Archive for December, 2011

Converting Qatar: Tunnel Boring Machines

Still not sure why an article about spending US$35 billion over ten years to bore 200 miles of subway tunnels appears in Converting Today (Europe’s Leading Converting Magazine), but here it is:  Qatar set for next tunneling boom. Converting Industry Overview Changes in packaging technology, security requirements, safety requirements, consumer expectations, and the increasing need […]

Drone Electro Kosmiche Noise Techno

Did I mention “Crunchy”?  Listen to/download the entire 13-track album here: http://magnetize.bandcamp.com/album/frame-dragging

If the honey don’t cure you, the Camels will.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.  […]

Getting Started on LinkedIn

Several, if not thousands, of the 175 million LinkedIn “users” are manufactured persons.  Here is a link to one “public profile” on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/firstnamelastname I was really scared to start a LinkedIn profile.  I was very leery of the whole “social networking” thing.  I still don’t have a Facebook account, because I am still scared […]

Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

Rhein II is a photograph by German visual artist Andreas Gursky in 1999. In the image, the Rhine flows horizontally across the field of view, between green fields, under an overcast sky. Extraneous details, such as dog-walkers and a factory building, were removed by the artist via digital editing. On November 8, 2011, a print […]

Saving the world, one daughter at a time.

My daughter asked me if I am angry that the United States did nothing to prevent or end the genocide in Rwanda. The killings that came to be known as the Rwandan Genocide started in early April of 1994 and went on for about 100 days.  At that time, I was 34 years old and […]