I'm going. Really.
And the superset:
Maybe they'll want to discuss our (future) vintage airstream podcasting studio.
And another thing
1958 - 1963 Overlander - Airstream Forums
Guess our Airstream podcasting studio on the second floor is rather tame. This site has reuse of many industrial items, including airplanes.
I may not need this immediately - CBS News here wants footage of yesterday's press conference but may be able to convert it themselves. How to get quality output of standard definition from EX1 HD material.
...continues to be difficult, despite court orders to relocate invading communities.
It's getting closer - only 6 or 7 blocks away from the new Girls Club site. Maybe by 2010, when we'll need it.
Paul Graham is writing from a programmer's point of view but he has an interesting perspective.
Via Daring Fireball
Sixty-five million Americans depend on broadband services for work, education, entertainment and communications but many others have no access to broadband, Tellabs asserts.
The United States ranks 15th globally in broadband penetration measured against population, Tellabs says, citing data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
The company’s survey also found that 81 percent think America should use some of the current Universal Service Fund (USF) to expand rural broadband. USF is designed to fund telecommunications services in rural areas of the country.
It also found that 79 percent of respondents think where you live should not dictate broadband availability, and 77 percent believe economic status should not determine broadband availability.
100,000 downloads of iPhone SDK. All of Google's servers to play with. Every Mac geek running his iPhone batteries down, looking for an angry fix.
No wait, that's Allen Finsberg reading Howl
Maybe if I stay up all night it will come to me...
The real winner here is Google precisely because it lost. Google committed to bidding the minimum $4.6 billion that would trigger open device and open application rules that it had lobbied for, but nobody seriously thought it actually wanted to win the auction. Building out and operating a wireless network is a much lower-margin business than search advertising, and even leasing out the spectrum would have been a distraction. But by putting its $4.6 billion on the table early, it was able to dictate the new rules of the game. Rules that Verizon is now stuck with. All Google really wants are broadband wireless networks that cannot discriminate against Google mobile apps or Android phones no matter who operates them.
Just in time for our installation - cheaper silicon, other technolodgies.
Andrew is speaking today at Baylor on his experiences in the Sierra del Lacandon. I had a taste of it in 2004 with him and Charles Golden.
Out of the rut.
In San Benito, Peten, a drug bust captured a notebook containing records of police who were on the take and stores that were selling for the narcos. The viceminister of security who announced it to the press was fired by presidential decree a few hours after the announcement. The viceminister was also the lawyer for a group of "usurpados", illegal invaders of public, protected lands who set up private ranches that may provide infrastructure and landing strips for drug smugglers.
From Intel. For rural areas.
In the Atlantic Monthly. At least ditch the lawns and plant gardens for food.
For 60 years, Americans have pushed steadily into the suburbs, transforming the landscape and (until recently) leaving cities behind. But today the pendulum is swinging back toward urban living, and there are many reasons to believe this swing will continue. As it does, many low-density suburbs and McMansion subdivisions, including some that are lovely and affluent today, may become what inner cities became in the 1960s and ’70s—slums characterized by poverty, crime, and decay.
Some Google funding for this competition to design bike racks for New York.
It's been five years since my first real trip down the Usumacinta River. The photo above is from an impromptu demonstration which our group in 2003 staged in defense of the river.
Tomorrow, March 14 is the 2008 International Day of Action for Rivers.
The fight to prevent dams on Southeast Asia’s last longest remaining free flowing river. Other news on threatened rivers linked from this site as well.
From Dan Phiffer via Boing Boing.
Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth.
I found the names of a couple of old colleagues in this post. Mark Miano are you out there?
OK, I'm psyched again. After the C4C (Center for Community) is built, I'll be the white-haired, white-bearded guy knocking on doors with little mesh boxes (see photo of Michael Burmeister-Brown in the next link).
One developer already chafing under the restrictions Apple has built into the (beta) version of the SDK. The discussion in comments is smart and shows a variety of opinions out there.
Champion of India's lepers and outcastes. The Indian government liked that. But they didn't like his activism in preserving rivers and opposing dams. He died in February at age 93.
Guess I should know this song, by a group called La Barranca. Here are the lyrics.
And voice. Ready for the TouchWall at the Girls Club in 2 years.
A collection of 69 models of green buildings, viewable in Sketchup and Google Earth.
About as far from Macabilero as you can get. But with a giant new cell phone tower in La Tecnica, the Sierra del Lacandon may actually have coverage. Bizarre.
In the Sierra del Lacandon Park, in an area where illegal settlers were evicted in 2006 - eight leaders of new invasions are being sought by authorities.
Accompanying Guatemalan news video shows the settlements and the families who were removed. In a country still recovering from a civil war, seeing soldiers evicting peasants is painful and inflammatory. But the Sierra del Lacandon is the last large remnant of the tropical forest in the Maya region, and is protected by legislation. This is the point of conflict between conservation and social justice.
For my own 2006 video on the region (it will take a while to download):
Maya Frontier (iPod m4v video, 217 mb, 18:30)
A new organized invasion of national park land in near Yaxha, the archaeological site near Tikal in Peten, Guatemala. The invaders are leading a larger group to settle and clear jungle there.
From Glenn Fleishman.
Yeah, peak oil. A model that shows how an oil-exporting country can quickly become a net importer, due to rising domestic demand. Mexico is on track for this to happen in five years.
When such a relentlessly upbeat website as Worldchanging considers disaster survival, you pay attention. Following links and comments, I added a few more useful threads. Most enlightening were posts from people who survived the siege of Sarajevo, West Coast fires, and hurricanes.