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Observations From The Heart Of Silicon Valley

The calm before the storm?
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:11 PM

Yesterday I made the 2-hour drive back to Silicon Valley, where I lived for 15 years before moving out to the country.

I rarely go back, as I miss very little about the hyper-elite scene there. When I do, though, I feel I have a useful 'insider-now-outsider' perspective that allows me to see things there more accurately than those who live in that fishbowl 24/7.

What hit me most strongly upon arriving back in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area, is how little of the craziness has changed since I left 4 years ago. I don't mean 'unchanged' though; rather that the same craziness is there, just more extreme than ever. » Read more

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30 Awesome Survival Apps

Tech for preppers
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:05 PM

Preparedness and Resilience  - Theres's an app for that.  30 suggestions for apps for your smart device to help in building resilience and improve your preparedness.

http://urbansurvivalsite.com/survival-apps/

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Solar Technology for Farming and Urban Gardening

Simple solar solutions for the farm and garden
Friday, March 22, 2013, 1:11 PM

Some interesting solutions for getting power to remote locations for heating, pumping, and other farm and garden needs.

http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/solar-technology-farming-and-urban-gardening.html