In times of deceit

I’m following the current Occupy Wallstreet movement in the US with great interest. There are so many different individuals, causes and organizations participating, making it difficult to get a clear picture of what this is really about. I will try to update this post with links to articles and other material that explains what is…

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Read this: Planetwalker – 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence, by John Francis

I saw John Francis talk at ted.com a few months ago, and I was facinated with his story. After witnessing the devastation caused by a 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, he stopped riding in motorized vehicles, a vow which lasted 22 years from 1972 until 1994. From 1973 until 1990, he also spent…

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Inspired by My name is Earl

I got this idea to create a web page for offering help to people, sort of peer2peer, only real, face to face (face2face?). I suppose it is more than slightly inspired by My name is Earl. Life has been sort of … slow … lately, and I believe good old Karma has something to do…

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My wonderous Greasemonkey Idea

photo credit: Walt Jabsco Greasemonkey (and other solutions for Opera and Windows) allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of poular sites, are already available in the Greasemonkey script repository at http://userscripts.org. You can write your own scripts too. Mark Pilgrim’s…

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Green green water

Quote: “You can’t seperate the people from the environment”. The documentary film Green Green Water follows U.S. consumer, Dawn Mikkelson, as she traces the source of her ‘green energy’ back to the displacement of the indigenous Cree and Metis in Northern Manitoba. Interview with filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson, with a few outtakes from the movie. http://www.youtube.com/embed/2Lrw-25E8Ao…

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Telestreet: The Italian Media Jacking Movement

“A short documentary exploring Italy’s Telestreet phenomena, a network of close to 200 micro pirate TV transmitters that begun in the summer of 2002 to counter the media monopoly of Silvio Berlusconi. Perhaps the most interesting tactical media initiative of recent times, the TeleStreet network combines both old and new media, lo-tech and hi-tech. The…

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