Change

Personal change is hard. Institutional change is almost impossible. Influence begets money. Money begets influence. And the cycle begins. And somehow along the way Congress lost touch with the ordinary American: with you and with me. Moneyed interests have been influencing media, manipulating what Joe and Jane American get to see and hear, and therefore […]

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Bulb by AZAdam2 at flickr (CC)

About Those Bulbs…

Today I am removing my OneBillionBulbs group from my blog. I thank everyone that chose to participate. Maybe we helped our planet! As I mentioned a while back (in this post and in this post), I replaced every bulb in the house in Atlanta. These bulbs, while more expensive than traditional bulbs, all carried a […]

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Dabbling with HDR

Around the house I get interesting results. I didn’t try for effect but rather more for natural looks. Lots to learn about this new technology! (And still using a trial version that watermarks the images)

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Associative Musical Visual Intelligence

Jake Mandell has an interesting little test over at his site designed to test a person’s ability to associate what you hear musically with with a visual that represents it most accurately. I must confess the test to be a bit of a challenge as I really wasn’t sure what it was really testing. The […]

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Quick and Dirty HDR

I’ve been wanting to try to create a HDR (high dynamic range) photograph, which is really the same shot at multiple exposure settings blending together in a way that extracts the most information from each setting to make one “super” picture. This was just a first attempt. I literally did nothing but shoot the picture […]

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"O My God!" She Yelled…

… so loudly she could be heard throughout the neighborhood. Yes, I was sitting out on the bedroom balcony editing a chapter I am contributing to a book project when I heard her yell. Indeed, much to everyone’s astonishment, rain drops began to fall from the sky. I was shocked! What is this? It rains […]

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A Good Idea?

I’m not so sure! I can already get to the internet in my car. Installing an internet device running Windows in an automobile would just invite death and destruction! With BMW, Chrysler and several other automakers bringing the internet into your car, telemetrics company ATX is pushing for standards to ensure web content fits dashboard […]

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Sound Index

This is an interesting aggregation of who is commenting about what music. Every six hours the Sound Index crawls some of the biggest music sites on the internet – Bebo, MySpace, Last.FM, iTunes, Google and YouTube – to find out what people are writing about, listening to, watching, downloading and logging on to. It then […]

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Google

I actually like Google. (Now that I think about it, I wonder why?!) But do I trust them? They, like any corporate entity, are out to make money. And make money they do. Now they want to collect the world’s health information on a person by person basis? And I’m confident people the world over […]

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