Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Eating Jell-O With Chopsticks

quote [ Can ordinary people be taught how to navigate a dozen opaque unresponsive agencies and corporations in order to eventually build a mom and pop shop or a duplex? Maybe. Could all the rules be changed to make traditional incremental development legal again? In theory… sure. But the process is like eating Jell-O with chopsticks: slow, tedious, and thoroughly unsatisfying. Count me out. So what are the alternatives? ]

A Jeff Vogel rant reminded me of this introduction of trying to support sustainable urban societies by a initiative called IncDev.

Now all of this sounds very North American to my ears but the part where one is torn between self-explotation and being a rather meaningless cog is relatable.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:01pmGMT]


mechanical contrivance said @ 12:55pm GMT on 29th Aug [Score:1 Insightful]
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:16pm GMT on 28th Aug
Eating jello with chopsticks is easy if you don’t butcher it into a pile of muck. Just make it a touch firmer and lift, don’t squeeze.
rylex said @ 2:39am GMT on 29th Aug [Score:2]
right. you eat it like rice. lift or scrape/push. dont squeeze.

i ate with chopsticks the entire year of 2001. everything. my only utensil i allowed myself was chopsticks. can still use them ambidexterously to simultaneously eat as well.
lilmookieesquire said @ 4:48am GMT on 31st Aug
Lol sorry that was suppose to be insightful but still no backsides I suppose <3
ethanos said @ 1:42pm GMT on 29th Aug [Score:2]
and, like with tofu, just cut it into cubes.
ethanos said @ 1:39pm GMT on 29th Aug
woohoo! a post about urbanism!
Paracetamol said @ 3:19pm GMT on 29th Aug
Oh, there are some more bookmarks, if you want. I'll make this a streak then.
ethanos said @ 4:50pm GMT on 29th Aug
Pretty good article, too. It covers a lot of territory: mixed use zoning, do-it-yourself improvement, backyard infill. It's basically a corporate world vs. individual enterprise, but focused on how to make neighborhoods livable again.

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