From this post on the venerable Joel on Software: Go to walkscore.com, and type in your address. What you’ll get is a score with detailed locations of common destinations within walking distance. My work got a 66. Where I went to college got a 72. And my current residence gets a 75. Walkability is one of the things that influenced us when we bought our home and why we like living in this area so much.
I’ve wanted to write about this for a while, so here goes… I’m lazy. I don’t like using my mouse very much. I don’t even like using my keyboard very much. In fact, if I could just think and have my computer react, I’d be happy as a clam. Well, that’s not going to happen anytime soon, so I find little ways to optimize my computer time and this utility helps out quite a bit.
So I’m going on a long vacation next week, and today was my last day of work for a little while. I’ve noticed a common theme among the days that precede a vacation. They’re usually fraught with a flurry of random tasks that all must be completed before the vacation can begin. There are also several trick workarounds and special procedures that need to be scripted or documented so that if this certain server or that random process were to crash, someone other than me would be able to get it back up and running without rousing me from my self induced slumber.