Addicted to novelty since 2001

Apartment Web Sites

BoingBoing points to a weblog run by tenants of a LA apartment building. While that’s pretty cool, my building has a whole Web site that includes a discussion forum. This is not only handy for discussing building issues, but also provides a handy repository for things like strata minutes (you’re legally required to provide all of these to potential buyers). It’s all down to our particularly geeky and effective building manager.

As a side note, I recently observed how technology can improve our lives in tiny but perceptible ways. For security, our building manager installed cameras in most common areas. The camera feeds rotate on channel 39 in our building, and enable you to assess how busy the gym and pool are.