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Happy Thanksgiving from Lawlatte

by Miriam - November 26th, 2015

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Golden Age of Hollywood Dance meets – Uptown Funk

by Miriam - November 20th, 2015

Some people seem to have too much time on their hands, but I can’t complain about the results. This goes to show – it’s not just today’s young and hip that can dance.

Adele’s “Hello” – As interpreted in ASL by Molly Bartholomew

by Miriam - November 14th, 2015

Adele’s new single, “Hello” is making waves.  ASL interpreter Molly Bartholomew takes it up several notches.  Even if you’re getting tired of “Hello,” take time to watch this:

Hello – Adele ASL Interpretation from Molly Lou Bartholomew on Vimeo.

Farmer Wave Week

by Miriam - November 11th, 2015

If you are a farmer, you’ll get this.
Our friends in Iowa have come up with this, as endorsed by KIK110.1

Check out the video:

Halloween Bohemian Rhapsody Light Show

by Miriam - October 25th, 2015

In case you missed this in 2014, here is a terrific home Halloween light show, set to Queen’s famous BR – Well done!

OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” Awesome Video Using UAS Technology

by Miriam - October 9th, 2015

Check out this OK Go video – uses awesome technology, including a Honda Uni-Cub and UAS (unmanned aerial system, i.e. “drone”) to shoot the entire video, half speed in one take.  The imagination and coordination is amazing.

Watch the “behind the scenes” video to see how it was conceived, developed, and filmed:

by Miriam - September 29th, 2015

Happy National Coffee Day

Derby the Dog

by Miriam - September 28th, 2015

Awesome.  What a difference human creativity can make.

Tech Unicorns and the Tech Age

by Miriam - September 17th, 2015

The phrase “Unicorns” (in reference to startup companies) has been around since 2013 when Cowboy Ventures tagged 39 startup companies with membership in the Unicorn Club.  “Tech Unicorns” are billion-dollar tech startup companies that rocketed to fame (and fortune).  Unicorns have launched at a rate of about 4 per year over the past decade.  “Super-unicorn” is phrase used for startups that are worth more than $100B (Facebook).

Google (not a unicorn) the phrase, and you will find a number of articles from front-runner magazines and blogs.  A complete list of Unicorn companies (now numbering 134) can be found here.  While the phrase is catchy, it no longer fits the model – no longer rare, “unicorn club” status is now expected, instead of a dream goal.

How many of the images or names below do you recognize (and use) in the chart of top tech unicorns?

Click image for link to article, "One of tech's most important investors says 'you'll see some dead unicorns this year' among startups worth $1 billion," from the Business Insider

Click image for link to article, “One of tech’s most important investors says ‘you’ll see some dead unicorns this year’ among startups worth $1 billion,” from the Business Insider.

For a phrase that was coined in 2013, it didn’t take long for the media to start predicting “dead unicorns.”  In this case, the article refers to Evernote making the transition from tech startup to long-term maturity (100-year company).

It seems strange to talk about tech startups as 100-year companies, but if you consider the “Third Industrial Revolution” as the Age of Computers, we are already nearly 70 years into the digital age.  The five-oldest “tech” companies were started before 1940.

Tech Info

Jason Brown – NFL to AG

by Miriam - September 4th, 2015

He gave up the NFL for farming in North Carolina, and then gives the first part of his crop to the hungry.   Way cool.

According to Jason, “A life of greatness is a life of service.”

One Stitch Closer – Veronika Scott empowers other women

by Miriam - August 31st, 2015

This is what can happen when you search for solutions.  Kudos, Ms.  Scott!

The Carlton

by Miriam - August 25th, 2015

I don’t watch DWTS, and I never watched “Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire,” but this is charmingly cute and wonderfully well-done.

Worth a coffee break.

How to Age Gracefully – Farewell Video from WireTap

by Miriam - August 21st, 2015

Thanks for expanding our reality.

WireTap Radio signs off after 11 years.

National Radio Quiet Zone

by Miriam - August 21st, 2015

Established in 1958, this is the quietest place in America.  No cell signal, no radio, microwave ovens, no electronics of any kind.  Even gasoline engines are set aside in favor of diesel.

Visit – Green Bank, WV., National Radio Quiet Zone

And, about the telescope:

And, about some of the people who live there for health reasons:

Zip Lookup – Quick Demographic information

by Miriam - August 18th, 2015

Check out Zip Lookup for interesting demographic information by zip code.  Not terribly detailed, but useful, informative, and not surprising summary information about a community zip code.

ZIP Lookup