New Email Exclusively for San Juan Islanders and their Families

February 6, 2012
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Facebook Flips the Bird to Users, For 3 Years Running

February 6, 2012
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Facebook Flips the Bird to Users, For 3 Years Running

just a reminder, posting anything on facebook is posting to the rest of the world, there is no privacy settings that work. Assume facebook is publishing everything to everyone. fB: all of your pictures be ours. (it) Facebook says (it) is working on it, for 3 years. Deleting a post takes 3 years? Since fB is a corporation, shouldn’t (it) be saying “I’m” working...

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Biorhythm

January 27, 2012
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According to believers in biorhythms, a person’s life is affected by rhythmic biological cycles which affect one’s ability in various domains, such as mental, physical, and emotional activity. These cycles begin at birth and oscillate in a steady sine wave fashion throughout life; thus, by modeling them mathematically, a person’s level of ability in each of these domains can be predicted from day to...

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Congress is going to hobble the Internet, here’s how.

January 18, 2012
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“Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince...

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GoPro Hero 2

November 30, 2011
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Time for faster frame rate, better latitude. Same price.  

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Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act

November 29, 2011
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From NPR: “ Deregulation That Helps Small Businesses The bill heads to the Senate next. It currently allows business owners to raise up to $2 million from an unlimited number of individuals who can invest as much as $10,000 each. Right now, all sorts of do-gooder causes get donations through engines like Kickstarter.com. But because of a securities law born of the Great Depression...

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Toys Safer This Holiday

November 29, 2011
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Toys Safer This Holiday Season Due to Stronger Safety Rules Recalls and lead violations are down; 180,000 child injuries per year is too high WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, and friends begin to prepare holiday toy shopping lists. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants consumers to know that while safety should be at the top...

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Orcas Island TV Presents “Salish-ious” Foods: Salish Sea Salt

November 23, 2011
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Its not often I get excited about a new locally made product. Today’s different. The San Juan Islands enjoy a sense of community that is unique. As a group of islands – local promoters like to call it an archipelago – the ancient term for a group of islands – San Juan County has about 15,000 residents. Its a small land-area, crowded with second...

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Why Google and Facebook Shouldn’t Get Into Handsets and Operating Systems

November 22, 2011
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Google is pulling out of renewable energy project ? http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/63983#.Tsx5SRRahxM.facebook “Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page’s moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on seven projects, including Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal as well as a...

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Orcas Island Airport Update

November 22, 2011
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Tricycles are flying into the airport! lovely.. more coming..  

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Why Apple Needs Adobe

November 21, 2011
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They build the desktop publishing market together. Adobe’s Unix workstation based products came to the Apple consumer ‘workstation’, along with Photoshop. Now Adobe’s Premiere, with its GPU accelerated video editing and processing is the leader for professional video editing. After Effects is screaming ahead of Apple’s Motion product. Apple dropped the ball by renaming the upgraded iMovie product “Final Cut”. Final Cut Studio was...

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Hard Times Come Again No More.. a tribute to

November 12, 2011
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Hard Times Come Again No More.. a tribute to

those who are being re-employed, are finding joy in their friends and families, are taking a stand for compassion, caring and community.

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first flight manned multicopter

November 1, 2011
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Three German experimenters successfully designed, built and piloted a low cost multicopter. Potential to bring affordable flight to millions. complete article here: http://www.suasnews.com/2011/11/9691/german-multicopter-makes-first-manned-flight/

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Ferry Survey

October 19, 2011
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This is a local’s poll for Ferry users in the San Juan Islands, intended for local residents. Loading…

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Sunset Mt. Baker

September 15, 2011
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Vote for America’s Most Beautiful: Its on Orcas Island..

September 15, 2011
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According Bruce Ward, Senior Advisor.. to their web site.. “Choose Outdoors is honored to support the AMBF competition. Our mission at Choose Outdoors is to promote outdoor recreation and get families reconnected with the outdoors in many diverse ways, including by experiencing the beauty of our rural environment and the recreational opportunities that America‚Äôs farms can provide. We enthusiastically endorse the AMBF competition for...

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Orcas Island Astro Photography at Moran State Park Mt. Constitution

September 6, 2011
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Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to watch the sky all night long? Here’s 12 hours of Heaven’s Above compressed into less than 2 minutes. If you are visiting here, try using the password aspen to gain access to this video. It’ll be good until September 15, 2011.

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Wake Up App iTunes iPhone app gets approved

August 22, 2011
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Wake Up App iTunes iPhone app gets approved

The Coffee Party Movement USA is a grassroots formed in January 2010 as an alternative to the Tea Party and has grown into an increasingly diverse organization. The Coffee Party USA officially identifies itself as a 501(c)(4) social benefit organization. The organization’s mission states that it is based on the underlying principle that the government is “not the enemy of the people, but the...

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

August 18, 2011
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Who Let the Dogs Out?

Its summer time! And that means it is time to enjoy a nice boat ride on the San Juan Islands Ferry System. Get on on of these clean comfort liners at Anacortes, WA, just an hour north of Seattle. Once at the San Juan Islands Ferry Terminal in Anacortes, you can relax, leave your car in one of 1,000 parking spots, and take a...

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