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Meteor Hits Moon

May 18, 2013
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Meteor Hits Moon

A large flash on the Moon was confirmation that a meteor had hit the Moon on May 17th, at 3:50:55 UTC. By my estimate that put my photo of the moon at 8:48:31 PM PDT, just about 2 minutes before the meteor hit the moon. According to NASA a large number of meteors encountered the earths atmosphere about the same time. The Moon has...

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Hangar Talk: “Gloves for iPad”

May 11, 2013
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Podcast Number One.. From Orcas Island. recorded May 10, 2013, at Magic Air, Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA. Review of Richard Bach’s new book “Travels with Puff”, talk of the downtown Putt-Putt golf course. More Billboards on the way, or are they, and the Atomic Clock train-whistle is back in action, more take offs and landings on this edition of “Hangar Talk” with Rod...

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Value of Social: San Juan Islands

May 7, 2013
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Natural Capitalism

May 1, 2013
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Natural Capitalism is a concept that helps small communities more forward in a sustainable way. Why join the Islanders Club? Local credit card. Local telecom that pays into the community. Local micro credit. Local person to person sales, trade, barter. Local entrepreneurs club. Check out what the Islanders Club is doing to move some of these ideas forward, since 2010. and pickup a copy...

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5 Point Film Festival Opens

April 24, 2013
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The 5 Point Film Festival is one of my favorite events back ‘home’, in the Roaring Fork Valley. This is the first year I’ve seen a trailer that helps describe the event. Accidents happen, and extreme sports aren’t for everyone. Films about extreme sports only make up a small part of the overall show. Its a wonderful event and you should go. Carbondale Colorado,...

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Boston Lockdown Images

April 19, 2013
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Boston Lockdown Images

from WBUR: Steve Brown Boston Lockdown is a sad consequence of this activity is how it has affected so many people’s lives. The economic impact is going to be significant as essentially everyone is sheltering in place – staying home. Police have asked that people do not travel in Boston while the investigators look for the suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombings, as of...

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Its Bicycle Day

April 19, 2013
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Its Bicycle Day

“April 19, 1943, Hofmann performed a self-experiment to determine the true effects of LSD, intentionally ingesting 0.25 milligrams (250 micrograms) of the substance, an amount he predicted to be a threshold dose (an actual threshold dose is 20 micrograms). Less than an hour later, Hofmann experienced sudden and intense changes in perception. He asked his laboratory assistant to escort him home and, as use...

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Wild Eyed Pony Photography

April 18, 2013
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Wild Eyed Pony Photography

Tina Meng owns Wild Eyed Pony Photography and lives on Lopez Island and travels for clients around the Nation. She specializes in natural light, on-location photography. Tina wrote: “As a photographer, my goal is not only to document life’s milestones, but also remake the generic into something remarkable.” As an active Social networking business you can find more information on her Facebook page, as...

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Yahoo! Weather Shows Off Beautiful apps – iOS and Android

April 18, 2013
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Yahoo! Weather Shows Off Beautiful apps – iOS and Android

I alway check the weather here in the Pacific NW. Not that the rain ever stops me. I love the rain and the sunshine. You probably do as well. And I use the built-in Apple iPhone weather app. Today, Yahoo has a contender for that. A Beautifully designed Weather app. Does this mean more of the same design goodness at Yahoo? With 19% less...

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What Drives Rural Broadband Success?

April 5, 2013
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What Drives Rural Broadband Success?

A key element of a Rural Broadband Communications Strategy – for the Islands beyond economics – that is, cheaper and faster Internet is political and cultural. Today, no one polled in SJI BST can remember 3 things the candidates for San Juan County office promise to do if elected. Why? poor communications, poor retention, poor engagement, indifference? What do you think? What can a...

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