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Letting it go for Discardia! 2013

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Posted on June 30, 2013 at 02:38 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Printing has begun! 2013

Printing has begun! We should get three airmailed copies (for promotion photos, showing to bookstore buyers, etc.) in about a month. Great to have this beautiful hardcover on its way!

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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM in Bibulo.us, Books, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Shower Pause Game 2013

In the shower I was thinking, "Wouldn't it be cool if I could pause the shower and have it stay the same temperature?* And if while I had it paused—to shampoo my hair or shave or whatever—I could see a holding tank which showed the gallons I was NOT sending down the drain?"

I was picturing a tank in the shower wall with a clear side and an increasing scale of little green leaf icons, something like in the Prius or Nest consumption interfaces. I bet it would actually motivate me to use less water.

Then I realized, actually, I wouldn't need to see a real tank to be motivated. I'd just need a display which represented the water I wasn't using while the shower was paused. These silly little games are truly silly, but they also truly work.

I won't be surprised to find increasing amounts of conservation gamification built into appliances, house fixtures, and tools as the years go by. If it can make mundane things a bit more fun and save resources in the process why on Earth wouldn't we?

 

*I know this functionality exists, sometimes in quite inexpensive showerheads, but alas, ours does not have it.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 02:41 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, tools | Permalink | Comments (0)

What defines freedom for you? 2013

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Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Time You Have (In Jellybeans) 2013

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Posted on June 21, 2013 at 02:42 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

What will you decide & do this Discardia holiday? 2013

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Posted on June 19, 2013 at 06:48 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

What (and who) is your time using computers for? 2013

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

That's a wrap! 2013

That's a wrap! The final version of the book is being set up by the printers in preparation for bringing it out in hardcover. Book designer Joe and I are very excited about what a beautiful, quality product this is going to be when it reaches your hands.

The one downside of hardcover printing, of course, is shipping time. As we sip our summer coolers, the books will be sailing gently over the sea, arriving in time for a grand book launch in September. Thank you for your patience—this will be worth the wait!

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Posted on June 10, 2013 at 03:48 PM in Bibulo.us | Permalink | Comments (0)

Miguel Zenón with Luis Perdomo & Paoli Mejias 2013

at SF Jazz Center
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 09:04AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 04:04PM: http://flic.kr/p/eCc9c1

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 04:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Miguel Zenón with Paoli Mejias 2013

at SF Jazz Center
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 09:04AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 04:04PM: http://flic.kr/p/eCbK5s

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 04:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC8jGm

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highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC5DQz

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highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC5RD2

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highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC65Zr

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC6vGK

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highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 01, 2013 at 11:58AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eCa9Co

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC9KFS

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 01, 2013 at 11:55AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC6YFZ

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 01, 2013 at 11:55AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC6Z24

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 01, 2013 at 11:53AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eCaaKS

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 01, 2013 at 11:49AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC6ZSp

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC7W8b

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eC9Xgs

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 01, 2013 at 11:49AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eCabyA

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

highlights of a country drive 2013

We took backroads from Dixon roughly southwest. Lovely way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Got to Fish for dinner just at sunset (and in the nick of time since they stop new orders at 8:30.)
Taken on June 03, 2013 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on June 03, 2013 at 03:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/eCa9hW

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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