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Archive for 2017

3D Tour – International Space Station

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Get your 3D glasses – but is worth the view without.  Allow 13 minutes for this coffee break.

Age is just a number

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Interesting article by Kerri Anne Renzulli for Money: This is the Age when you become Old, According to 4 Different Generations. All a matter of perspective – and I suggest that those numbers might move as the different generations age.  It’s also interesting to note that those with a wider or longer view seem to […]

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper – The Story

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Very interesting video about the iconic photo (and others):

Blessings on Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Global Seed Vault

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The World’s largest collection of genetic diversity of crops.  Seeds from all over the world, including 70,000 varieties of barley, 150,000 varieties of rice and 140,000 samples of wheat. Take a tour:

Commodity Export Share of US Ag Production

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Check out the graphic, and click on the image to link through to read the article about the percent of US Commodity production that leaves the States:   From: Which Commodity Depends the Most on Exports? AgWeb article by Ben Potter.   Some fun facts:  The US produces 80% of the world’s supply of almonds, […]

Cedar Point Virtual Ride – Valravn

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

AKA – how I tested the video on my new wide-screen monitor.

A Cautionary Tale of Overreach

Monday, May 1st, 2017

I can’t make this stuff up. Duarte Nursery v Army Corps of Engineers  (note:  link is to an early decision – the case is still pending as of this writing) is a case about the Feds pursuing a farmer for alleged tillage of wetlands. The farmer’s point of view is (1) I avoided any potential […]

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

A Peek into the Playbook

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Great article from RECODE This is Jeff Bezos’ Playbook The article reproduces Jeff Bezos’ (Amazon CEO) 2017 annual letter to shareholders.  Interesting philosophy that completely dispenses with the careful, conservative, considered approach of most large corporations. Well worth the read.

A Lane Changer

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Yeah, I know, April Fool’s was a week ago, and I missed seeing this one.  I would definitely sign up for this technology. I can dream.

400 Day Honeymoon, Documented by Drone

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A charming use of drone technology.  Kaz and Mariko Yamaguchi, from Kyoto, took a 400-day honeymoon to 48 countries and captured some beautiful video via drone. The BBC News bit on their experience is also worth the watch:

Drone Lawsuit Shot Down

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by a drone owner against the self-described “drone-slayer” for shooting down the drone. The drone owner brought the lawsuit under federal and FAA violations, but the judge found that this was a civil (tort) matter under state jurisdiction. Moral of the story: Shooting down drones that violate […]

World Record Domino Circle Bomb

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Epic.  Short video.  Very cool.

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 20th, 2017