Sunday, July 30, 2006

Cradle to Cradle

A good idea, instead of wasting resources recycling what we have, why not make things that recycle well.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Inovative Ways of Building a House

The other day I was thinking about cool ways to build a house. These are the ideas I came up with.

A shell house is a house where the outside is a dome or normal walls that keep out the weather. The interior walls and infrastructure has no structural function only what is needed for the people living in the house. The interior could be made of something as simple as paper or fabric.

A lego blocks house is build of mass produced slabs between 4 and 10 feet square. There are floor modules, wall modules roof modules, etc. with electrical and plumbing connections embedded in them. The modules would not be permanently joined and could be remodeled or moved with half a days work. The foundation could be something like the raised floor seen in computer rooms where floor slabs are placed into a frame on pillars.

A Local brick house is a house made of bricks that are fired either locally or at the build site. Dirt is dug up and melted into a glass or baked like brick either by a normal kiln or perhaps a large portable solar reflector.

The hot glue house is a variant of the local brick house except that instead of making discrete bricks the process produces a stream of molten glass. The stream is then laid down row after row like hot glue or toothpaste until a foundation, walls, or a dome is formed.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Newspapers and Government

"If I had to choose between a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I would choose newspapers without a government." - Thomas Jefferson

( Quote taken from

Why We Fight

For anyone who studies history and politics and is looking for insightful questions about the future of the US, its politics and the world, the documentary "Why We Fight" is required viewing. Watching it a second time with the background commentary from the director Eugene Jarecki Lawrence Wilkerson is also insightful. The wikipedia page for the film is filled with additional details.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Politics Internet Style

The mission statment of Wikia, the political portion of Wikipedia, rather exelently captures how I view politics.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Updated Programs

I have update my programs includeing screen images, descriptions, binaries, and source code. There are eleven programs in total. The updated page is here.