Definitely Gotta Figure Out How To Land Without A Chute…


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i am thinking about embedding a wingsuit with a lilypad arduino (micro-controller), although i am not sure what i would want it to do yet. this might be my “fun” thesis…

these guys spent time practically scraping mountain faces. i am not too keen on dropping stuff mid-flight though. we have a big enough problem with trash on everest. very cool, otherwise.

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March 6.2009 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

ChildCry Rings Wall Street’s Opening Bell

ChildCry Opens Wall Street

ChildCry Opens Wall Street

i was thrilled to see members of Times Square Church’s humanitarian mission, ChildCry, present Thursday morning to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. it represented a different perspective toward what we should be focusing our time, energy and money on: helping others. ChildCry feeds thousands of young people in countries around the world through proceeds from offerings by its performing and recording artists.

February 13.2009 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

‘I’ve got to do something about these plates…’

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the times posted an interesting article outlining observations in stylistic and cultural changes ushered in by president barack obama.

suddenly, working in government seems way cooler than it did even a week ago.

thanks, lj, for the heads up.

January 29.2009 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Watch The Speech, Watch History (Inauguration Speech)

watch president barack obama’s speech and swearing in here.

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January 20.2009 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

“…know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.”

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in case you missed it, here is the full text of president obama’s inauguration speech (text courtesy of yahoo!; photo courtesy of karen 2020 via flickr and creative commons).

January 20.2009 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

2009 Is Just The Beginning Of The Dream

Yahoo! logo with image for MLK Day 2009

Yahoo! logo with image for MLK Day 2009

it seems fitting that we celebrate mlk day this year in prelude to the inauguration of our 44th president, barack obama, the first african american elected to lead america. there have been plenty of references to dr. king’s historical “i have a dream” speech in consideration of the significance and promise of the incoming obama administration- and rightfully so. yet, its true significance is in the fact the dream is just beginning- not just for one group, but also for the whole nation. even the world.

in spite of tumultuous happening in just about every facet of our society, we have an amazing opportunity to help ourselves by helping those around us. president-elect obama has touched on this throughout his campaign and in weeks leading up to tomorrow’s inauguration. it’s not a new idea, but one that will be re-invigorated through the hope and optimism that colors the mood of the country in anticipation of change for the better.

read what dr. king said during a speech presented in 1957.

as a nation, we can do whatever we collectively make up our minds to achieve. hopefully that will be to stand united and to serve united.

January 19.2009 at 10:40 pm Leave a comment

Spelling and Civics Don’t Seem To Suit Our Officials

civicstest

u.s. officials scored a pathetic 44% average on a civics exam created by the intercollegiate studies institute. citizens were not much better, scoring an average of 49%, according to isi major report findings. i was feeling bad about my score (81.82%) as i missed five questions due to careless reading. not that i am saying i am perfect. i legitimately answered one question incorrectly.  ; – D

the more telling tale is in the topic breakdown by score. let’s hope the incoming leaders selected by president-elect obama weren’t included in the lot.

try your hand at the quiz here.

November 23.2008 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

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