Thoughtful essay that opens with Martha Stewart calling him a wimp.
Looking at this I realized why our planetarium needs to be a tilted dome. We want to model the earth, fly-overs, and fly-throughs, not just the sky. We'll deal with normal flat projection another way.
Coming from Honda. But it still produces carbon dioxide.
Grants given by NYSERDA last February
This article is 3 years old:
And on another front:
Nothing new here, but has grabbed some attention. Most interesting is a comment about European "feed-in tariffs." You can feed generated energy back into the grid here in the U.S. to offset your bill, but in Spain, for instance, you would get a 5X credit for as long as 25 years. This has created a huge incentive for development of alternative energy generation.
Gotta keep the van running a little longer.
Simplest tutorial ever, to learn how to create a Mac application.
I like Google Earth more, but as long as I'm pointing to code someone else might use...
A high resolution section of Google Earth misses the ruins of Palenque, ending just past the museum and visitor center. Here's a KMZ file of the museum location.
I should know by now I am no coder, but this explains it so well that it is tempting. And we do owe Google Earth Outreach some good KML.
A short profile of Samantha, whom we visited tonight. You'll see friends Faye and Fred in the video also. An amazing family.
Via Mike Ruggeri on the Aztlan list
Chris Shaw's book on the Usumacinta discussed by fellow Adirondacks folks.
Starts around 1:30 into the discussion, goes for about 5 minutes.
More on the organizations proposing submerged microhydro generation on the Usumacinta.
A proposal for four submerged generators on the Usumacinta has been announced. They would be built at La Linea, El Porvenir, Isla El Cayo, and Yaxchilan.
The proposal has been submitted by La Asociación de Generadores con Energía Renovable (Ager) to the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Guatemala. According to the proposal, the generators would produce 300 megawatts without disrupting the flow of the river. But the access roads and power lines that would be built would promote forest invasion and destruction. Claims of no environmental impact are not telling the whole story.
More information when I get it.
Carlos Catalan, killed by a gunman. Cristobal Perez, stabbed by a man sent by oil interests.
Over 100 other cases of NGO and government environmentalists, in a report to be issued Dec. 14.
Re: Amazon, Kindle, 1984, etc.
iTunes feed, RSS feed, download. Fantastic resource.
Hitting the wall. This is my New Year's resolution.
Walk in a straight line on the outside (or inside) of a sphere and you will return to the place you started.
I worked for this outfit in 1980-81. Is there a dome in our future?
In the Sierra del Lacandon and Laguna del Tigre, invasions and destruction of forest and archaeological sites.
Lyn was reading Baudrillard soon after I met her. I knew that some day I would have to tackle his work.
I was led to this by Howard Rheingold's observation:
...unless we know, and know soon, whether or not the web as it is developing can revitalize the public sphere, all other philosophical conversations may be mooted by the rise of disinfotainment, disinformocracy, and the actual emergence of the simulation that we don’t recognize as a simulation described by Baudrillard.
Yes, I'm Google-obsessed these days. See what comes of it.
Short story from 1909. Recommended.