This is a double weblog maintained by Nick Aster ( ) It's primary focus is urban and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on transportation and occasional wanderings into other areas.

Why two columns?
Well, first of all, it's more interesting to read about really exciting things and really lousy things than just basic news. Things that are great should be praised and encouraged, whereas idiotic things should be criticised and learnt from. So I decided to do both at the same time for a little balance. Even so, the good should always outweigh the bad, so you may find the brilliance collumn to be more full.

What's 646 Industries?
It's my old domain name. I simply can't be bothered right now to find a better one. If you've got any ideas please let me know.


Guest authors always welcomed! Feel free to write to and tell me all about it. I would be more than happy to include worthy submissions including photos.


The following people have been kind enough to reference this site, or are otherwise worth reading!

This blog is actually two blogs which are available in XML, and RDF format.

Beyond Brilliance: XML
Beyond Brilliance: RDF

Beyond Stupidity: XML
Beyond Stupidity: RDF

Everything on this site is entirely my opinion and if I've offended anyone, I apologize.

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