Prius exec dies in plane crash

David Hermance, executive engineer for environment engineering at the Toyota Technical Center USA in California, was a key figure behind the success of Toyota’s popular Prius hybrid cars… died in a plane crash. “When that car came out, no one knew what it was,” said Bill Reinert, a Toyota national Read more…

Comment Spam and Akismet

In an effort to boot reader participation though comments I recently turned off the requirement that comment posters be registered users on the site. Knowing this was an open door for comment spam, I took the plunge hoping that Akismet would help weed out the spams. This morning I checked, Read more…

Remembering Thanksgiving

According to Wikipedia: “U.S. tradition associates [Thanksgiving] with a meal held in 1621 by the Wampanoag [American Indians] and the Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This element continues in modern times with the Thanksgiving dinner, often featuring turkey, playing a large role in the celebration of Thanksgiving. … The Read more…