Fractals of Change: September 2007

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18 posts from September 2007

September 30, 2007

Connecting the Dots

Sometimes connecting the dots is a very bad idea.

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September 28, 2007

Pictures Trump Words

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September 27, 2007

Global Warming, Skepticism, and Analysis Paralysis

Last decade I was skeptical that there was any significant current change occurring in global temperatures. Today I accept that average global temperature has increased about one degree Fahrenheit in the last hundred years More...

September 26, 2007

Causes of Global Warming – Are We Fooled By Hubris?

According to Nassim Taleb in Fooled by Randomness we lik More...

September 24, 2007

Rent vs. Buy – ooma

A company called ooma offers a clear alternative for buying domestic phone service rather t More...

September 21, 2007

Rent vs. Buy – Photovoltaic Electricity and Common Infrastructure

In Vermont as in most other places in the US, net metering is available to those who install “alternative” power sources including solar photovoltaic. The sound bite for net metering is that your energy source “runs your e More...

September 19, 2007

Livestrong

The post below was written by my nephew Cody Clinton, a second year medical student. The "grandmother" he writes about is my mother who, for the last twenty plus years has bravely battled the horrors of Parkinsons and the side effects of the medicines which slow but don't stop its progr More...

September 18, 2007

Recovery Log – Can Geek Squad Save the Data?

As previously posted, since I forgot to back up the Quicken files on Mary’s computer, they weren’t available at our o More...

September 15, 2007

FWD on Facebook Because No Network Should Be An Island

FWD, (formerly FreeWorldDialup) which I am an investor in and board member of, has released the first version of VoiceMail fo More...

September 14, 2007

At Least Verizon Isn’t GFing the FCC

When  I was at the old AT&T, the unlovely word “grin-fucking” – GFing for short - was used to describe the common practice of pretending to agree with someone while preparing More...

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