When to buy new technology

Here’s a pretty cool website decide.com geared to helping you decide whether to bite the bullet and buy that new TV, laptop or camera.

Decide.com home screen

You can also vote for new upcoming categories.  It will let you know whether you should buy now, if prices are going up, or whether not to, if a new model is coming out soon.  Check it out, it’s pretty neat.

San Francisco Crime Statistics

There’s a new spot you can check out crime statistics; Trulia.  Trulia is a real estate website that caters to real estate consumers; giving them the chance to search listings, get real estate information and ask real estate agents questions.

As for the crime statistics, they pull that from the San Francisco Police Department, so it is updated whenever the police department does it.  Each map looks a little different.  The Trulia map is pretty well done on a citywide level-set up like a heat map that you can click on and drill down into specific areas.  The other two, CrimeMapping and CrimeReports give information based on your input of an address onto the site.  And then there is Megan’s Law where you can see if your neighbors are offenders.

Here are some sites to check out crime statistics;

www.trulia.com/crime

www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/sanfrancisco

www.crimereports.com

www.meganslaw.ca.gov

AT&T U-Verse Boxes given go ahead

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has ok’d AT&Ts proposed U-Verse Box installation without the requirement of an Environmental Impact Study.  The boxes are plain ugly and graffiti magnets.    Shame that AT&T was given the green light without much restriction.  Permits are still necessary, so there is likely to be some neighborhood fights left.  I imagine ultimately AT&T will get their way and install all they originally planned.