University is a Bad Investment, Engagement is What Matters

Oct 10

University is an Unwise Investment: http://youtu.be/aHkGaK2RNDU Very thought provoking. Engagement is a core theme in this debate — what engages people cannot be met by a single solution, entity, etc. No matter how we choose to engage with the community & our own education, what’s most important is the act of engagement itself, and maintain that each...

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Re: Why the Ambitious Are the Least Likely to be Successful

Oct 06

Re: Why the Ambitious Are the Least Likely to be Successful I think a critical point is that, you can start with ambition, and end up with a healthy regular schedule of work that satisfies not only external rewards we originally, and continue, to seek, but, to also find joy in work we find internal resistance to, from time to time. I’d argue that we all, at...

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Loud Bicycle is Coming in October 2013!

Sep 18

Finally a company has released a compact bicycle car horn. Sounds identical to a standard compact car at 112 db, with high and low notes, all for under $100. My custom car horn installation, with 2 RadioShack 7.2 V NiMH battery packs, cost about $150, plus my time, to macguyver and install. I like how much smaller the built-in USB LiPO batteries make this powerful...

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Chickpea Oat Banana Apple Muffins

Sep 09

Mix all ingredients well and place 1/3 cup batter in each cup. Cook in oven at 350 degrees f. For an hour or so. Remove muffins from oven when a toothpick can be inserted and removed...

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Vanilla Cinnamon Oat Brown Rice Pancakes

Sep 08

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Troubleshooting a New Dell Laser (LED) Printer Wireless Connection

Jul 07

I noticed that, even if a wireless printer shows as connected with it’s wifi light on steady, sometimes you just have to press the WPS button on both the printer and router to re-add it, if you cannot print. Then just re-add the printer over wifi. An easy way to check whether your printer really is on your wifi network, just connect to the router (usually at...

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Going Paperless

Oct 17

Here is the 2012 General Election Sample Ballot (full booklet) for anyone who cares to read on their e-book reader of choice (PDF). I “scanned” this all on my iPhone with just a few snaps of the camera using My Scans PRO — I am really surprised how quick and easy it was, it really looks like I scanned it. This is pretty exciting as a note taking and...

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