Friday, March 11, 2016

A chemical cure for chemical dependence? This episode (audio) of Radiolab opens my eyes about treatments that seem to have been hidden. Well worth the listen:

Thursday, March 03, 2016

This article turns what we've been previously thought - around. And for me, it makes a lot more sense. 

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
interesting concept (Dapps = decentralized apps)
3 Dapps You HAVE to See
and this...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

I just ran across this article:
Here is the $215 box you can purchase in the US:

But of course you can do it for much cheaper (and yes, they are using the same system (XBMC/KODI)).

Ive been doing something similar to this for a couple years now. You can also use an Amazon TV stick instead (as well as other options).

Get KODI here:

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

google polymer

I just found out about this last week, but it appears that this has been around for 3 years or more. But when I saw the video about it, I immediately understood that this could be a huge shift in the way we develop things in general. I am currently testing it myself, and learning more about it each day. If you have the time, you should definitely take a look.

browser based tool

pokemon speak tutorial (and more great info)

HN article

catalog of projects

chrome browser plugin to show you polymer is being used and what elements

host/work with a polymer project in google drive

salesforce ux prototype with polymer designer



PAPER (material design) elements - visual examples
IRON (core) elements - visual examples
GOLD (ecommerce) elements - visual examples
NEON (animation/sfx) elements - visual examples
PLATINUM (offline/push) elements - visual examples
MOLECULES (wrappers for libraries)
polymer slack channel

build an app with the online tool (google maps)
create a website
create a drive client

chrome dev editor
Upgrading to Polymer.dart from Web UI
installing - a first look
fireball editor
from 2014
web component mashup

IO 2015
IO 2014
web components in action 2013

manually operated automobiles obsolete? how soon is now?

Google, UBER, Apple, and car manufacturers are rumored to be developing/testing driverless cars. I think that cars could be our future public transit system. The public could donate their car for a discount or a limited use of the transit system. The users of this system would ride in the automatic driving cars, to and from destinations by request via their smartphone app. The cars would routinely be refueled, cleaned, washed, checked, repaired and maintained at nearby hubs/stations. Why would anyone want to own a car if cars were easily and readily available at any time?

-safer? less accidents? saving more lives?
-more efficient in energy expenditure
-traffic lights/speed traps/police patrol/speed limits could become a thing of the past
-no more purchasing of cars by the general public (they will be owned by the service operator?)
-no need for personal car insurance? this will most likely be transitioned to something else
-loss of jobs. no need for truck drivers, bus drivers, forklift drivers and more