Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I went to see a band called Poor Old Shine tonight and was totally blown away by them. So much so that I wanted to support them by buying a CD.
Now normally I would download their stuff and save the CD, but I was so impressed with their packaging that I decided it was a must have for the purposes of showing others.
Instead of those hated plastic sleeves, or worse, the hard plastic shells that CDs come in, they had taken a single sheet of paper, printed up their info, and folded it ingeniously into this amazingly thrifty and exceptionally cool CD "case". One piece of paper and not only did it limit the footprint of the CD, but it actually added to the overall value of my purchase as it's really quite beautiful and pops open and closed with ease, while still holding it's shape. Totally cool and a major shout out to the band and whoever came up with this boffo idea. Kudos my friends!
And for anyone interested, check these folks out. They are stupendous!
Nirvana was in sight.
Until he realized to his dismay, that the batteries were solidly held in place with glue from a hot glue gun. Foiled. While many would have stopped there, he soldiered on and tried to pull the batts out anyway. The call i got came shortly after he had accidentally cut into the batteries themselves and realized that he might end up doing more harm than good. Sonic Toothbrush - 1. John and the rest of us - 0.
Now it's obvious that the company who makes this doohicky doesn't want you opening it up, but the fact that they put it together in a way that should you break the outer shell you still can't get it apart, cheeses me even more. I'm guessing it all comes down to cost, but it seems as if they don't want you fixing anything yourself even if you know how.
Moral of the story, stick with your toothbrush and leave the rechargeables to someone else. Are rechargeables better than "disposables"? Of course, but as this goes to show, not all rechargeables are created equal. Thanks for sharing John and keep fighting the good fight. I'm gonna turn the fridge up one setting as a way to honor your quest for wasting less and a stick and dirt are in the mail as we speak to help keep those choppers strong.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Fantastic piece on wind energy and the reality of what it can do. To generate 1/2 of the worlds
power needs (half because wind cannot be depended on to flow at all times) we'd need 4 million 5 megawatt windmills that would cover 1% of the land that we have. Seems like a lot but 1% of usable land, and 4 million windmills (there are generally 50 million cars built per year) doesn't seem like much for clean renewable sustainable energy does is? Check it out here.