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Technology – Google restructuring

Posted in Android, Blogging, Business, Economy, Technology with tags , , on 2015/08/11 by rmolby

I just saw an article on tom’s HARDWARE stating that a new umbrella company, Alphabet, will “own” Google, and that all the smaller projects they have running under the Google umbrella will become independent subsidiaries under the new Alphabet group.

According to Larry Page, this is to enable Google to re-focus on it’s core mission, and spin off any successful projects as separate business units with their own budgets and CEOs.

I personally think this is a good idea. Google is a behemoth that must be difficult to manage, and probably impossible to audit. Too many small projects cluttering up the business. By breaking things up each business unit should be able to run meaner, and maybe leaner once it is running profitably.

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Horoscope – 2013.01.19

Posted in Blogging, Economy, Food, Gardening, Health, Home, Horticulture, Nature, Spirituality, Wordpress with tags , , , on 2013/01/19 by rmolby
Bottled Water

Bottled Water (Photo credit: EasyEcoBlog)

CANCER Jan, 19, 2013

If you’re having trouble figuring out how you will make it through a difficult situation, then just resolve to take it one day at a time. If that doesn’t seen doable, then take it one hour at a time. You are in a stressful phase right now, Moonchild, and you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even so, you need to realize that the light is there. You may be standing in the shadows and unable to see the light, but as soon as you get through a lesson the universe is now guiding you through, you will see the light in all its dazzling glory. Meanwhile, persevere.

This is more or less how I live my life, one day or one hour at a time, but I always keep the future in mind.

I hate living my life not preparing in any form or fashion for the future. I don’t prepare for disaster, because no one knows what kind of disasters will come your way, rather  I prepare so I can live in the near future the same way I live in the present. I stock up on some food and supplies, when something is on sale or I break something, I buy one or two extras of whatever I need, that way I have spares on hand, at least for some things, like flashlights, batteries, matches, tinder, etc.

People that purely put their faith into their God, hoping and praying he will provide for them just for believing in him are clueless and don’t know their own faith. You will be judged on your actions, not on your faith. I don’t care what religion you believe in, your actions are what you need to look out for, your God already knows your faith. And it may surprise some readers of my blog that I even went there, as I have stated before that I am not religious, more spiritual than anything.

Anyway, living your life you can really do in many intervals.

For general living and existing, the hour by hour way is best, especially at work, and you might actually live minute by minute to get your work projects done.

Next would be the day by day living, here you plan for the next few days, such as for upcoming doctors appointments and such, as well as planning family meals. You look at your supplies and figure out what you are short of, you may only one can of beans or corn to fix a meal, or maybe you have all the boxed or canned items, and just the need the fresh ones, like meat or fresh vegetables.

But while you are checking your boxed or canned items, you might discover you only have one can of something left. So you get one or two extra cans of the item on your shopping trip.

Next are the longer term preparations.

Weekly, where you look ahead two or three months, you should check to see if you need to order birthday presents online or through a catalog, to take inventory of such things as bottled water, extra propane tanks for your grill, if the spares are empty, you set them out so you see them every day, and when the extra funds are available to fill one or two, you do so.

You also check your garden and wee what all is about to ripen up, and plan meals around your harvest, you check for store sales and stock up on end-of-season items for next year. Maybe some more winter gloves or summer flip-flops while they are on sale.

Finally, for the Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly, and longer term cycles, you set goals, such as increasing your stored food and water reserves from a 3 day supply to a 7 or 30 day supply.

By planning for these increases in supplies you keep on hand, you are reducing your dependence on central authorities, and if you never need the supplies for yourself, you can use them to help others, maybe in your family or your neighborhood. Or, by not having to purchase groceries or propane this month, you can help someone financially or donate to your charity or buy that bigger birthday gift without upsetting your household status quo.

Horoscope – 2013.01.12

Posted in Blogging, Computer Hardware, Economy, Food, Gardening, Health, Horticulture, Nature, Technology, Wordpress with tags , , , , on 2013/01/12 by rmolby
English: RepRap v.2 'Mendel' open-source FDM 3...

English: RepRap v.2 ‘Mendel’ open-source FDM 3D printer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CANCER Jan, 12, 2013

Are you feeling lucky, Moonchild? Since you’ve suffered more than your fair share of difficulties lately, you may be feeling more unlucky than lucky, but events of the next few hours or days should change all that. The universe is working in your favor, and you must also have a guardian angel or two summoning up bright blessings for you, because your world is about to get so much better! Think in terms of greater prosperity, creative fulfillment, and even a bit of fame, perhaps. It may seem too good to be true – but it’s true!

Well, this plays on my previous horoscope. I really would like to get into 3D printing so I can make things for around the house, replace broken parts all over the house and maybe on my old 1988 Jeep, but most of all, making things for my garden experiments.

I have some ideas how I could improve the functioning of my vegetable garden to increase the productivity of the plants, giving me better harvests and more healthy, more naturally grown food to nourish my body.

And I suppose, if those gadgets could be mass produced, maybe I could make a living from the income?

Listia

Posted in Blogging, Business, Computer Networking, Internet with tags , , , , on 2012/08/22 by rmolby

OK, I just remembered one more service I want to mention, Listia.

Listia.com - Auctions for free stuff at Listia.com

Listia.com – Auctions for free stuff at Listia.com

Listia is service where you can list any items you don’t want anymore, and people can either pick them up or you can ship the items to them. What I like is that you are using an internal payment system that doesn’t use dollars, but rather credits. You can then use these credits to purchase items or bid on auctions from other users.

It’s pretty cool, and I decided to auction off a few books I have that I don’t want anymore or have come my way in some way.

So, anyway, come and check out Listia by using this referral link, and if you sign up from my referral link I’ll get a few credits as a bonus and you get access to an awesome community 🙂

Riparian Buffer Zones

Posted in Computer Networking, Gardening, Health, Horticulture, Internet, Liberty, Nature with tags , , , , , , , on 2012/04/20 by rmolby
View of urban runoff discharging to coastal waters

View of urban runoff discharging to coastal waters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have noticed how when civilization encroaches on the riparian buffer zones, that the watershed always suffers in process, eventually to be reduced to storm water runoff channels and canals.

Being someone that can see the environmental impact of people on nature, I am always appalled by the results of civilization. Lately, I have noticed the effect a lot when looking at Google Maps or Google Earth.

Lately I have thought I should start a non-profit organisation that finds angel investors that are willing to invest into the non-profit, and use the funds to buy up Riparian Buffers Zones, and hire environmentally aware people to live on these lands and to manage them, gathering runoff from the city and filtering it, catching the nastiness like engine oil and tire dust and other gook, and then using the partially decontaminated water to grow fuel crops on small patches and parcels of the purchased land.

In some areas of cities, the runoff ditches would not lend themselves to living on them, but the easement strips along those runoff channels and ditches constantly require mowing and weed management, so they could be used to grow more fuel crops instead, so with some smart water channeling, the runoff water would grow crops, the crops would convert waste water and organic compounds in the water into fertilizer and irrigation, and the fuel crops in turn could be used to run part of the operation’s equipment and vehicles, either in the form of converting the biomass into ethanol to run in E85 vehicles, or turned into Syn-Gas to run electric generation plants which then power some of the operation’s infrastructure.

There are other positive side effects to doing this, one of which is turning areas that normally grow invasive or allergy causing weeds that use up precious fossil fuels (for weed control), into areas that produce a product for the amount of fossil fuels utilized to manage the areas, and if managed properly, these areas would not require toxic weed management techniques or supplies, and the land would slowly become less and less toxic as the biological action in the soil can begin to break down the toxic compounds already deposited on the land.

Then, if we use IP enabled remote sensors and a WiFi private LAN to manage and record the sensor data, we can monitor and manage the Riparian Buffer Zone(s) with minimal personnel, and concentrate on planting and harvesting fuel crops and improving the environment.

Anyway, I needed to record this phase of my though processes, hopefully I can pursue this further in future posts.

Personal Development

Posted in Employer Work, iPhone with tags , , , , , , , on 2011/06/20 by rmolby
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I found a site that seems to have some promising info on it… http://www.stevepavlina.com/

I really need to empower myself in light of my previous post. It would be nice to have the courage and confidense to be self-employed and be good at it.

I have some ideas on what I may be able to do to make a living on my own. It will involve tying together a lot of different interests of mine. Maybe I can make a go of it this year.

I also started using Evernote and it seems to help me focus my thoughts a little, so once I get used to use Evernote to accumulate the info I need to make my ideas work as a self-employment strategy, I hope to start part-time and see what happens, if I can make a living at it, I will plow full speed ahead into it.

Tired of Corporate

Posted in Employer Work, Liberty with tags , on 2011/05/23 by rmolby

I am getting increasingly tired of the corporate environment.

I hate my boss and technical manager telling how I should behave, dress, keep my cube arranged… getting really tired of it… too bad I’m having to depend on this job right now…

I will be looking to build my future doing something other than what I am doing now… especially since I don’t anticipate that I will be able to draw a government retirement since I don’t thing the current form of government and it’s financing will be around when I get ready to retire…

Soooo, time to move on, use this damn job to tide me over until I can build my own future.

I am studying some material on http://www.jackspirko.com, and hopefully with some other material I’ll be able to start my own business where no one tells me HOW I should do my job or HOW I should live my life… I hate my liberty being treat on…

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