IBM Moving Smart Grids Up on the To-Do List →
In May we talked about Xcel starting up a smart grid system in Boulder. Now IBM may play a role in how that project unfolds, as well as many other smart grid pilot programs. IBM is…
Change Congress: The Cure →
Yesterday, we reviewed Lawrence Lessig’s diagnosis that Congress needed fundamental change because the influence of money has corroded our ability to trust the institution to get the “2+2=4” basic…
¡Faugh a ballagh, me boys!
Just passed by 2 unmarked cop cars. Secs later saw un-uniformed cops, with automatics, cuffing several guys in middle of road. BRAAZILLLLL.
Remember when people wanted the WTO to die? Well,... →
(((“World Trade Organization” soon to be replaced by the new “Haplessly Shovel All World Money Into the Hands of Authoritarian Petrocrats Organization.” Try protesting against…
McCain paid a year's salary since he showed up to... →
$51,345.08 - Senate salary John McCain has ‘earned’ since he last showed up in the Senate to perform his job on April 9, 2008. $48,201.00 - The median household income in the US in 2006. As
Capstone to Develop a Solar-Powered Microturbine →
Capstone Turbine Corporation has received an order from HelioFocus for the development and modification of Capstone Turbine’s C65 (65 kW) MicroTurbine to operate on solar energy.
Anything that goes into my wallet seems to become disgusting, dirty, and most importantly, de-magnetized.
Everybody follow @ExxonMobilCorp They’re taking on the world’s toughest energy challenges! They’ve come to kick ass and chew bubblegum! Yah!
synthesis: The Need for Fuels Produced Using... →
Scenes from the Grease Wars - Boston Magazine →
Scenes from the Grease Wars - Boston Magazine Source: www.bostonmagazine.c… How sky-high energy prices and green chic turned Hub restaurants’ used fryer oil into a prize…
We were sucked,” Tony Barlage says. “I’d bet my ass on it.– Scenes from the Grease Wars, Boston Magazine
Completely short on time, I can only satisfy my weekly blog hit by simply posting what I have here…lacking even active links. Sorry folks. But some of it is pretty interesting, starting with some…
Penguins are washing up on the shore here, apparently driven north by polluted waters. Penguins. It was 28C today. Penguins.
The favelas of today are tomorrow’s quaint and expensive historical districts - organic growth is rarely valued during the growth itself.
Romanticsm is the belief that rural poverty is inherently superior to urban poverty.
Book Review: Barbara Ehrenreich's "This Land Is... →
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation By Barbara Ehrenreich Metropolitan Books, New York: 2008 256 pages, $24.00 In a process that had begun in the 1980s and suddenly…
I want NetNewsWire for the iPhone to sync with google reader, dammit!
Also want the bakery to have those strange Brazilian semi-donuts again.
New McCain Ad Bashes Obama for Not Visiting Troops Using Footage of Obama...– Political Punch, via Daily Kos
It just poured for exactly 10 seconds.
DIY: Milk Crate Furniture →
Shared by l.k. milk crates have a special place in my heart, and a stack in the backyard. what else combines whimsy, function, and threats of prosecution in such a portable format? Milk crates…
My sacred cows are not your sacred cows, the end.
The Trip: When Obama Became Acting President →
“We have one president at a time,” Mr. Obama is careful to say. True, but the sitting president, a lame duck despised by voters and shunned by his own party’s candidates, now has all…
Wonkette: “Frenetic Muppet Sarkozy” …best description of the french president thus far.
More and more, it seems that the reaction most people have to poverty - particularly urban poverty - is more aesthetic than it is moral.
We just got a copy of Mathew Honan’s new book, Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle,...– Barack Obama recommended a book for you on iRead. Ken Layne - Wonkette: A Goofy Book For Obamatards Full disclosure: I bought Peyote buttons and Adderall from Ken Layne in the men’s bathroom of Golden Gate Park for decades. (via emptyage)
Got your Brasilian culture right here: http://twitpic.com/5d8v
Fannie Mae Bailout: Taxing America’s Poorest... →
Count me in with Philip Greenspun: In Roman times the employees of Fannie Mae would be decimated, i.e., they would draw lots and 90 percent of them would beat the unlucky 10 percent to death with…
Hedge Fund Has Water Rights for Three Glaciers →
Shared by Colin Ashe whoa. A Canadian hedge is hoping to make good returns off of water rights it bought for three glaciers in Northern Europe. Seems like these rights also last 95 years, so…
I hate Steampunk, and hope its babies are born dead.
Trying, basically, to bring the ideas of crowdsourcing and transparent (‘open source’) leadership processes to some Brasilian MPA students.
When In Doubt, Invade →
The whole thing is good. But this is my favorite graf from Fred Kaplan’s Slate article about McCain’s foreign policy ‘experience’ … It may be time to reassess this narrative’s premise—or to…
McCain Tricks Obama Into Massive Global Win →
Like so many McCain campaign disasters — choosing Phil “Poor People Suck” Gramm as financial adviser or announcing a press conference on an oil rig during a hurricane — it probably seemed…
McCain’s Masterful ‘Attention-Getting’ Scheme... →
Ha, so get this. John McCain and pals very recently came up with the MEDIA PLOY OF THE CENTURY: they were going to Take The Media Back from Barack Obama during his big speech in Berlin tomorrow,…
except twitter dropped it. DAMN YOU FAILWHALE
*finally* going to see The Dark Knight.
that last one was @guitarzandy. ME TYPE PRETTY ONE DAY
if subcultures form a long tail, ‘hipsters’ are just another slice of the tall head. all the rest of the commentary seems pretty frivolous.
“Where are you, my ratty-assed compadre?”
Hey Tumblr, could you stop fucking up my imported feeds?