Sophie’s here!

Exactly one week ago at this very hour, our daughter Sophie was born into this great big world of ours. We're so thrilled to have her. She's a joy to behold and a joy to be with: peaceful and lovely, an enchanting little angel. We were a couple before and now we're a family. And [...]

A folding, fully electric city car

Hiriko is the name of this new foldable ultra-compact car, which is great for cramped city driving (and parking). It can turn sideways and fold upwards, reducing its wheelbase and allowing it to squeeze into spots where normal cars just can't go. And it's also 100% electric. From the videos (posted below) I can see [...]

Ligia’s Kitchen: Avocado and Red Cabbage Salad

My wife and I are raw vegans. We eat a 60-75% raw vegan diet, supplemented with some cooked foods. The recommended ratio is 75% raw / 25% cooked. We've been planning these past several months to put together a raw vegan cooking show, which will show people how to change their diets and lifestyles so [...]

Now I can upload longer videos to YouTube

On Friday, as I visited the Upload page at YouTube to put up another video, I noticed this announcement. It says I'm now allowed to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. I checked the official YouTube blog, just to make sure, and it's true. This past Thursday, they started to allow selected users to upload longer [...]

Green IT Week: June 1-7, 2010

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 [...]

Changes in TV viewing habits

The BBC reported recently on how TV viewing is becoming a more social experience. When I read through that article, I said, hang on a minute, I had an idea back in October of 2005 along the same lines... I called it audience-inclusive advertising, but the thoughts I wrote in there can be applied to [...]