Friday, August 08, 2008

Random Friday afternoon musings.....

PBT today touches upon the pension problems locally and across the state
PG talks about the differing projections being made for what revenue a Pittsburgh casino would bring in. Not sure its a big surprise that there is a range of projections given how many unknowns there are. But if you want to look at a projection of Pittsburgh casino revenue that is at least objective in that it is not tied to any particular project or developer you can look at this study from a few years ago that said a Pgh casino would grow from 377 to 405 million annually over the first 5 years of operation.

Maybe Pittsburgh is a desert? Missed this, but last week the Smoking Gun had an update on court filings in the case pitting a local household vs. Google over their street view program.

Why are people always trying to blow up Pittsburgh. Governing has a proto-review of movie filming here that uses Pittsburgh as the background for a post-disaster wasteland. Great.

An ADB put this up first, but I had seen this list worth burying on the fastest dying cities compiled by Forbes. How did we keep ourselves off that list?

and from BFD... again just up the pike there is an interesting wiki project: There is an interesting map being generated of their ongoing corruption investigations. Yes yes, I know from innumerable emails I have received and indirect connections about the Pittsburgh Wiki project (not to be confused with the Pittsburgh Wikipedia project). It's a decent idea and I will keep an eye on it. Some years ago, a few readers of this blog set up a Pittsburgh development wiki, but I think it withered because I just didnt have time to help out much. If this new wiki goes over well, I may need to revisit the old idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Top dying cities.

It seems that Forbes might have a soft spot for the 'Burgh. It recently ranking us as one of the top-10 up-and-coming tech hubs in the U.S. I suppose that it would be tough to also rank us as one of the top-10 dying cities.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 12:16:00 PM  

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