Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know."
— Rembrandt

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

Later today I'll be going to the Orthodontist for my next visit. I suspect they'll be changing some of the brackets so that they can fine-tune the alignment. I don't want to speak too soon but I think we're on the home stretch!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tiny House; Big Living

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has developed a home for people who want to live large in a small house. Simply because of it's size, you'll be able to save all kinds of money on the construction of it. Plus, you'll be reducing future costs of heating and electricity. Not to mention the high you'll get from your seriously-reduced impact on the environment.

Look at this cutie! The B-53 is 837 square feet. Its two levels gets you 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, and living room with optional 3rd bedroom. All on a scale that works for that small-family trend these days. Check it out on or go directly to the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company web site.

Friday, February 20, 2009

IEBGreen Challenge: Rechargeable Batteries

Rob said... "For things like kids toys, it's hard to beat rechargeable NiMh batteries. I run a small fleet of programmable robots for summer science camps and would guess I've avoided over 6 kilos of scrap batteries in the last few years."

Thanks so much for the suggestion, Rob. And, congratulations on saving the world from so many batteries!

Keep the suggestions rolling in. Everything you contribute helps others go Green.

To learn more about the Easy Being Green Challenge, view the original It's Easy Being Green article. And, to see what things I'm adding to my list regularly, check out the "Green things done to date" in the right-hand column.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Every problem becomes very childish when once it is explained to you."
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (spoken by Sherlock Holmes in The Dancing Men)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

Doubling up on the elastics has absolutely sped things up! So much so that my brackets are rubbing against fresh cheek that hasn't had time to toughen yet. Yowza!

Octopus Camouflage is Amazing!

This video is fantastic! You will not believe that there is an octopus in it. The transformation happens so fast the videographer plays it again in slow motion and reverse for you. The octopus not only changes colour, it changes texture. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.

— Richard Avedon

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

I recently had my 4-month check-up at the Dentist (he insists on seeing me regularly while I'm going to the Orthodontist) and he was very pleased with the progress and how well I'm doing at keeping my teeth clean. I received a clean bill of health and a great tip -- doubling-up my elastics will speed up the process! I'll let you know next week how it goes.

Monday, February 09, 2009

IEBGreen Challenge: Re-use Batteries

anonymous said... "When the batteries in the kids' toys don't work anymore, I don't throw them out. A lot of times these games require a lot of juice in batteries, which means, there is actually plenty juice left for a less needy game or item. I use them in clocks, or little flashlights, something that requires much less power!"

Love it! Tried it and it's true! Keep the suggestions rolling in. Everything you contribute helps others get Greener.

To see more viewer comments, visit the original It's Easy Being Green article. And, to see what things I'm adding to my list daily, check out the "Green things done to date" in the right-hand column.

Nanodreadlocks and Fossil Poop

An exciting set of 8 photographs featuring things as tiny as cells and as large as galaxies. Enjoy! New York Times slide show.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Choose only one master... Nature."
— Rembrandt

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

Unfortunately I'm in a phase where teeth are out of alignment again which means that really crunchy foods are difficult to eat. Yay for mushy cereal!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Longest Exposure Ever?

This photo is a 6-month exposure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, about 120 miles east of London, England. The shot was taken with a hand-made pinhole camera from December 17th, 2007 to June 21st, 2008. Each streak of light marks the path of the sun across the sky each day.

This photo was part of a project that photographer Justin Quinnell created to record various views of Bristol from the winter solstice to the summer solstice.

Justin was the pinhole photography consultant on the upcoming Rachel Weisz movie entitled "The Brothers Bloom" due to be released in October, 2009.

• Justin Quinnell
• Wikipedia on Pinhole Cameras
• Story via Holy Web! blog
• The movie The Brothers Bloom