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Mark Blacknell
Attended The George Washington University Law School
Lives in Washington, DC
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Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Check out Circles, Events and Hangouts, just a few of the things we've been working on.
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Ugh, Google.  You make it so difficult, sometimes.
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Tis a lonely lonely community, isn't it?
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N'ah.  The bike forum is a babble with the nuts who rode in today (I rode Metro, which is even crazier).  Tomorrow its suppose to be 10 degrees warmer - am hoping to ride.  Breaks my heart to have to ride in a machine under the ground!
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Click through to my gallery showing the final sprint - plus crash - that determined the result of the 2012 Air Force Cycling Classic.
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I really need to find an HTML5 gallery template for Lightroom.
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Not the least bit afraid of flying, but I think I'd pass on experiencing landings like this.
Extremely strong winds caused planes to sway as they attempted to land in Spain earlier this month.
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dear god.
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Digby talks about sporting events that don't allow women and compares some historical to recent events - http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/when-i-was-kid.html

#politics #waronwomen #sports
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SSDD - things not going well in Richmond for cyclists:  
Hi, all. I thought it would be helpful to start a new thread that summarizes the state of play for the various bits of legislation working its way through the General Assembly in Richmond. I'll lead...
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More specifically: Just reported (without confirmation, but I trust the source) that HB1950 died in an unrecorded floor vote in the House.

Also, the House analog to Favola's SB959 (stop signs on trails, opening the door to harassment) is HB2217, and it passed out of Transportation Subcommittee #2 with an amendment. I've asked Del. Greason for a copy of the amendment, as I have no reports from the hearing.

Just to let folks know, the passage of SB959/HB2217 is looking likely, as there are few points ahead at which friends of cycling will be able to improve the bill. I don't know when it'll be put on the agenda, but the next step for the House bill is consideration before the Transportation Committee. Members and email here.

Remember, it's an unnecessary bill (cyclists and pedestrians already have a duty to not enter the road in disregard of approaching traffic) and creates an opportunity for revenue-raising harassment of cyclists who fail to put a foot down at every stop sign (something Loudoun County already engages in). And by all reports, Loudoun County was lobbying heavily for it, so you can be sure they're going to try to recover their costs on the W&OD this summer.

(links good at source above)
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In the past month or so, I've started putting up a series of travel photos.  A shame I can't find a convenient way to put them up on my own site and make the large format versions available here at the same time. http://blacknell.net/dynamic/category/travel/
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Camera Obscura's Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Who4OL08iR8 Beirut's Postcards from
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Why can't Virginia accomplish the same?
 
Real time map of California bicycle crashes.

As reported to the California Highway Patrol. Today's incidents are highlighted in yellow. Double click on icons for incident details.

This is a work in progress. Yes, I know the UI needs help and my icons are ugly.
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Yes. I wish it was easier to convince law enforcement that transparency would make it easier for them to interact with the public in some ways.
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Pushing a bike along the beach at Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. You can leave a comment, or trackback from your own site. RSS 2.0. One comment. Tim says: Best shot I've seen from this blog in aw...
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Just finished a weekend at Transparency Camp 2012. As with lots of these types of conferences (PrivacyCamp and Freedom2Connect come to mind), I approach these
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Attorney, Cyclist, Advocate. Based in Washington, DC.
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I'm thinking that this is probably handing Google too much information.  We'll go with this, for now.


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