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  • The Iron Butt
    06/21/2005 11:40PM
    In supporting of a conversation I had earlier this evening, this is a link to the

    The Iron Butt Rally

    Insane long distance riding.

    And a link to heated grips that Ian has had good luck with:

    Heated Grip Kit

  • How To Offset The Green House Gases From Your Car
    06/21/2005 5:04PM
    I've seen several other companies that were doing this overseas, but now there's one based in the US on the West Coast.

    What TerraPass let's you do is to buy certificates for the C02 emissions produced by your car. You simply look up your car's model and year and the number of miles you drive annually on their website, and then purchase the appropriately priced TerraPass for your car.The funds are then used to directly offset the amount of C02 your car produces.

    It's actually pretty reasonable; for example, my 5500 pound Suburban diesel only costs $29.95/year. Terrapass uses these funds to buy market traded carbon certificates or finance clean energy projects,

    TerraPass eventually plans to offer certificates for air travel and household utility emissions too.

    This is a very simple and convenient way for anyone to directly pay for the environmental cost of their vehicle's carbon output and in essence, zero out it's effect.
  • Store Wars
    06/20/2005 4:12PM
    Barbara found this one.  From the Organic Trade Association, this is a hilarious Flash movie in the tradition of the Meatrix.

    http://www.storewars.org/flash/index.html
  • What I've been telling coders for years.
    06/20/2005 2:43PM
    This is something I have been saying for years. Simple coding, and to some degree even software design, is an inherently outsourceable commodity. However, technologists with a deep understanding of business processes will continue to be in extremely high demand for ages to come.

    From slashdot:

    "Yahoo! News writes "The U.S. software industry lost 16 percent of its jobs from March 2001 to March 2004, the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute found. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that information technology industries laid off more than 7,000 American workers in the first quarter of 2005. Gartner researchers say most people affiliated with corporate information technology departments will assume "business-facing" roles, focused not so much on gadgets and algorithms but corporate strategy, personnel and financial analysis. "If you're only interested in deep coding and you want to remain in your cubicle all day, there are a shrinking number of jobs for you," said Diane Morello, Gartner vice president of research.""
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS:

    http://particletree.com/features/the-importance-of-rss