About

I am a Systems Architect and Python developer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Systems Architect for Morrison Industries.

Meeting Coordinator, Executive Committee of the Michigan Association Of Rail Passengers, 2015-10 ...

Founder of MMAAADD (Multi-Modal Advocates Against Auto-Dependent Development)

General Info

  • Items of a technical nature are posted on my technical BLOG at Whitemice Consulting
  • 2 dogs, 3 cats.
  • I own a 1919 Model-T Ford Depot Hack.
  • Certified SCUBA diver.
  • GPG/PGP key: D95ED383
  • Cyclist and advocate for a multi-modal transportation system.

I Hate "Innovation"

Here are some hard truths:

Intercity Transit & 2017

As 2017 draws to a close it is time I confess that this is not the post I expected to be writing a year ago. Following the triumph of America's deep self-loathing, which was the defining moment of 2016, I anticipated a rapid collapse of our duct-tape-and-bailing-wire transportation systems. I was wrong. 2017 turned out to be a year of victories despite the strong political headwinds.

note: Amtrak's fiscal year is from September - September; any ridership numbers reflect the fiscal year.

Grand Rapids To Dearborn By Transit

A 10AM meeting in Dearborn, MI 160 miles away - I am in Grand Rapids, MI - in December [in Michigan]. If driving day-of I would have to leave home at 7AM - assuming there was no weather events between here and there. Probably would leave at 6:30AM to be safe. Then two meetings, concluding around 6PM, and another 160 mile drive back home. If weather was not an issue I would get home ~9PM; also assuming I ate at a drive-thru. That is a ~14.5 hour Saturday. Ugh.

Best Articles Lists

This is a list of some of my all-time favorite posts from around the interwebz. I feel all of these merit a reading. Below each link is a comment about why I feel each link has merit.

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