Huangyangtan, China

I think everyone here will agree with me, Google Maps is just cool! You can browse all around the globe looking at things. Tall things, deep things, grand things, and scary things… Like a little area in China… [ Google Map ] At first glance it’s just another part of Read more…

Nigeria orders a million OLPCs

What is the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Initiative? Just like it sounds, the OLPC initiative aims at supplying one laptop per child. The laptop’s concept has been to supply children around the world with low power, battery, plug-in, or hand-crank, Linux-based laptop. The aim is to be able to Read more…

This is ponderous

Back in highshool I grew to like a group called 2Nu. They had a song called “This is Ponderous” which got attention all over the air-waves. It prompted me to buy their album where I discovered many interesting and pleasant songs. Three of my favorites weren’t so much songs as Read more…

Electricity

Ali’s post about how a 3-year old thinks about a power failure got me thinking about self-sustainability again. He huffed and he puffed My neighbor (Russell Kuck) has a wind turbine in his back yard. I’ve never met him (he lives a couple miles away), but I have talked to Read more…

Internet Urban Legends

I’m usually a cool-headed guy, and when someone sends me an email that seems suspicious (especially one that’s been forward to a gazillion people), I usually so a little research to try and verify its claims. For example: No, congress isn’t “on the verge” of making us pay for email Read more…