• Archive for August, 2008

    The harvest of Polymeme

    by  • August 22, 2008 • Trivia and Media • 1 Comment

    Polymeme isn’t too high traffic, and claims to cherry-pick items of general interest from the blogs of experts and specialists, more or less, using Magic Algorithms. However it works, it does what Metafilter used to do, before it got so inbred. Here’s what I got from the last week or so’s accumulation in my RSS [...]

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    Wired on the Hexayurt

    by  • August 20, 2008 • Hexayurt, Personal • 0 Comments

    Originally designed as refugee housing, a Hexayurt can be built for $200 from fire-safe insulation boards and industrial tape. The Hexayurt Project follows a free and open source model; plans can be downloaded at the project’s website. I visited two of these innovative shelters last year at Burning Man. One belonged to Lindsey Darby, a [...]

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    Making course corrections

    by  • August 19, 2008 • Personal • 1 Comment

    Deep reexamination of my field of projects, figuring out what stays and what goes, what prospers and what should be killed. I’m feeling very close to the end of this round of work on household infrastructure and called back towards the state level infrastructure stuff – State In A Box, not just the Identity Services [...]

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    is the problem really this simple?

    by  • August 17, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    http://dmiessler.com/blog/why-america-is-screwed-pic What’s missing? Credit card debt. Student loans. 50% taxation. What’s missing is that this is what the people want and you can tell that because 50% or more those who vote, vote for it every year. It’s not like reform candidates haven’t run, from Perot to Nader. It’s not like local political action isn’t [...]

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