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“All Is Not Lost” – Ok Go rocks Google’s Chrome

I love the videos that OK Go! make. Their creativity is inspiring. I’m reassured of the human spirit, the infinite connection to the center of creativity. Wherever that is. 🙂 In this video, made by screen capturing a Google Chrome…

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75 degrees Perfect Summer Weather in The San Juan Islands

The only Island in the San Juan Islands that has 2 large fresh water lakes is Orcas Island. Among 200 year old cedars and towering doug firs, Cascade Lake glitters in the Summer sun. Today, a balmy 78 degrees which…

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Permaculture and an Island Alcohol Economy

We’re waiting for hydrogen cars. We’re waiting for centralized sources of batteries for electric cars. We’re waiting for breakthroughs in solar efficiencies. We don’t have to wait for solar, its here, efficient and useful, even tho we have limited year…

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Bitcoins: A new virtual currency

Bitcoins are a unit of currency in the Bitcoin system. “BTC” is a shorthand for it. Recently, Bitcoins have received a lot of attention. Here’s a quick overview at Youtube. What are Bitcoins? Bitcoins aren’t actually a ‘coin’ but rather…

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LED Lighting: Longest Lasting, High Efficiency Light

Samsung Injects Digital Expertise into U.S. LED Lighting Market The World’s Largest Technology Company Focuses Its Consumer Electronics Proficiency at Rapidly Innovating the Lighting Industry; Aims to Take LED Lighting Solutions Beyond U.S. Early Adopters PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2011 –…

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Commercial Music: Honda CRV

Every now and again, a commercial combines visuals, music and information in way that entertains and informs. Its just that cool. Honda’s CRV current commercial does it. sweetness… My dress is torn, you have a black eye you got from…

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Critical Areas Ordinance: San Juan Islands

According to the San Juan County website.. “The update of Critical Areas Ordinances is a system for Washington counties to preserve the natural environment and to protect the public’s health and safety. A successful update of our CAO will help…

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Orcas Crossroads Presents Andrew Wilder

Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series is presenting “Afghanistan: Understanding the Relationship between Aid and Security” Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. at Orcas Center $10 Dr. Andrew Wilder joined USIP in August 2010 as the director of Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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Bill Gates Lashes out at Individual Solar Installations as “cute”

Condescendingly Bill Gates, committed to Share via social networks. Tweet

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Fishing season begins May 7

The recreational spot shrimp season gets underway on Saturday, May 7 in Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Share via social networks. Tweet

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