All The Books I Read In 2023

Some notes and quotes from the books I have read this year: Arbitrary Lines Zoning is a relatively recent invention (~1920) and its purpose was to “prop up incumbent property values, slow the growth of cities, segregate the United States based on race and class, and enforce an urban ideal of detached single-family housing.” Three ways zoning increases housing costs: Blocking housing altogether, either by blocking new housing, prohibiting affordable housing or restraining density By forcing housing that is built to be higher quality than residents might want through minimum lot sizes, minimum floor area requirements and minimum parking requirements By adding extra layers of review to the permitting process that take time and money. [Read More]

Walk in Homer Watson Park and the Grand River Trail

Some photos from a walk along the Grand River in Homer Watson Park, across the river and along the Grand River Trail on the other side.

View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
Trail in Homer Watson Park
Trail in Homer Watson Park
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
Bridge to cross the river
Bridge to cross the river
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
Pioneer Memorial Tower
Pioneer Memorial Tower
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River
View of the Grand River

Walks 

What I Read or Listened to This Week

The Future of pbpstats.com

When I first started working on an NBA stats website it was for two primary reasons: to be able to easily look up stats I wanted to look up that were not easy to find elsewhere and to improve my own software development skills. I built a website with one user in mind - myself. Over the last year I have stopped following basketball as seriously as I used to, so the amount of time I’m willing to spend building and maintaining the site has dropped significantly. [Read More]

What I Read or Listened to This Week