Archive for February, 2008

True power is not in what I know or what you know, but in what everyone knows.

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The tone of this cartoon kind of demeans UNC Charlotte, but hell, if Einstein thinks we need football let’s do it! I go into more detail on Your49erPresident.com

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I had to steal the title of this post straight from TreeHugger because it is so awesome and so true. This photo of Moscow definately makes me happy to live in the US and not Russia or China which have horrible air quality. The US has a long way to go in environmental justice, but at least we aren’t smog nation.

Moscow, Russia, like Sauron's Kingdom

Yes this is Moscow and not a CGI movie set

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Unscrew America!

This is one of the better website designs around! Unscrew America tells you how to save the world by changing your lightbulbs.


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While drought coverage has dropped off in the media over the last few months, we are still in a serious situation throughout the Southeast… especially GA, SC and NC.

The Green is one of Charlotte’s most popular uptown parks because of its location and the fact that it is always so inviting. However, now the landscape is dry and brittle… and brown and ugly.

I am not looking forward to what will likely be another hot and dry summer because the drought situation will only get worse.

The grass is now devastated
I’m sure all those other Charlottes across the world are a lot less brown

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Windows Vista has been continually bashed on the internet by a lot of people because it is,

a) Different than XP

b) Incompatible, because hardware manufacturers did a poor job of supporting it from the start, even though more hardware manufacturers supported it than did XP when it was released

And so over the past year people have posted articles on how to Upgrade to XP from Windows Vista or why you should switch to mac or etc… I don’t love Microsoft and I don’t hate Apple. I have used OSX and Ubuntu extensively and even have them set up on partitions on my home desktop because every operating system has strengths and weaknesses. But one operating system has stood out in reliability and features from both of the others and that OS is Vista.

It dosen’t crash, apps don’t lock up, I never have to restart, tons of apps run in the background for me doing various things and it just keeps on going. Perhaps my system is just abnormally stable or something but Vista really is a great OS and it goes toe to toe with OSX on every feature and capability. It is taboo to say something like that but I’ll put it out there. I still think OSX is better for the average user, but for power users there is no better OS than Vista.

My stint of Vista uptime ended last night when I restarted to install Vista SP1 and so the time ended at 16d 21h and 27s. SP1 is even faster than before and some of the upgrades are awesome. I highly doubt I’ll be restarting anytime soon.

 My Google Desktop uptime gadget tracks the time since last reboot

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