Meg guest posts at Kottke: Please consider this letter notice of your termination, effective immediately. Despite clear expectations and requirements — January temperatures not to exceed 40° F, consistent snow and blustery conditions, minimum of one blizzard with white-out per annum, &c. &c. — you have failed to date to meet expectations and deliver even [...]
A little break from macs, web and the digital world: Medecins Sans Frontieres publishes a list every year of the Top ten under-reported humanitarian stories of 2005. Congo, Chechnya, Haiti, India, Sudan, Somalia, Colombia, Uganda and Ivory Coast. People dying, and (almost) no press coverage. There’s also a Flash version. If you live in Norway, [...]
How many feet/meters above sea level are you? Trace the water you drink from rainfall to your tap. Point north. Is the soil under your feet, more clay, sand, rock or silt? From what direction do storms generally come? Name five native edible plants in your neighborhood and the season(s) they are available. Have a [...]
“If you were 52 years-old and worth $50 billion would you go to work every day when you’ve been all over the earth and seen the difference you could make?” asks Niall Kennedy. Exactly.
If you have a blog, MySpace, LiveJournal, whatever… DO link to the most stupid ad ever made. And feel free to call the link “most stupid ad ever made”. Here are the slogans that ends the first of two 60-second “masterpieces” (you can see both of them on the page as both QT and WMV). [...]
It’s the 8th of March. Not only my uncle’s birthday, but also the International Womens day. I’m supporting the Blog against sexism campaign. “Bhutan” on Flickr, by babasteve. Have a look at some of the links and facts here. Women are poorer. Women constitute about 70% of the world’s absolute poor – those living on [...]
If this is true, it’s very good news. The Idea behind the current crop of Hybrid cars is well known; the cars main energy comes from gasoline which recharges batteries that move the car at low speeds. Hydraulic Hybrids work in the same manner, only instead of batteries, excess energy is stored in hydraulic cylinders.That [...]
It’s sad what’s happening around the world. Just sad. Some very good points about the situation is made by Ibn Warraq in Spiegel online. Also have a look at all the discussions and the pictures at Flickr, here, here and here.
Boingboing writes about an article in NY Times, about how pollution from China pollutes the air in the USA: China is already the world’s second-biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to surpass the United States as the biggest. Roughly a third of China is exposed to acid rain. A recent study by [...]
Gizmodo reports that Apple has shrunk the box of the new iLife package. “If there’s one thing that really stands out about Apple lately, it’s that its products keep getting smaller and smaller. Just as Apple shrank the iPod with the nano (and subsequently its packaging), the company’s latest consumer software offerings are also arriving [...]
Spencer Reiss at Wired thinks high US gas prices is good: For anyone with a fresh idea, expensive oil is as good as a subsidy – with no political strings attached. Indeed, every extra penny you pay at the pump is an incentive for some aspiring energy mogul to find another fuel. Be sure to [...]
Very good analysis of costs etc with a hydrid car compared to petrol cars. While no “green” person would ever advocate buying a hybrid for purely economic reasons, it is painfully obvious that existing hybrids lack the ability to make up for their steep prices with gas savings. While a hybrid would present significant savings [...]
Brian Wilson has a brilliant idea. He personally calls everyone who donates more than 100 US dollars to the hurricane wictims. Yes, he calls you personally and talks with you for a few minutes. What a nice gesture. AND – he as his wife Melinda will match the amount of money you give. Thank you, [...]
Lovely Cameron Diaz has two Priuses. Both looks and brains. How can you not like that?
“American experts named three major and realistic catastrophe scenarios that could cost the lives of thousands: 1. A great earthquake in California. 2. A terrorist attack 3. The flooding of New Orleans” This is the claim in a discussion on Flickr. Have anyone seen this list before? Who made it? If it’s true, it would [...]