April 26, 2008

my new food theory

fresh ripe avocado is a perfectly reasonable substitute in any recipe calling for mayonnaise.
Posted by todd at 02:06 PM

April 21, 2008

Carbon dioxide capture device


Carbon dioxide capture device
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum
This is the second or third iteration of the CO2 capture device I've been working on. The meter reads 170ppm (roughly 360ppm is ambient today): right now the meter reads 92ppm. My meter has been acting up though-- after this run is finished, I need to clean out the whole system, recalibrate, and run the test again.
Posted by todd at 09:35 PM

April 13, 2008

Jamie and Tammy petting near Pololu


Jamie and Tammy petting near Pololu
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum

Posted by todd at 09:34 AM

April 12, 2008

android developer challenge

Well, I just submitted my first Google android application to the Android Developer Challenge. It's called Puluwai, and while I don't think it's a radically new concept in mobile applications, I think it does one thing really well. (Better, possibly, than similar desktop applications.)

Wish me luck, and if you're interested in beta testing that or the iPhone version, please drop me a line. (todd at rawthought dot com )

Posted by todd at 05:30 PM

April 10, 2008

Golden Book of TED

Is it just me, or does the backdrop for the TED conference resemble those old Golden Book Encyclopedia covers? Regard:
golden_book_cover.jpg golden_book_2.jpg

Even so, Al Gore shows some interesting slides about polar ice melting and so forth. The combination of his talk and the backdrop reminds me of the International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958, which was probably the first time that a huge global effort was undertaken to understand our environment. Of course, some of the major funding was from e.g. the Corona spy satellite program, but some great science got done that year.

Posted by todd at 08:47 PM