Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

Shtanto's Blog (26)

I'm happy and if you're happy too then all is well

Added by Shtanto on May 6, 2010 at 7:02pm — No Comments

The only end is personal shared experience

I am curious. This is my greatest asset.

I wonder. This is my favourite activity

I decide. Even though determinism and free will meet at the point of choice, inconsequential or otherwise, I know I can make a difference. It's the little things that count.

I cannot help myself. I can only help others. It is easier to help others simply because theirs appears to be a smaller problem space. It's about perspective. I know…

Added by Shtanto on May 6, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Episode 2: A new day Yesterday

Your regrets won't serve you here. Death is now a choice between eventual decline and living to see what's going to happen next. Most of us don't accept decrepitude, but we respect those who do.

Money and stuff? Replaceable.
Dead Cells? Replaceable
Shared experience? That's your call!

What are the things in your life you could never replace?

Added by Shtanto on May 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Put the kettle on there Deasey

So it's in the water supply now? That's great news. It'll be airborne next.

Better go down to harvey norman and tell him to start selling those kettless. I'll cover the Southside, you cover the Northside. No need to thank me.


They'd smell me coming. Listen, the power might cut out so keep a few of them solar kettles handy as well. Yours are in DCU, mine are in UCD. I'll meet you at the spire. Might stop by Bewleys…

Added by Shtanto on May 4, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A dark site for a dark hour for a darkened self

Faced with the question "Abort, Retry, Fail", always choose Retry

It is only what is personally acceptable. Even when futility and quit appear to be the only options.

Added by Shtanto on May 4, 2010 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

Corrupted Blood

I remember watching videos of the famous corrupted blood incident. By in large, the ones dying off were low level characters with low hitpoints and characters who could heal or ward against the plague. It died out after a while. Isolation and quarantine were the only effective means of preventing the spread. The earth was littered with corpses that day. Some folks just logged out and waited for it to pass. Others took refuge in remote places, rooftops, the ocean and deep forests. Thankfully,… Continue

Added by Shtanto on May 4, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

The year is now

We sit together
The mountain and I until
only I remain

2030 was the year. There have been a few accidents, but most of us first genners are still here.

Ha. The neocon retro camp still stirs up trouble even after all the benefits are plain to see. They chiefly object to the so called murdering of the unborn. It won't be a problem now though. We can get our stem cells from a simple eyelash…

Added by Shtanto on April 22, 2010 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Written in stone

Pity your grandchildren if they don't want to know your…


Added by Shtanto on April 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Aneas Anaoir

When the wind blows from the south, the weather is grand; from the east it's chilly and the seagulls will come inland; from the west it could easily ran, so watch the clouds and pack a small umbrella; from the north comes no good weather.

So says the seanachaí. One of the real problems caused by the disease of age is the loss of great minds. It's like reformatting a hard drive with only half a backup, sometimes with none at all. What needs to be learned is why people grow…

Added by Shtanto on April 22, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Technology is great - when it works

I'd post my map up, but my computer says no. All I'm really worried about is flood protection for the port. There are a lot of yuppy-dogboxes down there (small cramped apartments, but the views aren't bad) and with the banks kaiboshed as they are, negative equity and a flooded apartment is just no fun.

I'll give the maps another go on a different computer. Might be something to do with browser settings.

Edit: Alrighty, here's a gooer. I decided…

Added by Shtanto on April 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

global warming Research opportunity

A volcano went off in Iceland last week. Not so unusual really, but it spat dust high into the sky. Planes couldn't fly. They could certainly try, but volcanic ash makes glass shards when you pass it through jet engines. This is not a good thing to have to deal with at 30,000 feet.

Clear skies over Dublin, and unseasonally warm weather.

Clear skies
Warm weather.

The two are easily linked, but we…

Added by Shtanto on April 18, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

When all else fails?

I really wish they'd taught me morse code back in school. What a great way to communicate! Carrier pigeons are also a great idea. They weren't 100% reliable (and our modern TCP/IP isn't either) so it was often found that best results came from sending 3 or 4 with the same message. 1 pigeon got a medal during the war. Aside from the smell, it was a pretty good system.

The real strength of…

Added by Shtanto on April 18, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Judy the Technomancer

It was eventually conceived, with the advent of the mindLink, that the internet would have to change in a great many ways. In order to keep all the information flowing, a young girl stepped forward and offered a radical solution. No machine could do the job. All things designed by man had so far failed.

It was to pass that Judy became our link with Knowledge, and her sacrifice is remembered every time you seek and ask. Without her to route and direct the Flow, we would have…

Added by Shtanto on April 12, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Happy to help

She held the lab door open for me on my way in, so it was the least I could do to repay the compliment. Turned out the monitor was unplugged. I would have dived in under the desk myself to plug it in, but my ankle wasn't up to the challenge. Anyway, in this case, she had a height advantage. I showed her how to fix the computers in the lab. There was usually one in every lab with a problem, so you could either wait for a working one to free up, or fix one… Continue

Added by Shtanto on April 12, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

And she shall inherit the earth

Not one you'll have heard about is the story of women in universities donating their eggs to science, sometimes for as much as $10,000 US. I read about it in new scientist magazine.

To cure cancer, research needs blastocysts, little balls of stem cells that could become people if given the right conditions. Blastocysts are to be found in the IVF freezers of the world, many of which will never see the light of day. It takes a lot of meddling to make a blastocyst in a dish…

Added by Shtanto on April 12, 2010 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Money. It's a gas.

A new local currency was unveiled today. The LoLs unique security features mean untrustworthy people cannot use it, and it's value increases as the users mood improves. All local shops have agreed to accept it in return for goods and services. One of the great features of the new currency is that it recognises both personal and societal worth. All citizens are entitled to issue the…


Added by Shtanto on April 1, 2010 at 10:33pm — 9 Comments

almost 7 billion (don't click here)

It's laptops we need chief. Desktops just won't cut it. Too many parts, too many points of failure. We need a dual touch screen setup with a built in projector and a 4 megapixel webcam. If

I guess we could build a box with a projector in it . Fix in one of those projected keyboards too. It has to be lightweight though, self powered. Clockwork maybe, or solar - whichever is handiest. MicroATX form factor. Here's the spec.

2Ghz dual core processor or…

Added by Shtanto on April 1, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

NAMA - Steal and pay the thief for return of goods.

Welcome to Ireland. The banking system has failed. Hubris and greed are rampant and what was once one of the strongest economies in the world has imploded completely. Seán Fitzpatrick, the villain of this piece (and only one of many) borrowed money that didn't exist. They just said it did. They lied. The numbers and scandals just keep getting worse. 5 billion, 20 billion, 25 billion... People who wanted to retire have lost their pensions.

Now every Irish taxpayer will be…

Added by Shtanto on April 1, 2010 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Fresh water, out of ideas

I'm feeling dry. Luckily I have water. I hope everyone else does too. We do as we must to do as we will.

If the weather picks up this summer, we should have a giant game of pipe dream http://www.blackdog.net/games/arcade/pipe/index.html

Maybe with real pipes. 10 by 10 boards, big teams of people, all sorting through big buckets of plastic pipes that don't go quite where they're…

Added by Shtanto on March 27, 2010 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Uisce, the water sniffer dog

A lot of the time, dry places only look dry. Man's best friend has been able to find drugs, bodies, criminals and even act as our eyes and ears. It came as no surprise to many when they heard about Uisce the water sniffer dog. Humans (for some reason) lost the ability to find water by smell generations ago, so it fell of the furry shoulders of our canine chums to help us out in this area. Gaddafi put a h*** in the ground looking for oil. Instead he found water, and lots of it. Now Libya is… Continue

Added by Shtanto on March 27, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Latest Activity

Ning Admin is now a member of Urgent Evoke
May 17, 2023
N updated their profile
Sep 25, 2020
Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
Aug 19, 2020
Meghan Mulvey posted a blog post

Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
Jul 6, 2020
Asger Jon Vistisen posted a blog post

Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
Apr 13, 2020
Jonathon McCallum posted a blog post

The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
Mar 10, 2020
Jean Paul Galea shared a profile on Facebook
Mar 1, 2020
Kevin posted a blog post


FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
Jan 1, 2020
Namwaka Mooto posted blog posts
Jan 13, 2016
T D updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Brook Warner posted blog posts
Aug 25, 2015
Santiago Vega posted blog posts
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega commented on Santiago Vega's blog post Act 8
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega posted photos
May 5, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a photo

public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
May 2, 2015

Follow EVOKE on Twitter

Official EVOKE Facebook Page

EVOKE RSS Activity Feed

© 2024   Created by Alchemy.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service