Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wish List: Power on the Go

I have my next item on my wish list... a
travel solar panel to power my laptop! Considering the quantity of time I spend on my laptop... this could be cut my production budget in half!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Holistic Vet, the sequel

So Adventure Kitty's follow up at the holistic vet was tinged with a bit of ... how shall we say, "sassiness". Alright, he attacked me in front of the vet. We left many dollars poorer and with the phone number of a "pet behaviorist" in lieu of being asked to return to their services. But interestingly enough, in the week since the vet visit, he has calmed down considerably and doesn't engage in his usual aggressive tendencies as much. Could the power of my positive thinking have altered his emotional state? Was it really that easy?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

We've got the power!

So in anticipation of this weekend's "Springing Ahead" (3 weeks earlier than usual) and the potential the switch has to save billions of dollars in energy costs... I came across this little tidbit in last month's Utne:

The gist of it is that every footstep creates 6 to 8 watts of energy, "energy that simply scatters into the ether." A British company is working on creating vibration-harnessing sensors that charge batteries and could be placed in train stations, bridges, any building that vibrates energy. Other companies are working on ideas such as cell phone-charging shoes. Harvesting this free, available, and green energy could quite possibly an energy revolution.