Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The True Cost of Homeownership

The following infographic from CreditLoan.com offers a sobering look at how much it can cost to own a home. It also compares renting to buying, and your costs in each case. For the original article, please visit: Is It Better To Buy Or Rent?

Take your time; think about it. Owning a home is a long-term deal.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

"Is Your Trip Necessary?"

Oil spill image inspired by WWII-era posters


J.P. Townley sent me this image, which he based on World War II-era posters reminding people on the home front to conserve fuel for the war effort. At his website you can download a PDF of the modern version and see the historic piece that inspired it.

Now, all we need is a "When you ride alone, you ride with Tony Hayward!" poster:

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Summer! Solstice!

All Beauty, Flower and Light of Life: Summer!



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Friday, June 18, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Amar Bose...

Bose and Dolby to receive prestigious IEEE awards


Two of the biggest names in sound are going to get two of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'s highest honors next week. Ray Dolby and Maxwell Bose will respectively receive the IEEE Edison Medal and the IEEE/Royal Society of Edinburgh Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award at an awards ceremony on June 26.

The Edison Medal is akin to the Nobel Prize for Technology. Since its creation in 1904 it's been awarded to inventors and engineers like Alexander Graham Bell, William Pickering, and Vladimir Zworykin, pioneers in telephony, space exploration, and television technology. Dolby is receiving the medal for the work he's done over the last 50 years in noise reduction technology, starting with the algorithm he created in 1960 to reduce hissing on analog recordings. Since 1965, Dolby Labs has been one of the biggest names in sound engineering.

The Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award isn't nearly as old as the Edison Medal, but it's still a prestigious award. It was established in 2006 as a way of recognizing people or groups whose work has significantly advanced electronics or electrical engineering. Amar G. Bose, chairman and technical director of the Bose Corporation, will receive the award for his work in consumer electronics and engineering education. Over his career, he's researched everything from sound technology to automotive suspensions, and he spent over 45 years teaching engineering at MIT.

The awards ceremony will be televised live over IEEE.tv on June 26.

Will Greenwald

... very proud to bask in the glow.
Many Thanks to Dr. Bose for all his energy and hard work!
Thanks as well to Will over at Sound+Vision Magazine for the excellent post.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Time Enough for Love...

Got this ( ) CLICK HERE from my favorite blogsite < www.boingboing.net > and love the presentation, the message and the meaning for me. We can all benefit from slowing the heck down and spending communal time together. In meal times, doing projects together, simple things that when 'returned-to' turn back the clock on our ever-increasing pace and pressure. Watch with a loved one! Or Ones!

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