A crash course in changing the world.
I can easily see a type of technology based on smart phones that could track the path of severe weather as it traveled on the ground in real time.
Living in tornado alley, it can be nerve wracking to stay up all hours of the night just listening to the weather reporter telling you that the storm is in this town, seeing your town up the road and listening for the sirens to go off or to hear the newscaster say "if you live in area x, now is the time to seek shelter." Then racing…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2010 at 9:51pm
I think that currency will go the direction of electronic transfer to the point that those transactions will be immediate and basically unseen by the consumer. I'm not thinking that its my favorite plan, but its what I see coming.
I find it interesting that so many of the people discussing the US use the example of falling use of credit cards as a reason why things are about to change. I think that isn't necessarily the case. Most of the people I know are paying off their…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2010 at 11:27pm
As I sit down to dinner, I remember a summer evening in 2009 I spent with a friend of mine outside of Seattle, Washington. It was late around 8:30 or so, but we went outside into her garden and picked cherry tomatoes and leaf lettuce out of her garden for dinner. Who would have thought it would have lead to what I have now.
After dinner I will have to go out and herd the chickens into the coop and secure the goats for the night. Then go out the side gate to check the drip…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2010 at 5:02pm
I'm in the process of convincing our green initiative leader (each branch office has one) that we should make a concerted effort to grow food in the office. This morning I planted strawberries and tomatoes and will plant some herbs tomorrow morning when I get in. Many of my office mates have green thumbs (unlike me) and I hope they will take up the challenge of who can have the best "office farm".
While this may not directly aid in the food security of the local neighborhood,…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2010 at 4:55pm