Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Weathermole


Weathermole is a google mash up for getting weather forecasts. It was put together by a co-worker. Go check it out!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lagniappe

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge When I lived in New Orleans, before Katrina, I learned a word the locals used to mean something for nothing, Lagniappe. The term came to mind when I saw this badge for Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge.

According to the Brighter Planet page, in exchange for posting their badge on your web site, Brighter Planet will purchase and donate 350 pounds of carbon offsets for every participant in the 350 Challenge. On the surface it sounds great. I've seen similar campaigns for a wide range of issues such as hunger. But I starting thinking, doesn't this send the wrong message? Doesn't it just reinforce the idea that you can sit on your butt, in front of a computer, doing very little, and save the environment? Something for nothing!

A closer look at the 350.org site illuminates their motivation. They sell offsets that fund green projects such as windmills. So for them, its advertising plain and simple. The folks that participate, get to feel good about themselves in exchange for free advertising. So it isn't really a gift. If you dig a little, there is information about calculating your carbon foot print and conservation, but it might have sent a better message if this had been more prominent.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Twister


We've had some pretty strange weather here on Colorado's front range. Lots of rain, almost daily showers, thunderstorms, and tornadoes! While its not unusual for this sort of weather to appear mid to late summer, when the daily temperatures get in the 90's, for it to happen this early in the season, and when the weather is relatively cool, is pretty unusual.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sick little dog


The little black dog had some surgery on her ear again. Its a recurrence of the
ear Hematoma she had last December.

Andy looks on with concern.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

wetsuit


A wet suit that doubles as body art? That's what Diddo is doing. Choose between their shark bite and decaying flesh suit designs.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Bath day


Tonight the little black dog gets a bath. Its been since last fall and she really stinks. The poor thing really hates it. Her eyes get wide and she starts to shake. She loves water when its her idea, but not otherwise.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Brew beer in a coffee maker?

Southern Fried Science shows you how to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel. As they say, it may be very bad, but its beer!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Vintage Camera blog


Kelly's other human has decided to try blogging, and has started a
Vintage Camera blog.



Go check it out.