Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

Future States – The Dig By Bennet Cohen: Future Or Past?-You decide!


I enjoyed watching this episode of Future States: The archeological lack of information, of answers, and only artifacts without, without the wisdom, if any embodied, the symbols, the clues.

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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: 25 Years Later


So far the powers to be have a interesting approach to environmental Health and Safety: Whenever the situation called for (which means at times of disaster) they went ahead and increased the original maximum Body Burden, by increasing the maximum dose of contaminant (radiation allowed, by a law they decide in the first place). So happened last in Japan, so was the case each time. These increases of course can account for only one source of exposure at one time, disregarding the cumulative effect, long term, or the multiple sources to which one may be exposed, especially during large scale, contamination of air, water and food, compounded by medical emergencies (such as the need for X-Rays).
The saddest thing is that these laws are not backed up by any data.  

Tate Britain: Want To Visit? Let’s Go Now! (Thanks Google)


So, Hi Again: I don’t think you need a guided tour in the galleries  of this Museum: Just don’t touch anything, and of course you know where the lavatories are. Otherwise…You’re pretty much on your own.

Advantages Of A Virtual Tour Include:

  • No airfare
  • Free access
  • No lines,  no opening and closing hours, or loudspeaker reminders.
  •  Smoking, drinking, and eating…Are allowed, anywhere during the virtual tour (except as deemed by the owner/operator of the computer room facility you’re visiting from, if you are in a public library, or classroom, etc.)

So I guess, I’ll see you around!
Enjoy your unguided virtual tour of the Tate Britain Museum! 

The Birth of WordPress: All the Hows and the Whys are here!


Interview with Matt Mullenweg: The birth and development of WordPress

Amazing: You gotta love this!
An Open Source Platform is The Open Mind; And an open mind is how humanity developed so far: wouldn’t you agree?
Imagine a car that one cannot drive, unless one know how to build it… Now: How many cars do you see on the road? I bet the number is close to none. The same concept applied to software, works in the same way: Some companies make it impossible to figure out their applications and each year come with updates that are senseless, and I believe the reasons have nothing to do with easiness of use, but rather the contrary: their way to keep the source to themselves, is by keeping the the user busy with figuring out how to do things.  That way of thinking has so little to do empowerment of the user to become creative, as it takes precious time and resources to get over the learning phase, really the “driving” (remember the analogy with the car?).
So friends: Can you see how important the way we live, and think is, and this time I’m asking you: Can you see the way we can make a difference in the world, by making things easier, lighter, more accessible, more open source, less proprietary? Sharing is openness. So the first thing that comes into mind is this: Lets start ask for a user friendly technology!
Thanks Matt,

 I enjoyed your interview on Bloomberg immensely and learned a lot from it!

George.

Today’s Birthday: John James Audubon (1785)


John James Audubon (1785)

 Audubon was a US ornithologist and artist known for his drawings and paintings of North American birds. After failing in business, he concentrated on compiling his extraordinary four-volume Birds of America, published between 1827 and 1838. Though his bird poses are sometimes unrealistic—the result of painting dead birds wired into position—and some details are inaccurate, his studies were fundamental to New World ornithology. How many bird species are featured in Birds of America? More… Discuss