This last week has been hell. With classes starting we have been prepping the faculty machines and dealing with the issues the semester beginning brings. So I have had barely enough time to maintain the garden. Its been a helluva summer.
I started cleaning out the unproductive beds this weekend and turned some fresh manure and compost into the soil in order to maybe have some fall crops of broccoli, peas and greens. We can only hope. Depends how this week goes.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The world around you is a giant laboratory just waiting for you to experiment with it. Develop hypotheses. Develop the experiments. Sample the specimens. Manipulate their surroundings. Move things around for research. FAIL. Try again. Success is 99 percent failure. Keep failing. For only then will you succeed.
I am beginning to wonder whether that was the original intent of the Creator. Giving each of his creations the power to tend his own garden, till his piece of soil, and create the immediate surroundings that satisfies his needs and gives him the ability to experiment. I am believing this to be worthy of further pondering. Both as a scientist and a curious explorer.
Anyhow Max is enjoying accompanying me more and more as we travail around the area on what are becoming almost daily jaunts. Need to oil his chain and lube the gears again. I have abuse Max and its time to handle the err. Max is a good companion.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
In the old days we were tied to our desktop and ethernet cable. Laptops were a luxury item and wireless was not even a thought. Now laptops are becoming the desktop and tablets and smartphones are the portable devices of choice. As their reliability and capabilities improve more and more of us will be joining their ranks.
One of the issues I see is power. If and when the grid goes down as it recently did in India a new source of power generation will be be needed as will a new communication standard need to be developed. Inbred solar chargers will need to be developed for these devices as a standard option and not just a third part aftersell.
3g 4g and wireless hotpsots etc are wonderful when the comm grid is reliable but what happens when that goes down. How will communication exist. What can be done? Satellites too are unreliable in the face of meltdown. Have you given any thoughts to it ?
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Friday, August 3, 2012
For the past several mornings I have seen a mural across the railroad tracks from my train stop, so this afternoon I walked over there with my camera and took some photos. The faces in the mural is a combo of Diego Rivera and Basquiat. Rather exciting.
So glad to see some color down here
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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