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Archive: March, 2008
A long while back I blogged Evolt's archive of Internet Explorer. Well Tredosoft have created a multi installer to conveniently automate the process. The installer contains IE3 IE4.01 IE5 IE5.5 and IE6 and there's info on running IE7 in standalone mode.
Here's an early pic of "the Bicycle Bus". He'd find bikes in yard sales and at the dump... fix 'em up... sell a few for gas... but mostly gave them away to poor kids who didn't have one. It's amazing this bus moved at all, but I saw it a lot back in the days when things like this were still 'happening'.
~ the mobile homestead
Such an amazing life...
This clever little monkey even checks for traffic.
Miko's recent post over at the Farting Geisha reminded me to blog about this --
You can buy carbon offsets for your driving and flying trips, even home or work energy use, for the year - and its way cheaper than I thought it would be. TerraPass projects are certified by an independent agency so you can know for sure that buying a pass results in direct, measurable reductions in carbon emissions. Their calculator is pretty cool and you can buy carbon offsets right from there.
ClimateCare uses most of its funds to sponsor energy efficiency/conservation programs, renewable energy projects and reforestation projects in developing countries. Brilliant!
Wow, cows have such a grand time. And for one of the earth's most peaceful, completely vegetarian creatures they should have a grand life. Only in India.
It's not enough that we look at them and picture them as tasty burger patties, fist them for laughs, force impregnate then separate them from their babies straight after birth into tiny crates for extra soft veal (and more milk for us), go around cow tipping to pass the time with friends, and of course processing many of them at the slaughterhouse while they're still half alive, but we've actually invented even more things to do to them.
I'd heard about these but never seen it for realz. I guess I didn't believe it till now, just seemed so ridiculous...
Thousands of starfish washed ashore. A little girl began throwing them in the water so they wouldn't die.
"Don't bother, dear," her mother said, "it won't make a difference."
The girl stopped for a moment and looked at the starfish in her hand.
"It will make a difference to this one."
Domini is an investment firm specializing exclusively in socially responsible investing.
"My idea behind going to Nepal was all about escaping, escaping from the daily grind at Microsoft, the conference calls, the emails and just getting away. I went trekking looking for nothing but snow capped Himalayan peaks."
This is possibly the most ingenious idea I've heard about in a long long time - Kiva.org. It's a revolutionary new approach that might one day replace the age-old concept of charity. Check out this newsreel that explains how it works and meet the people who's lives have been changed - its how I heard about Kiva in the first place:
Kiva is so successful it has received adulation and been featured in Business Week, BBC, CNN Money and the New York Times amongst many others.
Today you can make a huge impact on a persons life with just $25. Who will you choose?
A new service aims to enable kids to browse the Internet while also keeping them safe.
KidZui is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 12 who can use the service to have access to more than 500,000 Web sites that have already been deemed to be "child appropriate." Rather than offer yet another online environment where kids can socialize, KidZui is based on a whitelist -- a catalog of web sites that were individually checked by human beings.
Before publicly launching, the service was beta tested by 8,000 children and parents, who helped discover some of the pros and cons of using the service. More than 200 parents and teachers were hired to help look at and rate different online materials...
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