7 Wildfires Burning Around N.M.
wishing for rain… …The whole state is. By Sean Olson / Journal Staff Writer on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 The Donaldson Complex Fire near Ruidoso tripled in size Wednesday, reaching close enough to Alamo Canyon for authorities to order evacuations Wednesday evening. The Donaldson fire joined a growing number of blazes across the state that have burned more than 110,000 acres and...
This is really cool…3-D printer. Video: Solar Sinter Project Turns the Desert’s Free Abundance of Sand and Sun into 3-D-Printed Glass By Julie Beck Posted 06.27.2011 at 12:43 pm Solar Sinter Markus Kayser Markus Kayser’s Solar Sinter project takes the desert’s two most abundant resources, sunlight and sand and puts them to work manufacturing glass objects. Kayser loads the...
futurism Myths about the Future that Could Ruin Your Life Charlie Jane Anders — Nobody knows what the future will bring, but most of us think about the future all the time. Will we succeed in our goals? Will we fail? Will the world fall apart? Is the Singularity coming soon? But humans are notoriously bad predictors. We massively overrate the likelihood of remote possibilities, and...
Hmmm - time can disappear -
June 17, 2011 “Dark energy is a fiction —The appearance of acceleration is caused by time itself gradually slowing down” Remember a little thing called the space-time continuum? Well what if the time part of the equation was literally running out? New evidence is suggesting that time is slowly disappearing from our universe, and will one day vanish completely. This...
Spam: videos and Viagra
proustitute: If you’ve been spamming me with “I found a video of you, click here!” or something about Viagra, I’ve been blocking you left and right. I realize that your Tumblr account is probably compromised already if these messages are being sent out; on the off-chance that any of you have yet to receive all of this spam that is going around Tumblr, however, do not click any links.
ralph.ewig: SpaceX vs. Valador: The Price of... →
ralphewig: When I arrived at work this morning, I found this gem of news in my inbox. I have no personal knowledge of what happened and nothing to add to the article - but I think it pretty much speaks for itself: Quote 1: Early in June 2011, on behalf of Valador, Fragola attempted to obtain a…
Pour your brain into the Klein Bottle(via @io9) →
This Escher-looking structure is the Klein Bottle. It exists only in four dimensions, has only one surface, and contains itself. See what happens when the Möbius Strip turns to drink.
Too much testing? duh →
We spend too much time getting kids ready for the tests. At least 1/3 of the school year is used to prepare for and administer all the different tests which are mandated by the state and federal governments. Schools spend so much time jumping through these hoops so they can continue to get funding and high ratings so people will want to go to their school so they get more funding so they have to...
I think this story has gotten too little attention.
With the encouragement of my followers/friends I tried more Matcha. First I went with a hot Matcha latte. I liked it. It was fresh and soothing. I really like it. So I have had several more lattes hot and iced. It is an invigorating drink so I had to try as it is traditionally drunk. The flavor is wonderful and I think it could replace my morning coffee (except for the expense -...
Tale of Three Teas
On Thursday my kids and I went to the New Mexico Tea Co. NM Tea Co. Blog - NM Tea Co. Blog When we walked in we were enveloped in the most wonderful smells. Dozens of teas from fruity to smoky; fresh and uplifting. It was hard to choose! I got some Matcha and a Russian Caravan tea. My kids chose Cream Earl Grey and Bohemian Raspberry. We tried them out over three afternoons. My kids...
holdyourbreathtilitsover asked: thanks for answering :) it'll be my summer read
New way to cool off... →
This is a great idea. I hope it works. I lived in Phoenix and it is so god awful hot in the summer when you walk out of a building your mascara melts on your face.
The weather has decided to be warm now but the wind is still hanging around. The kids are out of school and we got a new kitten. Duke Randal Porkchop III, mostly known as Duke. I also found a typewriter (a 1953 Remington Quickwrite)at an estate sale for $5 My kids and their friends think it is so cool. So tea has just been the iced kind lately. Many of the iced varieties have been nicely...