Looking for possible shared spaces that are NOT Second Life. Here's one way to do it.
I met some of the authors of this report in 2006, and I was concerned that they were too narrowly focussed on energy benefits while minimizing the environmental and cultural impacts. The final report shows that they considered all issues, and concluded that by almost any measure it was not feasible.
The report analyzed the project with four criteria in mind: financial feasibility; economic efficiency; the distribution of costs and benefits; and environmental sustainability.
Online virtual version of the maps exhibit at Field Museum.
My weekend project.
Introduction to microcontrollers with Arduino
From Sir Arthur C. Clarke
His question on small turbines in the first paragraph caught my eye.
Seems to be just annoying in your email. But the extent is staggering, as outlined in this excellent report.
Not sure I could go this far, but this site is always intriguing.
I am a little late posting more good news from Guatemala, that Elaine Schele sent a couple of weeks ago. The Hospitalito in Santiago Atitlan has broken ground on the new hospital, after a recovery and reconstruction effort following a mudslide that wiped out the old Hospital. Here's a great photo set of the new bodega on site.
You can be part of this great project:
The results of the Guatemalan elections are in, and it's a victory for the center-left candidate over the ex-military leader. Thanks to Lyn Dickey for the news, and highest hopes for all our friends in Guatemala.
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A Google Map of the Green Buildings built by Mary Spink in the Lower East Side, New York City. Click the bright green placemarkers for address and info on the buildings, click the big square for the energy efficient design principles.
I'm next door in Chiapas, in the mountains, wet but not flooded. Anything like this turns the homes of our friends in Palenque into a swirling river with trees. No news yet.