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J.D. Hammond
Works at CGI Group
Attends Virginia Commonwealth University
Lives in Arlington, VA
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We apparently narrowly missed a shooting this morning. I biked by this intersection about ten minutes before bad things happened, apparently. But +Josh Darland and I are OK.
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Oh my Lord
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I just used Shazam to discover Live And Die by Avett Brothers.
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Parts of Moscow are really starting to look like parts of Shanghai or Seoul or Osaka. I wonder if this bridge is an intentional homage to the Russian expressionists - and why are the supports so heavy...?
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River ice can be very damaging.

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Look at this incredibly groovy Metro promotional film from 1976-77. That was back when five or six stations on the Red Line was all the Metrorail they had.
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The music is very groovy!  :D
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One of the many things that sucks about the new SimCity: everyone drives, but nobody ever has to park. (Maybe this is why pedestrians will not ever, ever, ever cross the street.)
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The first couple SimCity games did not require roads. I built dense train networks instead. 
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There seems to be a correlation between income and the kind of smartphone you might use. I'm not sure if it's because Android devices are cheaper and generally have cheaper apps, or because Apple products are a luxury item and/or status symbol, or if there's something else I'm not immediately discerning from these maps.
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It's also interesting to check out the rest of the world. Mexico still has a strong Blackberry user base, as do parts of Europe and SE Asia. Singapore even has a good other presence, though I wouldn't know if that is Windows or even Palm.
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In my quest to find an appropriate illustration for a truck of discarded Canadian law advance sheets, I came across this. Interesting!
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+J.D. Hammond Canada as an alternate history where the American Revolution didn't happen is an interesting idea that might go a fair way towards explaining some of the cultural accents and idiosyncrasies. But the fundamental assumptions and principles upon which Canadian civilisation is built differ substantially from their US counterparts, and the differences permeate just about everything. Too late at night for me to go into more detail, but it's a fertile topic!
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Mia's forthcoming ordeal had been plotted in meticulous detail.

The first major trick was to stop eating. Her entire digestive tract would be clogged with a sterilizing putty.

The second trick was to stop breathing. Her lungs would be filled with a sterilizing oxygenating silicone fluid. These two processes would immediately kill off most of the body's internal bacteria.

The third trick was to stop thinking. The blood-brain barrier would be scrubbed free from the capillaries of her skull and the cerebrospinal fluid would be replaced with a sterilizing saline fluid. Profound unconsciousness resulted.

The next trick, quite an advanced one, was to stop being quite so rigorously multicellular.

- Bruce Sterling, Holy Fire
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I liked that book a lot.
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Metrobeat…? Oh, gyosh, aren't they just ever such a bunch of hep cats.
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Explain to me why we have an 11-minute headway between Yellow line trains at 8:15 AM on a Thursday? This apparently doesn't warrant mention as any kind of problem on the WMATA website or leaderboard.

On the upside, I discovered the most succinct LaRouchite repellent possible on the way out. In a British accent: "Fabulous, love. Hava nagileh!"
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Is the LaRouche of it all still a thing? REALLY??
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Occupation
Sustainability and infrastructure policy wonk. Did I mention bouncing people in and out of buildings?
Employment
  • CGI Group
    Library Technician, 2012 - present
    Collections management in the Law Library of Congress.
  • Urban Land Institute
    Research Assistant, 2011 - 2012
  • VCU Police
    Red Shirt, 2011 - 2011
  • National League of Cities
    Infrastructure Policy Intern, 2010 - 2010
  • City of Alexandria
    Transit Planning Intern, 2009 - 2009
  • EESI
    Transportation and Energy Research Intern, 2009 - 2009
  • Science Applications International Corporation
    Sustainability Intern, 2008 - 2008
  • Association of Defense Communities
    Simon Fellow, 2007 - 2007
  • GRTC
    Planning Intern, 2007 - 2007
  • Dow Hotel Co.
    Night Auditor, 2005 - 2006
  • Absolute Hospitality, Inc.
    Front Desk Agent, 2004 - 2005
  • Nealraj, Inc.
    Front Office Clerk, 2003 - 2004
  • Capitol Landing Associates
    Relief Night Auditor, 2003 - 2004
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Currently
Arlington, VA
Previously
Hyattsville, MD - Washington, DC - Norfolk, VA - Sasebo, Japan - Charleston, SC - Newport, RI - Rota, Spain - Kaneohe, HI - Richmond, VA
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Dorky urbanist queerbot and wannabe powerbear manufactures gender and takes your calls.
Introduction
Dorky, nouveau-poor bearish urbanist queerbot breaking into a career in sustainable infrastructure wonkery, reveling in the artifice of gender, and exploring the environments where these things intersect. I also bounce people in and out of buildings.
Bragging rights
Published graduate thesis on how to save transit in southeastern Virginia while an undergrad. (16,000+ hits on Scribd!) http://www.scribd.com/doc/30544291/Changing-Tack-In-Hampton-Roads-Sustainable-Transportation-Policy-Alternatives-for-Southeastern-Virginia
Education
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Urban Studies and Geography, 2006 - present
  • Tidewater Community College
    Social Sciences, 2002 - 2005
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My favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the world! The decor is tasteful, the food is excellent, and Binyam and the rest of the staff really make you feel like family. I love the shrimp tibs, something innovative I've never been able to find in DC.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Everyone at my office goes to the Georgetown TbSP, so I finally went there and had their smoked turkey bacon sub. OMG, I haven't had a sandwich like this since I was in Spain. Their baguettes are awesomely textured, flavorful and richly accessorize their fresh ingredients. And the only Caesar salad I've had of this quality is probably my father's, which he learned from a Cordon Bleu chef. So amazing!
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