Hi all - tt's been a few weeks since I've gotten around to posting at DIYcity, so I wanted to give a quick update.
One reason I've been posting less to DIYcity is that I started a blog on johngeraci.com (check it out here). I did this b/c I was getting the urge to write about things on DIYcity that weren't totally appropriate to the focus of this space. DIYcity has never been a ponderous place - it's always been a place for action, for building, and for discussion about these things. In the past few months I'd gotten away from that and wanted to restore that feeling here. So from now on, my thinky posts go on my blog, and DIYcity is for building, and talking about building. That means less content here but more focus and direction. I think that will be a good thing in the long run.
Next: the idea for the Apps for Everywhere contest continues to mature and take shape. It's making a lot more sense now, and we've got a few groups behind the scenes expressing interest in helping out in various ways. So that is looking increasingly do-able, interesting and valuable. I think we'll probably make a call on whether or not to green-light it over the holidays, and get on it quickly if it's a go.
Join the Apps for Everywhere Google Group if you want to chime in on the discussion that is giving shape to the idea.
Lastly, I wanted to call people's attention to a good post by dpk the other day about accessibility to police information in Milwaukee. It raises some questions that would be great to get into in more depth in a broader context at some point. Dpk posted it to Milwaukee, so I wanted to call others' attention to it as well.
That's all for now. The last few weeks of 2010 will be quiet here as I'll be up in Montreal (if anyone reading lives up there, get in touch with me, maybe we can get coffee and discuss the road ahead for DIY cities.)
More to come, as always...