#relocalization shoporganic.com

10.3: news.pol/relocalization/tucson/shoporganic.com:
. shoporganic is a local business
taking orders by internet .
. when they saw my order was large
(100lb beans, 4gal olive oil, 4lb seaweed)
they offered to split the shipping job with me:
. they brought it by car, and I did the unloading .
. that saved me $50+ ! .

#Solyndra loss #relocalization not go-#green

10.2: news.pol/obama/Solyndra's lost battle was
relocalization not go-green:

28 September 2011 Attacking Green Manufacturing
The Solyndra accusations are really just one part of
an ongoing conservative and oil-interests-funded
anti-green-manufacturing campaign drumbeat.
Long before Solyndra's bankruptcy
the Heritage Foundation was running stories like
2008's Green Jobs Are Con Jobs,
2009's The Green Job Myth Exposed,
and this year's Obama’s “Green Jobs” Pipe Dream,
Are “Green Jobs” the Answer?,
Are Green Jobs ‘Gone with the Wind’?...
Media Matters had previously exposed
the nature of this ongoing effort, in
Heritage Foundation Green Jobs Panel
- Bought and Paid For By ExxonMobil,

"( Instead of showcasing the views of
unbiased academics and economists,
the Heritage Foundation put forth a panel of
those financially connected to ExxonMobil.
... The ENTIRE PANEL Received Money From ExxonMobil. )
The Phony Solyndra Solar Scandal:
Even though Solyndra's investors lost out
our country retains the trained skilled employees,
the intellectual property, the innovators funded,
the suppliers, and the factory.
As components of a national effort to trigger a key strategic industry,
those are all still there and in the US.
The purpose of the government's involvement was to
help trigger the development of green-energy manufacturing
in the United States, not to help individual companies.
All these employees are trained,
all the researchers can take what they know
to other solar companies,
the IP is going to be sold
-- and it should be part of the conditions
that it be sold to an American company.
America's larger effort to nurture a solar-power industry
continues toward its goal
with assets enabled by this loan guarantee.
. the problem with this argument is that
even if you believe in going solar
at the expense of oil and coal,
you are also trying to partially, weakly,
break out of the political pattern we are in right now
which is to do the manufacturing in 3rd-word countries .
. any manufacturing usa does (with its high-paid labor)
can only survive if usa already has a trade-protected
subsidized customer for those products .]


blogger.com feeds unreadable by some

9.13: mis.cyb/net.blogger.com/feeds unreadable by some:
. at blogger.com my feeds are now unreadable,
but only at duh's blog, not docs' .
. I have my feed being redirected to feedburner,
and, they have a feed validator page:
# feedvalidator.org (duh)
# feedvalidator.org (docs)
-- says it's a valid Atom 1.0 feed;
but has some protential problems ...
[... indeed, the feed was readable by Apple`safari
despite being unreadable by others
(firefox, feedburner, networkedblogs.com, ...).]

saved by backup with many snapshots

9.21: mis.cyb/fat32 sd card/corrupted:
(9.30: summary:
. only just months ago I started the policy of having
multiple backup snapshots instead of overwriting;
that turned out to be a life-saver, because,
to do overwrites safely,
you have to check every folder and file
to make sure none of them are corrupted .
. I tried saving html code to my sd card,
and it failed from both ko'edit and kompozer;
I thought it was a copy-protection trick ...
in fact, it's showing
everything in that folder is deleted!
log/psy now has zero items .

verifying corruption:
volume “SD2GB” ** /dev/disk2s1
** Phase 1 - Preparing FAT
** Phase 2 - Checking Directories
/PIM/2011/09 sep/0(cyb) has no clusters
/PIM/2011/09 sep/psy has no clusters
Marked 44 clusters as free
Free space in FSInfo block (141148) not correct (141192)
3306 files, 564768 KiB free (141192 clusters)

recovery by snapshot-backups:
oh, bak's are showing
those 2 folders have been empty for a while .
try a binary search:14, 17, 18 : ok?
18 14:17 is the last good;
cyb 15 9:37 (files: 15 18:48)
psy 15 18:42 (files 15 18:44)
the next is 19 18:58 -- both {psy, cyb} are missing .
cyb 19 17:50
psy 19 10:54 .

finding the cause:
. what was I doing when these changes got made?:
cyb 19 17:50
psy 19 10:54
. at 9.19.10:54 I was approaching mac,
but didn't do anything deliberate until 2 min later:
"( ... 10:56, gmail:0, log, ).
. maybe I jiggled the sd card, and lost the connection,
so it was like pulling it out without
giving the OS the warning it needed
to flush the caches and close the fs .
. at 9.19.17:50
I was about to break for some dictionary work;
1750 may have been at the time I started,
since I didn't give start-stop times for a 5-min job,
tho' it might have taken 10min
"( 17:50: this is the modify date of cyb.folder
getting corrupted . [9.21: found]
18:00?: used dictionary, )
. I remember being concerned that I was on a page
that did have ad's on it, but from the various browser logs,
{mac.safari, xu#main.vm, xu#wild.vm }
there was nothing around the time 19.18:00;
did I get ad's from mac.dictionary?
there were no ad's as I cycled through dict's history
but I think I was getting wikipedia from dictionary,
and then a link opened into safari .
. anyway,
pos.cyb/fs/sd card should be backup not primary:
. I'm working mostly from a vm,
so I keep my primary in a vmware shared folder,
and then backups happen with mac.timemachine .


dead hard drive revived

9.17: mis.cyb/usb.enclosure/dead drive needs deconnect:
. the backup drive is sputtering instead of on?
this is interesting because the reason I had stopped it,
was that the lightening was so fierce,
I was afraid to have my backup drive connected;
but here's another case where
being turned off is the end! ...
I think it had circuitry zapped that starts trouble,
but that trouble wouldn't show up until
unit was turned off
(I was using a UPS but didn't test it myself).
. anyway,
maybe the enclosure is zapped;
so, try a new drive: the enclosure is fine?
maybe it was the connections;
so, try the old drive again:
ok! my backup drive is humming .

Pixel Qi sensible displays

9.16: news.cyb/Pixel Qi sensible displays:
. when considering mobile devices,
remember first the display energy: Pixel Qi!
. it can be set to operate under transflective mode
(thus it needs lower backlight than normal LCDs)
and reflective mode (requires only ambient light)
--for eye-comfort, power-saving,
and visibility under bright ambient light.

Steve Jobs, Mac Plus, Unix, and finally iCloud

9.16: news.cyb/steve jobs/what's wiki's story?:

. Woz worked on supercomputers when Jobs and he met .
January 17, 2011,
. one and a half years after Jobs returned from his liver transplant,
Apple announced that he had been granted
a medical leave of absence.
As during his 2009 medical leave,
Apple announced that Tim Cook would run day-to-day operations
and that Jobs would continue to be involved in
major strategic decisions at the company.
Despite the leave, he made appearances at:

# the iPad 2 launch event (March 2),
The Apple A5 is a package on package (PoP) system-on-a-chip (SoC)
designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung .
The A5 contains a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
with NEON SIMD accelerator
and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.
. iOS 5 (expected Oct. 12. 2011)
includes Notification Center, iMessage,
and an updated notifications system,
using a new "banner" style
instead of the originally used "alert" style.

# the WWDC keynote introducing iCloud (June 6)
. jobs revealed Apple's new cloud services offering,
iCloud. to be released in the fall of 2011
alongside iOS 5
and will be available with 5 gigabytes (GB) of storage
for 10 devices for free.
The service integrates with Lion and iOS applications
and syncs data between a user's iOS devices.
For example, calendar events created on a user's laptop
would be sent to their iPhone through iCloud.
Apps, books, documents, photos, and more
purchased or created on one device
will be shared with other devices.

August 24, 2011 Steve Jobs resigns as ceo .

#gov nutrition label for allergenic #gmo:

proj.pol/gmo/#gov nutrition label for allergenic #gmo:
Subject: Docket No. FDA-2011-P-0723
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
President Barack Obama
(emailed by gefoodlabels.org)
. I write in support of the Center for Food Safety's
Legal Petition to FDA to Require Labeling
of Genetically Engineered Foods
(Docket No. FDA-2011-P-0723).
FDA believes that GE foods are Eat Your Genes: How Genetically Modified Food is Entering Our Diet
“of the same or equal quality”?
how can random shifts in genetic code
not create inequal amounts of
random new proteins,
including allergens ?! this is appalling .
. if you put it on the label,
then people who think they have allergies
can try non-gm and see it was gm .
. that nutrition label needs an upgrade anyway:
you need the food's glycemic index,
glycemic load, and the amount of
any sugars that require liver processing,
especially fructose .


bible less a guide than a prediction

9.27: relig/bible/less a guide than a prediction:
. why can't people see the bible's
Noah's ark story? (prepare!)
the bible explains that
with the tower of Babel story:
lacking a universal language is the same as
not being able to communicate with others,
for example, there is no way to say
in any regional language:
"(if I don't try to out-breed you,
you should not feel the need to out breed me;
in our trust of this governance,
we can all grow wealthy ... and prepare .).


equal free #pol'speech #GetMoneyOut

10.1: news.pol/equal free #pol'speech #GetMoneyOut:
. there's a petition at GetMoneyOut for
a constitutional amendment based on this:
"( No person, corporation or business entity
of any type, domestic or foreign,
shall be allowed to contribute money, directly or indirectly,
to any candidate for Federal office
or to contribute money on behalf of or opposed to
any type of campaign for Federal office.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
campaign contributions to candidates for Federal office
shall not constitute speech of any kind
as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution
or any amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Congress shall set forth a federal holiday
for the purposes of voting for candidates for Federal office.)
. I signed this pretty easily,
and was asked to tweet the following:
"(I just signed a petition to #GetMoneyOut of politics
via @DylanRatigan )*
but while deciding how I would re-word it,
I realized I had no idea how they intended to
fund our federal election campaigns;
so, I researched and wrote this essay .
. the implied idea here is public funding
where every candidate has equal access to
eno' money to speak to the public;
and, run a debate through advertising .
@DylanRatigan refers to The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC