Bush team plans policy to prevent power supply crises
Here’s the keeper, a quote from Cheney:
“The federal government’s main role should be to facilitate more energy production, he said.”
I suppose conservation, increasing efficiency, and continuing to protect the environment are beside the point. Build more plants, yeah right, that’s always the answer.
This is why I like working on Blogger. A fellow professor at Kay’s work had twins, her husband bought a digital camera, and rationalized it by promising that he’d keep a journal with photographs to document their growth. And they’re in it for the long haul, if you look down the sidebar at the “events” listing.
A million people could complain about Blogger being slow and their ftp or archives not working, and I just keep thinking of sites like this, and how amazing the stuff we’re doing is, and it makes it all worth it.
I was going through some old files, and noticed a screenshot of this very site, when my design was stolen by another site. I revisited that site tonight, to see if it was still up and noticed the top post: “I’m getting really tired of the boring design of this site. Does anyone have an inspiration for a cool new look?”
Just a friendly public service warning that you might be next.
Pointless Statistical Projects for a Sunday Afternoon: create a graph of magazine thickness vs. time, for Business 2.0, Fast Company, Industry Standard, and Wired. Then overlay NASDAQ index levels, and finally give a r2 value to determine how those things are correlated. If they don’t correlate, is there a time shift due to publishing delays?
If I had enough magazines, I would have completed such a project, but for now it’s just a pointless wish.
Look Ma, I got mentioned in Slate! (scroll down to the bit about Peter Maass‘ new site)
Those wacky greenpeace kids are at it again. I think we all know that “protest” is going to be a big word over the next four years. It’ll be interesting to see if all these calls to action bear fruit, and bring some understanding and unity on the part of the new president, or if they polarize the country more.
I do hope the Alaskan Wilderness survives unscathed, it seems to be the will of most Alaskans I know, though a real or perceived energy crunch could turn it into an oil field overnight.
I realized today that Maxim is a beer commercial, expanded into magazine format.
I wonder what the appeal of the beer-commercial-as-lifestyle is for most men. Is real life too unappealing? Is it a daydream world they wish for, or do they believe it represents reality?
Ideas thought of while goofing around at lunch (part of a long series):
We noticed an empty office space got converted into a restaurant, and with the current climate in SOMA, why not run with the idea?
Mindshare, the internet startup-themed restaurant. Menus would appear as flash-based powerpoint-esque presentations on Ergos. Menu items: Appetizers = Angel Investments, Burgers = Integrated eBurger Solutions, Dessert Cart = Collaborative Deliverables. Restaurant furniture consists of IKEA tables and Aeron chairs. Waiters and Waitresses would be referred to as P-to-P infrastructure supply chains. They would all be clothed in business-casual, new media blue shirts and khakis. All meals could be paid for by one-clicking the bill. There would be no tipping, to entice new customers, ensure that shipping food to their table was free, and all menu items would be sold at a loss. After gaining a sufficient number of eyeballs and becoming market leader, the restaurant would then figure out a sustainable business plan.