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Picking the Apples

Last Sunday between rain showers, I went out into the yard to pick the only apple tree which set apples in our orchard.   It was quite full of red orbs, which are crispy and tart; this Liberty tree is the cross pollinator for the remaining trees. I was pleased with the three lugs full of […]

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Thu, September 23 2010 » Discoveries » No Comments

Did You Design Something Which Does Not Work?

Intentionally? Because you did not know how it would work? You would never use it? You could use a good laugh to recover? Seth Godin introduces us to his new website, which is open for interaction with this funny Gel Talk at TED. This Is Broken? Seth Godin at Gel 2006 from Gel Conference on […]

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Fri, September 17 2010 » Discoveries » No Comments

Reasons Why Old Men Need Fancy Bikes

By Patricia The Biking Architect’s Orbea bike is back from being repaired.  One might recall that back in the spring of 2010 BA was out for a ride and a jogger on the trail made a sudden U Turn and both jogger and BA were knocked to the ground and road rashed.    The amazing wonderful […]

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Thu, September 9 2010 » Discoveries » No Comments

A Visual Experience by Design

I am having a whale sized week of events and work.   I just needed to organize my thinking and I came across this TED lecture that I found fascinating and very useful. David McCandless on The Beauty of Data Visualization. A journalist and writer begins looking at patterns and is becoming a designer of Information […]

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Thu, September 2 2010 » Discoveries » No Comments