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BOINC – Your Computer!

March 26, 2009 Technology

BOINC stands for Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing – parent to the more familiar SETI – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – it is a way of harnessing the unused computer processing power on the planet.  Run by the University of California, the program requires you to download a simple application that taps into your […]

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Karen Kalisek's Top 20 Things To Help (11-15)

January 13, 2009 At Home

11.  Save your cans. When you take them to a redemption center, hand the money earned to someone you see there that is obviously trying to make ends meet. 12.  Invite those struggling over for dinner and a movie. They need to be around people who love them. Pack up all the left overs (make […]

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Have Courage – It Has Happened Before & Will Happen Again

January 13, 2009 Inspiration

There is some element of comfort in knowing that someone has already gone through the horrible times that you are currently experiencing – even more so – that they survived. Read Karen Kalisek’s amazing story of the mid-80’s recession in Midland Texas

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Do The Two Step!

January 13, 2009 Inspiration

My driving instructor once said, “Don’t look at what you are avoiding because you will steer right into it.” When life is hard or painful, we each have a choice.  We can either work each other into worried snits (as my dear mother would say), or we can choose to love life anyway and share what’s […]

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Build RelationSHIPS

January 12, 2009 General Advice

Winston Churchill said: “If you are going through hell, keep going.” In order to keep going, it is important to build relationSHIPS not little relation-dinghies. RelationSHIPS are well designed to withstand troubled waters; dinghies will capsize easily. I think people who have become disabled, and people who have lived through traumatic experiences will tell you […]

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40 Year Mortgage Restructuring

December 22, 2008 Housing

One of my clients had an interesting suggestion.  Have the banks offer the following to those with home loans in danger of foreclosure.  The bank restructures the loan for 40 years with an affordable interest rate.  The individuals have to remain in the home for a specified amount of time (5-10 years) – which would […]

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Use technology in every possible way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels.

December 22, 2008 The Big Picture

Use technology in every possible way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels.   For examples:   (1) Cut the use of fossil fuels by reducing the use of school buses and school buildings and structures, costs of instructor and administrative transportation, etc..   Teach kids the fundamentals via computer networks (a single, caring, […]

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