Archive for November, 2007

[liff] All You Need To Know about TV From 1978 Through 1995 In One Video Mashup

Posted in liff on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1165. The ultimate video mashup: the opening of Star Trek:The Next Generation, via Dallas. 

Best Video Mashup. Ever. We can close up civilization and go home now.

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[street_blades, info_design] New Portland Overhead Signs, and a New Street

Posted in info design, information design, info_design, pdx_geography, pdx_photos, Portland, sign_design, Street Blade Gallery on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1164. If you’ve been looking up and forward whilst waiting at any light in the Portland corporate area latterly, you’ll have seen a sign bound to the overhead like this:

The City is, at last, addressing a real need in road signage. Most other larger towns up and down the valley (and across the Columbia too) have large signs denoting the street name on the traffic signal arm. Any driver who’s been saved from having to frantically scan about on the corners to see what street they’re crossing don’t need to be told how good this is.

The standard has seemed to have been set; the iconic representation of the “Portland Rose”, the red rose with three green leaves, and a simple representation of the street name at cross.

The notation on this particular sign deserves some explanation. For the past several months, a major realignment of the connection between Killingsworth Street and Columbia Boulevard has been becoming reality. The old Columbia Boulevard opening, a two-lane underpass under the railroad tracks, is a bottleneck. This old T intersection is being deprecated (and looks like it’s being closed completely) in favor of a new higher-capacity, split access to a short road which is apparently being called Columbia Parkway, which goes frm NE 89th Avenue and Killingsworth Street over to Columbia Boulevard at the Holiday Inn Airport.

The (SB) denotes the split access–Columbia Pkwy splits into separated Northbound lanes and Southbound lanes.

The old part of Columbia Blvd east of that new intersection (which is also fully signalled) appears headed to a destiny as a dead-end stub.

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[bloggage] Blogger’s Just Giving Away The Graphics

Posted in bloggage on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1164. Currently, when you clicky to embiggen an image in blogspot blogs, instead of embiggening, the image downloads to your desktop. I’ll keep this in mind when posting photeaux in the near term.

The above link also has information on what they claim is a workaround.

Fortunately, I’m not the only one having this problem. I’m always relieved when I find that sort of thing out.

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[pdx_transit] TriMet TV #7: A Ride on the #20

Posted in pdx_transit on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1163. TriMet TV episode 7 is out, and it’s a ride on the #20-Burnside/Stark line.

This episode is in the travelogue mode. The #20 line runs from Beaverton Transit Center, via Cedar Hills Blvd, Sunset TC and Barnes Rd, then down Burnside from the crest of the hill all the way out to Gateway TC, then out Burnside to Gresham. The episode is light on info for the real local, but has a nice flow to it and ticks off the things you can do and see and go to which are right on the line (Mt Hood Community College, Powell’s Books) and just off it via the Streetcar (Classical Chinese Garden, The Pearl).

This vod is really for the tourist–and people like me, who like buses. But withal the production value is right where it should be, and makes a pretty nice calling-card and invitation to try for the tourist or the local looking for a little transit based adventure.

You can watch it (again, less than three minutes, won’t waste much of your time) here.

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[liff] All You Need To Know about TV From 1978 Through 1995 In One Video Mashup

Posted in liff on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1165. The ultimate video mashup: the opening of Star Trek:The Next Generation, via Dallas. 

Best Video Mashup. Ever. We can close up civilization and go home now.

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[liff] All You Need To Know about TV From 1978 Through 1995 In One Video Mashup

Posted in liff on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1165. The ultimate video mashup: the opening of Star Trek:The Next Generation, via Dallas. 

Best Video Mashup. Ever. We can close up civilization and go home now.

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[street_blades, info_design] New Portland Overhead Signs, and a New Street

Posted in info design, information design, info_design, pdx_geography, pdx_photos, Portland, sign_design, Street Blade Gallery on November 30, 2007 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1164. If you’ve been looking up and forward whilst waiting at any light in the Portland corporate area latterly, you’ll have seen a sign bound to the overhead like this:

The City is, at last, addressing a real need in road signage. Most other larger towns up and down the valley (and across the Columbia too) have large signs denoting the street name on the traffic signal arm. Any driver who’s been saved from having to frantically scan about on the corners to see what street they’re crossing don’t need to be told how good this is.

The standard has seemed to have been set; the iconic representation of the “Portland Rose”, the red rose with three green leaves, and a simple representation of the street name at cross.

The notation on this particular sign deserves some explanation. For the past several months, a major realignment of the connection between Killingsworth Street and Columbia Boulevard has been becoming reality. The old Columbia Boulevard opening, a two-lane underpass under the railroad tracks, is a bottleneck. This old T intersection is being deprecated (and looks like it’s being closed completely) in favor of a new higher-capacity, split access to a short road which is apparently being called Columbia Parkway, which goes frm NE 89th Avenue and Killingsworth Street over to Columbia Boulevard at the Holiday Inn Airport.

The (SB) denotes the split access–Columbia Pkwy splits into separated Northbound lanes and Southbound lanes.

The old part of Columbia Blvd east of that new intersection (which is also fully signalled) appears headed to a destiny as a dead-end stub.

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