Thursday, December 22, 2011

Augmented Reality Explained

Augmented Reality is showing up more and more in our day to day lives. The Yelp ap on the Android platform demonstrates it's capabilities in our day to day lives and it is truly awesome (I never use that overused word lightly)!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The eRockit Electric Bike Is An Exotic Phenomenon

Use Your Electric Drill To Get Around Town!

Anthony Matty of DPX Systems has a few vehicles that run on electric drills!!!!!!
At the International Hardware Show in 2007, This Old House gave a sneak peek at a few clever vehicles that we could all use!I want one!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Do It Yourself 3 D Printers?

Just exactly what is 3 D printing? An earlier entry was made in this blog which demonstrated the 3 D Printing phenomena. There have been numerous design faires Worldwide attacking improvements in design to one day put one of these printers on everyone's desk next to their own computers using all open source. My own first exposure to building one's own originated with the Printrbot design where a fellow is attempting to raise capital through the "KickStarter" funding platform originated out of the USA. The design is very clean and truly inspiring! RepRap Wiki is a community approach where half the machine parts are built by the printer itself!! This certainly looks like a large step in the direction of ResourceFULLness So there's the RepRap Wiki community viewpoint originated out of Britain via RepRap Wiki.

Friday, November 4, 2011

"Marcel The Shell With Shoes On" Is A Sweet Animation

"Marcel The Shell With Shoes On" is the creation of Jenny Slate & Dean Fleischer-Camp.
Jenny and Dean were thinking about doing an animation and put it together themselves. The animation has become a YouTube sensation and has resulted in the release of a children's book called "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me". Thanks you, YouTube for giving us an audience to each other! The picture is from the BookExpo America at the 2011 Children's Books Show.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Beautiful Story About A Dog Called Skidboot

Dog lovers will love this!  What's more rewarding than the relationship between a dog and his best buddy?  Not much.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How plastic bottles can lighten up the darkness

Demi Boukas has come up with a win win solution to pay his electric bill.  He bought a solar light from a local guy in San Pedro, just south of Manila, Elok Vias.  Enthused by the new light, Demi decided to manufacture them himself and sell them for about a dollar apiece to improve the lives of those around him and keep his bills paid. See the video here.   The light consists of a plastic one liter bottle with some water and a touch of chlorine in it, capped and wedged into a hole in what is common in the area for roofs, corrugated metal.  A brilliant and simple solution to a problem largely overlooked.  We would like to congratulate him on his resourcefullness.  Demi is certainly one whose glass is half full rather than half empty!
Plastic bottles are taken for granted and regularly recycled, but rarely is the brilliance of their fossil fuel origins acknowledged.  The fuel savings of such a lightweight solution to glass bottles had immense repercussions worldwide when originally put into use.  Those who wish to eradicate fossil products from modern life would do well to "think it through" on their own before acting in harmony with a chorus of nay sayers.  We're especially impressed with this "Lighten up" video.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Transparent Kayak....Wow!!!!

Clear Blue Hawaii has created a polycarbonate one piece shell kayak made from the same material as aircraft windshields. Image floating on clear water with an unobstructed view!

Friday, July 29, 2011

A 90% Tax On All Political Contributions!

Perfect! While listening to the Dennis Miller Radio Show this morning, the gem mentioned in the title emerged! One of Dennis's erudite callers had the answer to all the foolishness in Washington, solved in one fell swoop.....brilliant! Have a 90% tax on all political contributions!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Take A Printer Into Space And Print 3D Working Tools!

The Z Corporation in Burlington, Mass. has come up with a 3D replicator....the Z Printer!

Friday, June 3, 2011


The Greatest Music Video Ever? Posted by SarahDMZ (Dennis Miller Zone)

VIDEO: The Greatest Music Video Ever?
June 3, 2011
Posted by SarahDMZ

For once, Roger Ebert and might agree on something. See what you think about this stunning Grand Rapids music video, directed by Dennis Miller's radio guest, Rob Bliss.

When Grand Rapids ended up on the list of 'American Dying Cities,' they wanted to prove that there are still in it to win it. With $40,000 and a cast of 5,000, Bliss's goosebumps-worthy video uses a live track of Don McLean's 'American Pie' and a single take through one of the heartland's most prideful cities.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Help Me Help US!

Hi everybody! I haven’t been writing anything serious for quite awhile now. Why, you say? It is a consequence of my current disappointment with the leadership of our Country for the last year or so. I’m appalled at the lack of cohesion to sound moral principles evident in what is considered leadership giving direction to our future. As an American, I aspire to do my part to create moral fiber bit by bit, brick by brick, as it were. After all, freedom isn’t a given, but must be fought for and won over and over. In the words of R. Reagan, “Freedom is never really far from extinction, but must be fought for by each generation.” We must guard ourselves from becoming complacent lest we awaken a sleeping giant who means us harm. The current crop of freshmen in Washington have much potential, but we can’t solely rely on them.

It should be no surprise what we see transpiring around the world. Unfortunately, our current leadership welcomes the chaos and hopes it erupts in our own backyard so he can “save us” by making radical changes unwelcome during peaceful times. His dwindling supporters are still deluded into thinking he’s acting in the Country’s best interests and are convinced his silence is indicative of earnest efforts at thwarting disaster, but hope against hope, he isn’t, but I fear he is a merchant of chaos. Writers across the globe are still trying to derive logical explanations and trying to understand what the plan for our future may be, since the admission of transparency has clearly been trumped by ideology. Many are wondering if the choices unfolding are steps in a logical sequence or just a series of random steps reacting as one who is in over his head and is just “dancing as fast as he can.”

We, as Americans, always have the potential for a powerful and dynamic society, but can’t take it for granted as we must create it, brick by brick after our nurturing as youngsters from the adults who raised us. Most of us have been nurtured with strong family values, but there are those among us who have felt the need to fight for morsels their whole lives, thus lacking the backbone for civility as they feel their survival is constantly under threat and “need handouts” to survive. Remaining childlike and sucking on the nurturing teat our whole lives is, indeed an option, if we want to see our country die as so many have before. We are but a young society and I am unwilling to repeat the errors of the Roman Empire. Are you?

So please, heed these words. Help me create our future. Think before you act. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you etc, etc. There are many adages that people live by. Choose your own, but choose!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rami Khouri On Entrepreneurship

Rami reveals details of the youth explosion in the Middle East and their desire for entrepreneurship. Rami was one of my brothers' friends in high school. If he ever finds his way to this blog, I don't think he'd mind my mentioning that he was the only guy I knew who had learned all the words to Bob Dylan's, "Like A Rolling Stone". Playing guitar was a necessary aspect of teenage activities at the time. Here, I find myself overly critical of my sentence structure since Rami was the editor of the Jordan Times for years. I haven't seen him since high school except on TV.