Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ecospot Winners Announced

Reciently the Alliance for Climate Protection announced there Ecospot winners. These are short spots (suitable for advertising) that were solicited in a contest. There were quite a few entries.

First Place: The Sky is Falling

Second Place: Are You Game

Third Place: I did Noth'n

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thinking about a living Christmas tree for next year

So for the past 12 years, Margaret and I have had a artificial Chirstmas tree. I always thought that this is the best way to go. Rather than cut trees use them and then chip them up. I just can't get into the disposable pattern of a cut tree.

I do miss the feeling of the real tree though and a friend of ours did a living Christmas tree this year in their home. But the question of "What do you do with it?" always comes up. Well I have been reading at about living Christmas trees. They suggest just giving it to the local park department or landscaper and letting them have it to plant.

It occured that this is a great gift for the environment. I pay for the nursery to grow a tree and then by giving the tree away will likely add another tree to the earth to help combat climate change. I plan to establish the recipient before I purchase the tree.

Bic Crystal ballpoint pen

It was brought to my attention by my friend Rob Gardner that the Bic Crystal ballpoint pen is a superior product. If you do not believe me, read the reviews yourself.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What have I been up to.

Those who are following my activities will notice a lack of blog postings lately.  So here is a quick summary of what I have been up to.


1)       Worked as a judge for the First LEGO League.  I thought that this might help with networking local support for but it did not amount to much.  It did make me better understand the challenge and I was thinking of running a team for for next year.

2)       I am not working much on web site.  I am lobbying the project supporters to change the name to Extreme Standardization, Interconnect, and Integration.  People seem to get that name better.  So I intend an entire web site rework and re-launch of the project at the beginning of the year.

3)       I have been spending much of my free time working on the Ultimate Resource for Leaders which is the new web site.  This project is to launch at the start of next year.  I am hoping to leverage this community to help me in re-launching the concept.

4)       Christmas is near and that means more projects with for presents.  Can’t describe them here, someone might get a clue as to what will be coming under the tree this year.