Xmas tree @ Pier 39 San Francisco
Archives for December 2005
Bush ‘Flat Wrong’ on Kyoto
It will “hurt the economy”, eh? He probably means his personal economy. The problem isn’t going away and the country’s economy will probably be hurt worse the longer it takes the oil-mongers in Washington (DC) to realize that there won’t be one to hurt before too long. Then again, the oil-mongers will probably be dead first and if there’s one constant among politicians it’s the “I’ll Be Dead by Then so Who Cares” philosophy.
Wired News: Bush ‘Flat Wrong’ on Kyoto
The Canadians and others also saw Montreal as an opportunity to draw the outsider United States into the emission-controls regime, through discussions under the broader 1992 U.N. climate treaty.
But the Americans have repeatedly rejected the idea of rejoining future negotiations to set post-2012 emissions controls. The Canadians continued to press for agreement early Friday, offering the U.S. delegation vague, noncommittal language by which Washington would join only in “exploring approaches” to cooperative action.
While rejecting mandatory targets, the Bush administration points to $3 billion-a-year U.S. government spending on research and development of energy-saving technologies as a demonstration of U.S. efforts to combat climate change.
Hardware Porn – Girls with Network Equipment
I… I… Um… Cool! Hehe…
Creativity on speed (as in fast)
I’ve known for a long time that the best way to learn non-technical things and create artistic thingies was to get my logical brain the hell out of the way. This puts that idea into a very digestible, and vastly more useful, form.
Creating Passionate Users: Creativity on speed
One of the best ways to be truly creative–breakthrough creative–is to be forced to go fast. Really, really, really fast. From the brain’s perspective, it makes sense that extreme speed can unlock creativity. When forced to come up with something under extreme time constraints, we’re forced to rely on the more intuitive, subconscious parts of our brain. The time pressure can help suppress the logical/rational/critical parts of your brain. It helps you EQ up subconscious creativity (so-called “right brain”) and EQ down conscious thought (“left brain”).