Sunday, January 28, 2007

Future Computer Interfaces Demo'ing Now

New desktops that mimic real ones. If anyone saw the movie "Minority Report" this will ring familiar to you. The future is no mouse, no keyboard, but an all in one touch sensitive physics based screen. Watch these videos and then wonder who is working with these people. Is it Microsoft, Apple, Google, or someone who will come out and blow them all away. This is the future:

Friday, January 26, 2007

This is a really cute and createive online game for kids. Draw a figure and then animate it. This was my masterpiece.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I think this guy really put together a nice video explaining why we ride recumbents as opposed to upright bicycles:

Recumbent Video

One of my projects for 2007 is to convert my collection of VHS tapes to DVD. In the process I have discovered a lot of forgotten footage. This clip is from a recumbent ride at Daytona Beach, Florida that a friend, Fred Ungewitter and I coordinated. We called the group LASERR which stood for Loose Assemblage of South East Recumbent Riders. I am really pleased that the footage shot by his wife Ginnie is now preserved. Here is a sample:

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Powerful Walmart helps reduce power consumption

Walmart is using its power to reduce power consumption. Good to see that they are marketing power miser light bulbs. If everyone switched to these our dependency on oil could be reduced significantly. While the savings may not be huge for individual homes, although it will be noticeable, the impact of millions of households converting could be huge. A major retailer like Walmart can help make it happen. Read the article below. Very interesting.

Power-Sipping Bulbs Get Backing From Wal-Mart - New York Times