Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Another eminent domain seizure

Filed under: — adam @ 11:08 pm

Conflicting marketing message

Filed under: — adam @ 6:17 pm

New London, Connecticut is’s #1 most affordable city for 2005:

“The living costs measured in the new Salary Value Index include housing, food, transportation, utilities and state taxes. The index also factors in an area’s employment and job-growth rates.

What it does not account for are quality-of-life issues, such as culture, school systems and the weather.”

… or, you know, the fact that the city may seize your house and knock it down.

Criminals are using stolen social security numbers to file false unemployment claims

Filed under: — adam @ 2:32 pm

“File a false unemployment claim and you can receive $400 per week for 26 weeks. Do it for 100 Social Security numbers and you’ve made a quick $1.04 million. It’s tough to make crime pay much better than that.”

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