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Rio: A failure on Tokyo's terms...

We're moving very fast, and either I've lost the plot, or it's left me behind...

Why were we in Rio in the first place?

Edit: Six months of power failures, riots over oil in the favelas; thanks Cian!

I grant you, it's a great laboratory for some of our more innovative solutions.

Is that what Evoke is about? Finding… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 18, 2010 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Who is Citizen X?

My broad theory at the moment:

Citizen X is us, whenever we act as information repeaters instead of as responders.

The Evoke network is about using information and connections to organize intelligent, effective responses to crises.

Citizen X is about exploiting access to information for (anonymous) glory.

From this week's episode, it appears that:

1. The Citizen X community is interested in any information that others might value--celebrity gossip, credit card… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 18, 2010 at 1:01am — 5 Comments

Evoke is run by earnest amateurs

1. Typos scattered around, including in the text of the second quest:

Who or what you really care about? Try to analyze your “big day” for at least three things it reveals about

what really motivates you.
(The word DO is missing...)

2. Blocky interface--important indicators like your inbox, your pointscore, new posts, and new comments, are all scattered around in different spots, and all quite small compared… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 17, 2010 at 11:27pm — 11 Comments

Urgent Evoke Facebook Group

I've created a facebook group to facilitate playing the game...

What would you like to see it used for?

-Finding friends
-Collecting information
-Commenting on challenges

I was surprised there wasn't one already... I haven't done much with facebook groups before, so I welcome all suggestions.

How will you use facebook to learn how to save the world?

Added by Wasserperson on March 11, 2010 at 3:20am — 2 Comments

Feature Frustrations

Our network has some structural problems. Information is too scattered and fragmented. I'd almost suspect it of being intentionally alienating, if I didn't have so much faith in the architects. This is a quick note, not a complete list...

1. We can't find contacts easily

--every other social network allows fast look ups through email.

2. We can't make… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 11, 2010 at 2:00am — 16 Comments

When the phone rings...

When the phone rings, it's a an actual phone.

An actual, plugged-into-the-wall, mono-functional, analog-only telephone. A rotary, telephone, in fact, an archaic bakelite rotary monstrosity, squatting on the kitchen counter between the bacon-grease-splattered panini grill and the stainless steel industrial strength vegetable blender, under the window looking out onto the garden, where the boys are pulling weeds and hucking dirtclods at each… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 10, 2010 at 9:41pm — 13 Comments

Change in the Beck Yard

I'm following Robin Beck, Organizing Director for Change.org, because:

1. I like his politics and his praxis.

2. I've shared dinners and a visit to a hot spring with him.

3. I've been meaning to learn more from him.

4. His new job involves posting to facebook.

5. His old job involved planning crimes.

6. He is involved with online outreach to communities that… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 9, 2010 at 9:32pm — 2 Comments

Culture is the weapon, not the battle ground

Of the 33 secrets, #2 (The first #2) stood out as best and most true for me:

Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make

them a better stove instead.)
--Ethan… Continue

Added by Wasserperson on March 9, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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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
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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
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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
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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
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