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On keeping records

I have been wondering since an early age why so much time is spent on making and curating records (of pretty much everything you can think of, both public and private). But I’m learning through living that record-keeping is truly invaluable, because not only does it serve to remind you of facts and thoughts, it [...]

1/13/09 / Move

1:22 PM Interesting gimmick for promoting tourism in Autralia. Those crazy Australians! 12:44 PM I realized this morning, regarding the article I blogged about yesterday, that I should make a disclaimer about scientific articles. Myself and others find these statistics and informational tidbits interesting and amusing, like how much energy a Google search consumes or [...]

1/12/08 / Secra

10:24 AM Interesting article on the environmental impact of a Google search. Interesting facts I didn’t know before, quoted verbatim from article: a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g A recent report by Gartner, the industry analysts, said the global IT industry generated as much greenhouse gas as [...]

The greatest places on earth

  Madagascar Madagascar has the greatest variety of fauna of any island The chameleon’s tongue is as long as its body There are cactii that grow as tall as trees Tibet The plateau of Tibet is higher in elevation than the tallest peaks of the Rockies In Tibet temperatures can drop 80 degrees Fahrenheit in [...]

8/31/08 / Chautauqua

4:53 PM So here are maps made from Google Earth of the two trails mentioned below. Royal Arch trail, the one I hiked today, is 4 miles round-trip.  It’s labeled “moderate” on the official map, but the guide at the visitor’s center said he would label it more toward “strenuous” if it were up to [...]

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