Tag Archives: environment

February 28 asides

Engadget: What’s coming in Mac OS X Lion Inhabitat: Study finds LED light bulbs contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins NY Times: The dirty little secrets of search A very good article about how JC Penney apparently successfully gamed the Google algorithm for several months. Harvard Business Review: The four phases of design thinking “Having […]

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February 9 asides

Kottke on the hilarious everything bagel. AdZone 2011 Watch (and rate) all the Superbowl commercials on Hulu, without having to watch the stupid game. GreenBiz.com: Gavin Newsom lays out green agenda for California GreenBiz.com: Apple takes heat from Chinese NGOs of supply chain pollution “Behind their stylish image, Apple products have a side many do […]

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Birke Baehr: “What’s Wrong With Our Food System”

If every 11-year-old was this well informed, we could have a food revolution within one generation.

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November 12 asides

Better Facebook A user script which adds a lot of customizable functionality and gives you a lot of control over your Facebook experience. User scripts are small add-ons to your browser. You’ll need to have the Greasemonkey add-on installed first. Rolling Stone: The case for Obama CNET: IE9 the best browser? Not so fast More […]

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October 25 asides

Greenbiz: Starbucks tests how coffee cups fare in NYC’s recycling stream GreenerComputing: U.S. Reps introduce e-waste export ban legislation It won’t make it. Lobbyists will kill it. San Francisco mag: Seeing the forest for the trees ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance have released their annual Green Grades Report Card ranking the paper policies and practices […]

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October 2 asides

NYTimes: Basic religion test stumps many Americans Color me not surprised. Update: Here’s part of the PEW survey which you can take online. I got 12 correct out of 15, a score of 80%, better than 87% of the public. Can you do better? I hate shared calendars (at work) I have to say I […]

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September 23 asides

11 unusual things you can compost LED bulbs in the home: So far, so good Verizon cell tower on Apple’s campus? Hmmm… Speculation grows about the possibility of a Verizon iPhone coming possibly in January 2011. Fitness tracker Fitbit gains another $8 million Adobe resumes efforts on Packager for iPhone Case study: Griping about signal […]

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American Makeover: Sprawlanta

A good video on urban planning, taking Atlanta as an example.

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July 25 asides

Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization The EarthTainer, a rad DIY container garden watering technique. Includes how-to videos. Good review of Robert A. Heinlein’s Beyond This Horizon by David Brin. Really looking forward to Firefox’s future “Tab Candy” functionality.

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BP oil spill re-enacted by cats in 1 minute

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