Every Library Should Do This

Yesterday I blogged about my engaging in two tortuous activities reminiscent of times long since past. This post, in keeping with the practices of old, shares an awesome idea about the now defunct card catalogues no longer used by libraries. The old card catalog drawers at Doheny Library at the University of Southern California could not be removed without destroying… Continue reading

Am I the Only One Alarmed?

William Binney is a 32-year veteran of the super secret National Security Agency. One of the best code breakers in NSA history, Binney turned whistle-blower when the NSA began using his work to spy on Americans—and that means you and me both. If what he says is true, this should cause us all to stop dead in our tracks and… Continue reading

Urban Air: Not A Bad Idea

Having lived in Los Angeles, I would prefer to see these WiFi enabled elevated gardens than the urban graffiti that is billboards! Urban Air from Zack Bennett on Vimeo. Related articles Bamboo Billboard Gardens – Urban Air by Stephen Glassman Aims to Beautify and Clean Cities (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com) L.A. Billboards Could Be Transformed Into Floating Bamboo Gardens (laist.com)… Continue reading

Cutting the Grass

I suspect just about every boy in America grows up having this assigned chore: cutting the grass, well unless you’re Mitt Romney. It’s what boys are expected to do in middle America, a rite of passage, a familial obligation and duty. But what if you lived in this house? Perhaps then it’s a punishment: “I told you, one more low… Continue reading