Unintended consequences

By: aSigiam, 3:50 PM GMT on January 24, 2014

This article highlights some of those unintended consequences of pushing technology and efficiency upon us. In this case the virtual legislative extinction of the incandescent light bulb. I found it very thought provoking.

www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/power-points/442724 1/LEDing-it-hang-out--The-downside-of-higher-effic iency

LEDing it hang out: The downside of higher efficiency

It's not news that the venerable incandescen...

Do we really need this?

By: aSigiam, 2:36 PM GMT on April 04, 2013

Electronic News & CommentGesture Control Coming to a Television Near You

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4/3/2013 15 commentsNO RATINGSLogin to RateinShare.1Pressing buttons on your television’s remote may one day be passé. A new technology will enable couch potatoes to change channels, adjust the volume, rewind a movie, browse the Internet, or control myriad othe...

Mirror, Mirror on the wall …

By: aSigiam, 11:21 PM GMT on March 10, 2013

It is a simple device. No moving parts.
It usually is a fragile device. Although, with today’s technology, one could be made virtually unbreakable.
As any tool, it can be used properly and improperly.
If made correctly, it just sits there reflecting what is before it.
An undistorted, unaltered, just simply an image.
There is something very powerful about a mirror.
That ability to reflect and give a different perspective.
It usua...

Where to go from here?

By: aSigiam, 5:30 AM GMT on January 02, 2013

That nagging curse (possible Chinese but not proven to be), “May you live in interesting times” seems to be upon us.

A most interesting year, 2012.

I have replaced more hard drives (5) on mine, family and friends computers in 2012 than before.

Love my workout routine which alternates between boot camp and yoga.
My boot camp teacher is a former gymnast. She was out for about 6 weeks to have a baby. Now she is back and on a m...

The Garden and the Beast

By: aSigiam, 10:11 PM GMT on September 01, 2012

It has been awhile, but maybe I can get back into this habit.First, garden status. I am trying to do the vegetable garden at my parent’s place. They have a nice big backyard for such things. During the spring, the tomatoes did well, especially the romas, they were the biggest I have ever grown and very meaty. The German butterball potatoes did not fare well, but the small nuggets that were harvested were delicious – they will be tried again next year. The 10...

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Gardening has been one of my hobbies as well as photography and just being outdoors.

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