love the smell of donuts in the morning. I sometimes catch the smell of donuts wafting on the breeze on my daily walk up the hill to work. It took me a few years to realize where the smell was coming from. Koffee Kup bakery, purveyors of those scrumptious, plastic wrapped delicacies you see [...]

If I were a gamblin’ man…

$100 for a 1 in 1000 chance of winning a new hybrid car? Those odds don’t sound too shabby. Especially when it’s for a good cause. (via VDB)

Five bucks an hour

Did you know that the federal minimum wage is still only $5.15 an hour? Could you live on that? Better yet, could you support a family on that? The UVM Student Labor Action Project has again set up a Tent City to raise awareness and send a message to UVM to “pay a livable wage [...]

Dark streets

We were walking home from dinner the other night (or was it a few weeks ago?), and as we were about to cross Grant street, we noticed that something was amiss. Ah, that was it, the street was eerily dark: That’s right, no streetlights or anything. Creepy. Here’s a shot of what the street loks [...]