Category Archives: Ecology

Earth Science, Energy Saving/Efficiency, tree-hugging stuff the GOP denies.

Texas gubmint decides to murder the poor for Kapitalism

The animation from The Simpsons is a pretty accurate representation of how fucking dumb and willfully ignorant the Texas government, namely the executive branch, is. It’s also spot-on impression of this douchenozzle we have named Sid Miller, he’s the Agricultural Commissioner. … Continue reading

Posted in Austintatious, Biology, Ecology, Science & Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An old piece of propaganda from the Seventies

The recent winter storm brought this to the forefront again as a friend asked why I was giving the temperature in Metric, then backpedalled on how he was joking. Another friend reminisced with me about the big push to learn … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Physics, Science & Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Snow-ma-geddon 2021!

Power was restored at my house today, hence no post for yesterday! Lucky you while unlucky for Jennifer, her apartment remains offline and everything there is electric. Hard to believe 20 years ago, I wasn’t too thrilled about natural gas … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, News, Science & Technology | Tagged | Leave a comment

1980: Mount St. Helen’s erupts!

I don’t remember too much about this the day when it happened. I think more of the news was I paid attention to was the aftermath, namely how all those people died because they chose not to evacuate. The eruption … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, History, Science & Technology | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 1980: Mount St. Helen’s erupts!

1970: The First Earth Day

It was a nice try 50 years ago but then St. Reagan came along to demonize those of us who had the nerve to demand clean air and water. Even to this day, the FBI spies on is the Green … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, History, Science & Technology | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 1970: The First Earth Day

1980: Mount St. Helens

I made a slight error in making the volcano my Header. On this day in history is when Helens began to have activity which experts feared would be an eruption. A week later, there were small ones but the big … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, History, Science & Technology | Tagged , | Comments Off on 1980: Mount St. Helens

Harley’s first set of mpg stats are in

With the iPhone app Road Trip always takes the second fill up to be of any use when you buy a new car because I can’t remember why it doesn’t calculate the dealer’s gratis tank, doesn’t matter, the car’s computer … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, News, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Harley’s first set of mpg stats are in

MAD makes a good point against straws!

I have been asking Starbucks to give me what’s called a nitro lid with my drinks so I can consume my iced latte like a can of soda (it’s soda, pop is what you do to a zit). Besides, the … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Humor, Pictures, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on MAD makes a good point against straws!

Updated genetic stuff from 23 and Me

The updates just keep rolling in from 23andme.com and these were finally worth sharing. The past ones aren’t awful, they’ve been more along the lines of surveys to add to their collection of data. The four icons above represent three … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Ecology, Health, News, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Updated genetic stuff from 23 and Me

It seems we live in the Anthropocene Period

Last week, co-host Brooke Gladstone of On the Media interviewed stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. They discussed what aliens or future humans would find if they dug up our epoch for the Holocene Era (starts around 7000 BC) is definitely over. The period I think … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Biology, Ecology, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on It seems we live in the Anthropocene Period

Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M Conway

Ignore the documentary and take the time to read this painful book which was well-researched. You may not be able to get through Merchants easily, I often found myself putting it down for a two-day intervals due to the rage I felt. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Ecology, Reviews, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M Conway

Even if you hated TRON this is a good idea

Posted in Ecology, Physics, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Even if you hated TRON this is a good idea

Another step toward cyberizing the house!

We finally got around to installing this cool device you may have heard of, namely a few weeks ago when Google acquired them. A couple power companies will give it to you for free if you want one; Austin Energy … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Another step toward cyberizing the house!

Texas SBOE’s contrite approval…

…of Science textbooks has occurred but they promise more shenanigans to impose their knuckle-dragging perspective on Texas’ students. This affects the rest of America since the book publishers cater to the larger states/populations. I thought California still had some pull. … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Ecology, Science & Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on Texas SBOE’s contrite approval…

Before and after with LED lighting

Let’s see how much these new LED-based bulbs lower our electric bill. We’ve installed them in two of our heavier-used areas: the master bedroom and living room. Eventually I would like to press on with the two bathrooms, dining area … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Physics, Science & Technology | Comments Off on Before and after with LED lighting