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Imagine what can be achieved when older spaces are repurposed.

Vice article on repurposed spaces has great shots of Collinwood Recreation Center, Bell Works, and Grand Plaza

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Hacking and Hiking

I had my doubts on the discovery of Forrest Fenn’s treasure since the finder wanted to remain anonymous and didn’t reveal the location where it was found. Pictures of Forrest Fenn with the treasure reinforce the suspicion that it was either never hidden or hidden in a place that was not legal to search.

We have a few details, name of finder and state where found, thanks to a lawsuit that claims the finder got there by hacking a computer and stealing the solve. The lawsuit claims the “stolen treasure” was in New Mexico. The treasure location was revealed to be in Wyoming. Way to narrow it down, just under 100,000 square miles to search. Might as well be a Fargo fence post treasure search. Fortunately the hacking claim was filed in New Mexico, not Florida, so it didn’t come with an armed raid to grab the computers in the house.


In my mind I’m going to Carolina

Travel blogger finds a way to keep busy while locked down during the Covid pandemic.

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A rose by any other name can still give you Mesothelioma.

The festive O in the sign hides the dirty truth.

A sign welcoming people to Asbestos Quebec

Remediation is seen as a drain on local economies. A failure to mark the leftovers as lethal means the piles will be disturbed for years to come as companies mine sift through the tailing piles for other other minerals.

One bright spot is that the process to extract magnesium destroys the asbestos fibers. No mention of how fibers will not become airborne while the tailing piles are dug up with large equipment.


Can’t get there from here.

Found this article about the last 40 acres of old forest in New York City while looking for use of the word “edified” with trees.

Since the article is from 1999, the first question is, “is this still a thing”. Harder to find than I expected since google wants to show me the netflix show Hemlock Grove which is about a town in Pennsylvania, even with New York City in the search terms.

Turns out the correct search term is now, “Thain Family Forest”