On Tuesday of this week, the totter returned to action after a long period of inactivity. We reprised a theme with some previous history on the totter: real-time parking data. This time around, the live-data feed on parking space availability, which is streamed to the web by Ann Arbor’s Downtown Development Authority, has been piped into a telephone system.
The guy who did that: Fred Posner.
He doesn’t work for the city of Ann Arbor, the Downtown Development Authority, or Republic Parking. To get a little insight into what led him to undertake such a project, and if you want the number to call, you’re going to have to read Fred’s Talk. [Here's documentation on how he accomplished the data-to-telephone part.]
Apologies for the illegible titles in the video. The whole thing lasts less than a minute, and is, I think, worth suffering through the awful titles.
[Editor's note: HD is "Homeless Dave, a.k.a. Dave Askins, editor of The Ann Arbor Chronicle.]