https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWWZzulXLFE It's high time we were able to come home and place our mobile phones in a dock that's connected to a display, keyboard and mouse, and have it turn into a full-fledged desktop and laptop replacement. Mobile phones have sufficient computing power for most of our needs, they have the apps most of us use on desktops … Continue reading Mobile phones as desktop and laptop replacements
The TED channel published two interesting videos recently which present two points of view about the Earth, in terms of its resources and economy. The first is from Paul Gilding, entitled "The Earth is full", and the second is from Peter Diamandis, entitled "Abundance is our future". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZT6YpCsapg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BltRufe5kkI I invite you to watch both … Continue reading A look at what’s ahead in terms of resources and the economy
ComputersOFF.org is hosting a virtual Green IT Week from June 1-7. This is an issue that's of particular importance to me. Having been an IT director, I know how much power the combined laptops, desktops and servers of an organization can consume, and how much pollution is generated by the disposal of computer hardware (see … Continue reading Green IT Week: June 1-7, 2010
Last night, the power went out everywhere. Completely. I happen to be staying in a village in the province of Dobrogea, Romania at the moment, and just as I stepped out of the house to walk to my car, all the lights blinked out of existence. It was, as they say, a dark and stormy … Continue reading Pitch black darkness
One of my most popular photos at Flickr. Taken at Cabin John Regional Park, in Potomac, MD.
Please watch "The Energy Non-Crisis". You can find it on Google Video, and probably on YouTube as well. Draw your own conclusions after you've seen it. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147 Regardless of who is really in control of oil, what's clearly evident here is that our economy is suffering. If there really are such huge oil reserves in … Continue reading Watch "The Energy Non-Crisis"
Stocks Rocket on Fed Rescue Plan http://tinyurl.com/yvhcfb # The IPv6 experience: Are you experienced yet? http://tinyurl.com/38nddr # JPEG v. RAW - TWIP http://tinyurl.com/yvv4qq # Green light for Northrop Grumman Airborne Laser Mine Detection System http://tinyurl.com/2k6kdq # Researchers develop smell based fire alarm to aid the deaf http://tinyurl.com/2jpnzx # Funny Animals, Part 10 http://tinyurl.com/32rfrd # EXIF … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-12
I want to focus in on a few specific ways in which companies waste money and energy. I see the following things happen daily in the workplace. They're not specific to any company. Chances are that if you visit any American company, they're probably doing at least one of these things. Lights are left on … Continue reading Ways in which companies waste money and energy
Bourne Energy's RiverStar: a fresh approach to hydropower http://tinyurl.com/34j39h # Analysts see 'ringback tones' becoming an $800 billion industry http://tinyurl.com/2nbd6x # Ringback tones are one more way for fiscally dumb people to spend their money. Completely pointless ways to show off. # Nokia Trips the Silverlight Fantastic http://tinyurl.com/3cftxs # New colors, button-shift and accelerated market … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-05
I thought that when I lived in Florida, the construction there was shoddy. I was wrong. At least there they used concrete pillars and floors for the houses, and the building code was so strict everything was anchored properly, especially after Hurricane Andrew. When I moved to the DC area, I thought construction would be … Continue reading How houses get built in the DC area