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Arthur stood me up…

…But as a President of Starbucks I’m sure he’s a busy guy. Here’s a few more photos before I head out for the day.

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Inside an Airstream Trailer

Currently writing to you from inside an Airstream trailer! Lots of fun stuff here today….if the Airstream’s a rockin’ don’t come knockin’…

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All I wanted was a pair of headphones

If Apple’s generic headphones were made any better than a Chevy Cobalt, I wouldn’t have this problem. But I have to get new headphones on a regular basis and it’s frustrating. Especially when you consider the packaging: So many of our electronics products come in this ridiculous “theft-proof” hard plastic packaging;  and then you try […]

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Embracing technology to promote green design

I’ve managed to avoid Twitter until now, but if you are an avid Twitter user, you’ll be pleased to know you can now get updates about the GDC at http://twitter.com/theGDC.  I’ll use the Twitter account to post updates whenever there’s a blog post here or another notable event. Also, if you are looking at the […]

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Make recycling make sense

Full disclosure:  I love my 15″ MacBook Pro.  Knock on wood, I’ve not had any major problems with it in the 3 years that I’ve had it.  And, even though I’ve seen some things about the batteries that freak me out a bit, I don’t regret my purchase of it.  It’s done everything I have […]

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Woe is me: A Packrat’s Dilemma

One of the things that I didn’t understand for a long time was that to lessen my impact on the Earth, I needed to consume a lot less stuff.  Part of my urge for consumption in the first place surely comes from being an American – as Americans, we are told that consumerism is, in […]

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Turn off your computer! (But read this first…)

Speaking of computers, I can’t believe I forgot to tell you about this.  Do you want to know a really simple way to save energy in your home or business?  Turn off your computers!  This article from TreeHugger last week discusses a report that says… 50% of US workers don’t power down their PCs at […]

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This can’t be right.

Exhibit A:  Looks like a normal battery for a 17″ MacBook Pro, right? Exhibit B:  Not so much.  This is the old battery from my roommate’s 17″ MacBook Pro.  One day it just … started expanding.  Then she left it in the sun and it … kept expanding. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all […]

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