Porsche Chooses China for Its Entry Into Sedans Keith Bradsher, NY Times, April 19, 2009 A dark gray Panamera rolled onto a stage Sunday night on the 94th floor of the 1,614-foot Shanghai World Financial Center, the tallest building in mainland China, having been wedged nearly vertical into an elevator barely wide enough for the […]
Middle America, you can keep your McMansions (unless the bank takes them back, of course), I want a Tumbleweed. Okay, to be perfectly honest, I’d prefer a small urban apartment and a subway pass. But doesn’t this look wonderful!
Maine’s largest city OKs backyard chickens Boston.com, February 19, 2009 Maine’s largest city has become the latest municipality in the state to allow residents to keep chickens in their backyards. Portland officials said the council received 150 e-mails, the most it’s ever received on any issue, which came up as the recession has more people […]
Everybody knows what a lamp is, but how many have ever heard of a wamp? For years I used one distribution of Linux or another as my primary operating system and mostly loved it. But Gimp isn’t Photoshop and I was tired of using my laptop to manage and edit my photo library. Photoshop CS3 […]
People are actually starting to curb their consumption habits. Whew! It looks like, for now, $4 is a magic number. People are driving less and automakers are taking notice. Oil Isn’t Cheap Anymore By Kevin Bullis, Technology Review, July 10, 2008 It’s about time! Last week I heard an interesting advertisement for a local automobile […]
Saco (sock-o) was recently chosen as “the greenest city in Maine” by Going Green Magazine. Yippee. As such, it will host the Maine Going Green Energy, Building & Living Expo in September. One of the factors in the decision was our two wind turbines. The new train depot and city offices will be powered from […]
I read a brief article today in Foreign Policy Magazine (January/February 2008) that echoes what I’ve been thinking and talking about for a long time. Politicians need to stop insisting that we have a right to cheap gasoline and instead push for higher gas prices. High gas prices would not only stimulate public and private […]
Yesterday at Biddeford Pool my daughter found a seal carcass. In order to investigate and appease her curiosity she asked me if she could throw rocks at it. After hesitating to sort out my moral conundrum I gave her permission. Kirsten overheard an older lady nearby question why we would allow them to do such […]