Sunday, April 26, 2009

ok.. omg...

Something in Toronto to do with bikes that is actually worth getting involved with!


They seem to have carefully studied other systems such as Paris' Velib and Montreal's Bixi. There will be "secure, automated self-serve parking stations" that can be easily moved. Members will use smart cards to get bikes, which they can take out for free for the first half hour. After that members pay. The bikes will be sturdy, with racks, at least three gears, and locked up at the stations located every 200 to 300m in the urban area bounded by Parkside, Broadview, Dupont and Lake Ontario. There will not be any advertising in the "public right of way". After the first year the system may be expanded to other parts of the city.

A cheap fish-eye camera!

170-180 degree pictures!

I saw these on sale at the AGO gift shop, and am thinking about picking one up... just need to read a few reviews first. Pretty cool!

The future is powered by farts.

I know some of you will make a killing!

It works like this: giving small jolts of electricity to single-celled microorganisms known as archea prompts them to remove C02 from the air and turn it into methane, released as tiny "farts." The methane, in turn, can be used to power fuel cells or to store the electrical energy chemically until its needed.

Another Jungian quiz...

Another day, another meaningless test. I haven't, and don't plan to take this test, but definitely relates to one of the previous books I read of the intertwined Jungian brain.

Bicycle racing in Turkey...

It gets interesting at 3:30...