Tag: commuting

A Short Rant About Mapping Apps

J Owen Grundy Park | Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back camera | 1.54 mm | f/2.4

I have used mapping apps since I've had my first iPhone, an iPhone 4. At first, Apple Maps used data from Google, but after a falling out, Apple contracted with TomTom for data. This was a near disaster for Apple but overtime Apple improved the product. I stuck with all these years but I always…

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Sunday Paper - Cybersecurity, Writing, Molecular Coffee, NJ Transit, Fish Tube, Stop Being Positive

CC0 by Kevin Mueller on Unsplash

Jim Grey on how he can write a new blog post almost every day. I write about whatever I want — it’s a personal blog after all. Anything is subject fodder. I write about photography and cameras a lot because it’s a lifelong interest and I’ve found my largest, most engaged audience there. Yes, I…

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Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal —Apple iPhone 7 + iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 @ (3.99 mm, 0.000 sec at f/1.8, ISO20), © Khürt L. Williams

My client has run out of office space in their Northern New Jersey location. They are seeking new office space. It is interesting to listen to some of the employees speculate about where the company may relocate and whether the new location would be close to a train station. Commuting in New Jersey can be…

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Google Maps Adds Commuting Features

Google Maps Adds Commuting Features (macstories.net)

The update will include a dedicated ‘Commute’ tab in the Maps app. After users identify their commute, Google Maps will provide live traffic data about the route. The Android app will also include notifications about delays as they happen so you can adjust your trip.


Google Maps will also support mixed-mode commutes. That means, for example, commuters who travel by car, train, and on foot will see commute information relevant to each leg of their journey. Real-time bus and train tracking is being added in 80 cities worldwide too.

My number one complaint about mapping software has been solved by Google. This feature will certainly help me with planning my client and personal trips into Manhattan. Apple is time to catch-up.

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New York City by car, bus, train, bicycle and on foot

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https://duncanstephen.co.uk/there-are-better-ways-to-get-around-town/ by Duncan Stephen (Duncan Stephen)

As cities become ever-more crowded, and with an autonomous revolution about to kick off, now is the time to radically rethink how our streets are designed. The days of cars taking priority have to end, and to encourage active travel — cycling and walking. It will make us all feel better and be safer.

Colin, I’m convinced that any initiative that doesn't take into account the unique nature of New York City will have unintended negative consequences. The New York Times article is lacking in perspective. While I understand the desire to tame traffic and make walking and biking safer, and I applaud efforts to do so, most of…

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Work and Rest

Grand Central Terminal, New York | Saturday 22 June, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
https://colinwalker.blog/10-05-2018-1706/ by Colin WalkerColin Walker (colinwalker.blog)

# A new comment from Matt and a post from Doug Belshaw within 13 minutes of each other made me think again about sleep and the work/life balance.
Matt mentioned his sleep routine (done properly) and Doug quoted a piece from The Washington Post that mentioned how Robert Owens proposed that a workers...

This is not what I want to read right before starting a new gig that requires travel to Manhattan. I live near Princeton, New Jersey. The commute has been bad over the last few years and will soon worsen. I actually used the challenge of th commute to negotiate a higher rate for my next…

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