MJ Had A Patent

Michael Jackson died yesterday prompting a DDOS attack on the worlds news orginizations and Google. Whatever became of him doesn’t change the fact he knew what he was doing when it came to putting on a performance and singing a song. I’m going to share one my favorite facts about him, he had a patent for shoes.

Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion

Smooth Criminal Lean

No wires just shoes.

It’s fascinating to watch these videos, but boy is he ever weird.

Francis’one’arms

I took an arm off my chair today so I could use my mouse and keep my arm at a decent level. The left one is for appearences and so I have something to lean on. For a cheap $150 staples chair (*grumble*) the arm rests not lowering enough is my only major gripe. It does pretty good.

Francis 'one' arm

Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability

This is a talk from “America’s Greenest CEO”. He’s transformed his petroleum intensive carpet tile company’s business practices into a sustainable business practices. That’s a fancy way to say he’s shifted from taking from the earth to make carpet (which eventually ends up as trash) and started paying attention to the whole cycle of his goods. So there’s less waste, carbon, and martrials. He tasked his company to figure out a way to use sustainable methods to sell, make and recycle carpet. The whole endeavor saved his company from the crash of 2000 and has proven to be quite profitable by design and not just on “green” marketing. (Although I’m sure it helps.)

He strives to be a model for a way to have an industry that doesn’t strip the earth of its resources but keeps control of the entire cycle of it’s goods and byproducts. Of course he does a much better job explaining it. My favorite axiom from the speech is a simple one.

If it exists then it is possible.


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Is that an antenna in your pocket?

I’m cleaning up some old draft posts that I never wrote out. This one is even more relevant today then when I planned to write it.

https://www124.americanexpress.com/cards/loyalty.do?page=expresspay

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/19/rfid-credit-cards-easily-hacked-with-8-reader/

http://www.difrwear.com/

I own a dirfwear wallet, and while it isn’t perfect at blocking rfid tags at close range (3-4 inches) its a dam good walet and will stop distance and opportunistic sniffing. Like near a turnstyle or door frame. I met one of the creators at the last hope and played with a machine he had there setup for reading rfid cards at a distance.