Eco-Friendly Tuesday

This isn’t really news but Global Warming and Internet Inventor Al Gore is demanding we be carbon free by 2018. Some people will say anything to get noticed. Well, I demand we be carbon free by 2017. My idea? Cars and Turbines.

On cars: GM is adventuring with the public utilities to figure out how to set up a plug-in network for all of those upcoming Chevy Volt’s it is going to make.

On Turbines: Ireland has successfully installed the worlds first tidal turbine. Bitchin!

I finally got around to getting some new 2000’s music.
Coldplay – Viva La Vida – Excellent 5 stars, best yet, yougottabuyit!
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs – Excellent, 5 stars, a definite buy, group definitely evolving.
Nine Inch Nails – The Slip – Excellent, 4 stars, a definite buy.

From the good FREE software to download dept:
I don’t own an Ipod but my daughter does and converting dvd movies to ipod format just got a little bit easier with DVD Catalyst Free

I’m one of those “I want my stuff in my own folders”. I just downloaded this program and it works as advertised. It’s called Placesbar Tweaker and it’s FREE of course.


Ice, Ice, Baby!

Thank goodness I read Gizmodo every day. They are truly my link to the outside, and I mean OUTSIDE world. According to the scoops at Gizmodo, ice has been found on Mars. I don’t want to steal any of their thunder so make sure to check out the story.

You may be one of those who is not enamored by LNG, but you gotta love CNG. Fill ‘er up! [via INHABITAT]

Also from the fine folks at Inhabitat, I think I finally found my next hybrid dump truck. When biggest is best, this is the king of all hybrids.

It seems the inventor of the internet and self proclaimed save us all from certain global warmth is not exactly practicing what he is preaching. Yep, Al “Internet” Gore’s personal energy consumption is up a whopping 10%. The girth of his carbon footprint is expanding. His lack of focus on the next version of Internet Explorer is not helping Microsoft at all.

That will be it for the next few days. I’m headed to Bend for a little rest and relaxation on a company retreat