Ah, Wednesday. The middle of the week. Humpday. Time to share some chum I’ve collected during this week off of work….
- From the “Mind Your Ps and Queues” Department: A very interesting article from the NY Times on how Disney does queue management, including such tricks as dispatching entertainers if the guests look bored, or diverting a parade to draw people to an underutilized portion of the park.
- From the “Living in the Past” Department: Courtesy of one of my daughter’s friends (who was once on LJ as greenscar), here are a number of vintage ads that would be viewed in a very different light today. This is entertaining to look at simply to demonstrate how society has changed. In a similar vein, here are some modern Internet services advertised via vintage-looking advertisments.
- From the “Parking Wars” Department: The NY Times has a story about something I’m sure is familiar to talonvaki: the war over reserving parking spaces in the winter in South Boston. Luckily, this is something we never deal with here in Southern California.
- From the “Stamping It Out” Department: Although it hasn’t been formally announced yet, as of January 1, 2011, all new first-class 1oz postage stamps will be “forever” stamps. By the way, the AP has posted a summary of what subjects will be on the 2011 stamps. This is important to me; I always make the effort to use interesting stamps on my snail mail. Of course, if you’re going “what is a stamp?”, you’re too young :-).
- From the “Three’s a Crowd” Department: The NY Times has an interesting article on wi-fi overload at conferences. The problem is that so many people are jumping onto wi-fi that the hotspots provided become overloaded.
- From the “News You Can Use” Department: Here’s information you can always use: How to pick a good avacado.