Useful Links for June 25th through June 28th

These are some links for June 25th through June 28th. Enjoy!

3 Responses to “Useful Links for June 25th through June 28th”

  1. Ryan says:

    I thought you might find this interesting as well. And something about it being delivered in a nice east Texas accent just makes it that much better.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LOtKIIKcg

  2. Thomas says:

    You are right Ryan, I do find that interesting, for oh so many reasons. It seems like the values of freedom are strong in southeast Texas, what with Mr. Poe and Dr. Ron Paul, both representing the area.

    The video touches on an important issue that the book Cradle to Cradle addresses. Products and services are designed to maximize only one ‘variable in the equation’, typically the almighty dollar. The authors propose a new design methodology that can be summed up in the maxim ‘waste equals food’ because ultimately, what we waste, the visible and more dangerously, the invisible, makes it into our food. For example, the mercury in CFLs. The book was recommended to me by a friend who is an environmental engineering professor at A&M.

  3. amy says:

    Edith Macefield is one of my heroes. Every day, I see more of old Austin being torn down (or “renovated” to the point of being unrecognizeable). Lots that have stood vacant for decades are being clear cut for “mixed use development,” and in the trendier older neighborhoods every fifth house is a tear-down-rebuild these days. It is so sad. So depressing. We need more Mrs. Macefields.