Category Archives: Ideas

The Keep

Are you a gamer?  Do you have more than a couple of games?  Do you ever take your games somewhere else to play? If you answer those as ‘yes’, then you need a Keep.  Personally, I want two. First, let’s … Continue reading

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Roots

When people speak of their roots, they are speaking about their history about their past and their culture.  But more often than not, they are also speaking of their home. In days past, a family would live in a home … Continue reading

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What Should the Democrats Do Now?

I’ve said this before.  November is either the end of our decent American society or the beginning of a long battle to reclaim it.  If Romney wins, then the citizens of this country are screwed.  Anyone who doesn’t know this … Continue reading

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The US Public Education System

I’d like to share a thought that I heard about at the Council of Chief State School Officers conference I went to this last week (also known as the trip from hell).  What’s interesting is that this quote is not … Continue reading

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3D Printing and Nanomanufacturing – Why a Post Scarcity Society Can’t Exist

There are a variety of 3D printers out now and many of them are high accuracy, multi-material devices for around $1000.  There are a variety of companies that are exploring 3D copying.  Basically a scanner scans an object in three … Continue reading

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Chains of Causality

My boy was reading “Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo” today in the car and it got me to thinking (yeah, I know). That book is actually quite profound in that it follows the chain of cause and effect through … Continue reading

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The New Year and the Future

We sit around the table, remembering fun times with family and watching the boy explore his new toys.  Then we get to talking about how radically different things are not and how much more radically altered things will be in … Continue reading

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Relative Sizes

One thing bugs me to no end.  The invention of new relative sizes.  It’s stupid and a waste of marketing effort. If you announce the size of your product, setting, whatever, then it is a fixed size.  If you say … Continue reading

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Pern and Berk – A Comparison of Dragons

Netflix has the “How to Train Your Dragon” Holiday Special (Can you say ‘Yak-nog’?) and while watching this,  I was struck by the similarity between the concepts of the dragons of Berk and the dragons of Anne McCaffery’s Pern. Now, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Christmas Tree

Words just cannot express the sheer awesome that this is…

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