New Cardboard Bike is Awesome

Cardboard Bike img from Sheffield Hallam Univ.According to Sheffield Hallam University’s website, “A student at Sheffield Hallam University has created a unique cardboard bicycle, which aims to reduce thefts and encourage people to get out of
their cars and ‘on their bikes.'”

The bike costs about $30 to make and its body is biodegradable.  Unfortunately, the bike can’t get wet and it can only hold a person–Americans beware–up to 168 pounds.

Source: Cardboard Bike A Cheap Solution to Theft | EcoGeek

GOP: Homelessness is Among Top Concerns

Dorothy Day Center residents sit outside Convention CenterBesides pigeon dung, homelessness is among the top concerns for organizers of the Republican National Convention.  Not because they want to solve the homelessness problem, but because it’s going to be right across the street from their convention.

This year’s Republican National Convention is being held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota directly across the street from one of the city’s largest homeless shelters, the Dorothy Day Center.  The Center houses about 200 people and is clearly visible from the Convention steps. Continue reading “GOP: Homelessness is Among Top Concerns”

City Prosper is Over

After about a year of work, I have decided to stop developing City Propser.  My partner on the project recently quit, and I cannot continue to work on the site alone since it’s too much for one person to maintain and we found little funding.

Although it ultimately failed, I still believe that City Prosper is a good idea.  We wanted to be Philadelphia’s news source for its non-profit sector.  We were aggregating interesting news stories from major newspapers and websites, and planned on writing original news articles to supplement what was missing.  I’m proud of the site’s design and that I built it with relatively little coding experience.  At least I was able to hone my web development skills–so not all is lost.

Right now, my plan is to continue searching for writing and non-profit sector jobs.  I’m still working for Healthcare-NOW, but it’s very part-time.