St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bus strikes, kills advocate of bicycle safety

One of the country’s top experts on bicycle and pedestrian safety was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a tour bus while crossing a downtown intersection.

Susie Stephens, 36, of Winthrop, Wash., was fatally struck shortly after 8:30 a.m. as she tried to cross eastbound at Fourth and Chestnut streets. The driver of the Vandalia Bus Lines vehicle told police he did not see Stephens as he made a left turn from eastbound Chestnut Street onto northbound Fourth Street.

This is really quite amazing.

I’m back

It looks like the craziness that resulted from the network upgrade has finally come to an end. I’ve got Theologia patched back up, everything’s running smoothly, life is good.

Jumpline Downgrade

I host on, who recently did a massive upgrade across their entire system. New mail services, new account management, new backbone connectivity, new servers, etc. They did not send out any advance warning… they just did it. The first sign of trouble was when they restored a two-week old view of our content after the upgrade. Then the email woes began, followed by the disk allocation problems, followed by multiple restorations of the site content to various backups, each time wiping out any new content posted.

It has not been pleasant. However, the new services are excellent, and the servers run significantly faster, and the price remains terrific. I have been holding off on any new blog posts since it was likely that they would be wiped out anyway. Hopefully, the pain is behind us.