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

July 28, 2011
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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 browser, running software inside the Chrome browser (HTML5 video extensions), OK Go and their team organize an amazing kaleidoscopic body dance in time to...

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75 degrees Perfect Summer Weather in The San Juan Islands

July 24, 2011
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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 felt more like 85, embraced the swimmers, kayakers, wind surfers, canoers and hikers, making today one of the best of the season. We’re looking...

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Permaculture and an Island Alcohol Economy

June 29, 2011
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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 round sunshine. We don’t have to wait to grow crops that can be used in a permaculture designed system that produces our own fuels....

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Bitcoins: A new virtual currency

May 23, 2011
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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 a digitally encrypted virtual coin that is held in your digital wallet. As of this morning, a Bitcoin is traded for about $7 each,...

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LED Lighting: Longest Lasting, High Efficiency Light

May 18, 2011
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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 – Long recognized in the United States as a high-tech powerhouse, Samsung has set its sights on becoming a new leader in the U.S. lighting...

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Commercial Music: Honda CRV

May 17, 2011
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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 a giving kind but your coat is big and I am warm I’ll ask if I can walk you home grey like the gravel...

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Critical Areas Ordinance: San Juan Islands

May 16, 2011
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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 assure that our grandchildren will share the same quality of life we enjoy in the islands today. ” The Islands Sounder reports “The San...

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Orcas Crossroads Presents Andrew Wilder

May 9, 2011
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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 Programs. NPR did a recent interview with Mr. Wilder and you can listen to it here: The USIP can be found here: http://www.usip.org/experts/andrew-wilder Share...

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

May 4, 2011
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Condescendingly Bill Gates, committed to Share via social networks. Tweet

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Fishing season begins May 7

May 4, 2011
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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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