Tag Archives: Environment

LEGO® recycling!

Great news! A while back LEGO made plans to start making their famous bricks from plants which is a mixed bag; its sugar cane and it only works with softer parts like tree branches, leaves, etc. No success in making … Continue reading

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Fusion power! Maybe in a few years

The latest attempt to harness fusion power is being built in France by a rare cooperative effort between numerous nations, including those who are bitter enemies. I really hope they succeed and are on schedule as much as possible. It’s … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Cool stuff in the new Apple parking garage

Now that I think about it, this is Apple’s first garage in the 15 years I’ve worked here. Well to demonstrate its commitment to being a greener corporation, the garage has recharging stations capable of servicing four electric cars; two per … Continue reading

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Relatively “old” Buzzfeed article on Austin needing some clarity

Let me give a quick clarification on this article since its author is full of crap, like anyone who visits my city and thinks she has it down after spending a week at SXSW.  Tacos, yes. Tacodeli is OK, only … Continue reading

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Say hello to my new car Vixen!

What began as a fact-finding mission turned into an adoption/purchase. I wasn’t really, completely suckered by a nice salesman Jon. We’re still nursing a frickin’ rental because our Honda Fit was finally approved for its repair, again, remember, it wasn’t our … Continue reading

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One of the feral cats at our timeshare

Hidden around the parking garage of our timeshare is a small feral colony. Most can be spotted near the spare/broken furniture the maintenance people keep locked up. I was told the manager feeds them (around six to seven) and they … Continue reading

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Austin is number six, but number one in Texas

Sure the Right-Wing Noise Machine and their flunkies will claim the source is biased, the ACEE, and the publisher relaying this, good ol’ Mother Jones, but there is much evidence of Austin being more energy efficient than Houston or Big D. … Continue reading

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