Unplugging Tim: The Goulet Pen Company

Yesterday, a second package from Goulet Pen Company arrived. I bought a fountain pen, some ink and some paper. This purchase is part of my unplugging adventure, my efforts to slow down, be more attentive and mindful of the now, and feel more feedback from the analog world all around me. More on the latter later. At any rate, I… Continue reading

360º Panorama Time Lapse Videos!

I hesitate to use a photo for this post, because each segment of his video has such a different look, and, as fantastic as they are, a photo misrepresents the most vital element of his work: the live motion. But these photos were on his site, which I recommend you check out! He also has done some very cool long… Continue reading

Clever & Creative Packaging Design

Creative packaging design: I stumbled upon this interesting collection of 25 products. Check out the full list if the ones I’m including here interest you. (Source: Bored Panda) I hate when product packaging is so clever you actually don’t want to use the product!… Continue reading

Reminiscing: My Old Barber Shops

I have vivid memories of the first barber shop I visited as a very young child—a tiny place, only 5 or 6 chrome plated chairs with little padded arm rests for men to wait their turn. Unlike the picture, the seat and back were black. The shop only had room for 2 barbers. As a young child I thought these… Continue reading

Total Annual Cost Is a Steal

This month was “true up” month with the electric company. In other words, we had pay the difference between what we had been paying for electricity every month over the last year (a flat rate of $4.00 per month) and the actual cost of the electricity we actually used. Our monthly average electric bill for the 12 months prior to… Continue reading

Yet Another Reason…

for us all to despise Facebook: Steve posted to his Facebook timeline that he was pleasantly surprised by the SCOTUS‘s “stunningly sensible” decision ruling that corporations could not patent naturally occurring genes and hoped the SCOTUS would reconsider their disastrous ruling that corporations are people and have the same legal rights as people (specifically: unfettered participation in elections). One of… Continue reading

A Must Read: How to Cut Taxes!

Imagine if we paid little or no taxes in this country. Wouldn’t that be awesome? We are rapidly developing the technology to make this totally possible! Education Let’s start by making public school no longer publicly funded! We are almost at a point where education can be privatized, and only the people who are getting the education would need to… Continue reading

More Corporate @#$% @HomeDepot UPDATED

So, you call Home Depot and schedule a date for them to come in a measure for a new carpet install. They take all of your address and payment information. You instantly get an email confirmation before hanging up. You make clear to them that you may need to change the date because you are coordinating this with another person,… Continue reading

The New Killer App!

Today I had a conversation with a lady parked next to my Leaf at the free charging station at Mollie Stone (the local grocery store here in Sausalito). She had a lot of questions about driving a Leaf. She’s probably a bit older than I and made the most interesting comment: I think electric cars are the new killer app… Continue reading

I Can’t Wait!

This documentary about the skill and art of sign painters looks like it will be great fun. The trailer hints at rich and quirky characters, the warmth, and personable nature of a bygone era. I can’t wait to see it. The book is already out, and I’ve ordered it. Check out their website at this link. There was a time,… Continue reading