“Finally, I don’t understand humans. We line up and make a lot of noise about big environmental problems like incinerators, waste dumps, acid rain, global warming and pollution. But we don’t understand that when we add up all the tiny environmental problems each of us creates, we end up with those big environmental dilemmas.”
Joseph Jenkins

The Humanure Handbook

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

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  • "Fuck You, Pay Me" great presentation that touches on a vast stream of underlying violence I was happy to leave behind when my career ended #
  • @fredwilson reminds me why I am no longer in technology & business "Markets are defined by greed and fear" http://bit.ly/gpiIsk #
  • please excuse darkness of last 2 tweets … tomorrow I hope to write about our wonderful day yesterday – planting a first tree on our land! #
  • today is one of those days where she said "leave the dishes I will do them" and I fell for it … the sink is overflowing 🙂 #
  • it goes without saying that things that are said to go without saying actually do not … go without saying #
  • when I recognize that I am present I am no longer there. "re-cognition" insinuates that being present is without-cognition #
  • funny times we live in: satellite dishes ARE oriented for good reception but houses ARE NOT oriented for passive solar heating #
  • on Saturday we planted a Tilia tree: http://bit.ly/iaajvC #
  • @Shuliji I didn't know that "authentic spiritual teachers [need to] stay happily monogamous or celibate" … bummer 2b authentic 🙁 #
  • quote was taken from book description: http://amzn.to/fG2Pop … there is no room 4 "use" in any context in a teacher-student relationship #
  • so much intellectual masturbation in the world … can be as delusional as a fanatic religion #
  • agitated … really don't like interacting with the bureaucracies of the world around me … painful #
  • a time-travel video through 7 years of evolution – from dirt to a producing food-forest: http://bit.ly/krWJki #
  • I am ill … it's been a very long time since I was ill … #

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Greed & Fear

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Fred Wilson is one of my last (and of recently fading) respected conscious links to the world of technology and business. Today he wrote something that reminds me why those chapters in my life are fading into my past:

“Markets are defined by greed and fear”

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

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  • back from a long weekend in Bucharest with a great car that we drove all the way back home #
  • @lifeinromania thanks 4the headsup on Wizzair – I was trying 2book a flight from Cluj … it disappeared and is now from Targo Mures 🙁 #
  • @lifeinromania thank you very much! I will let her know about it. looks like you are accelarating into the heart of the city's currents 🙂 #
  • A refreshing Shakuhachi performance – change has come: http://bit.ly/hlU0mW #
  • finally leaving OpenOffice and moving forward with LibreOffice: http://bit.ly/hhhJfX #opensource #
  • today: clean house, learning about grey-water systems, delicious vegetable pie & joyful 3d images of our future house #romania #
  • so we got a car … big deal … but it is actually another experience on our super magical growing list of firsts: http://bit.ly/fGF0Oh #
  • I was just reminded of this great video – if you haven't already seen it please do – "You Need To Get Off Facebook": http://bit.ly/eI7XZc #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

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  • back from a long weekend in Bucharest with a great car that we drove all the way back home #
  • @lifeinromania thanks 4the headsup on Wizzair – I was trying 2book a flight from Cluj … it disappeared and is now from Targo Mures 🙁 #
  • @lifeinromania thank you very much! I will let her know about it. looks like you are accelarating into the heart of the city's currents 🙂 #
  • A refreshing Shakuhachi performance – change has come: http://bit.ly/hlU0mW #
  • finally leaving OpenOffice and moving forward with LibreOffice: http://bit.ly/hhhJfX #opensource #
  • today: clean house, learning about grey-water systems, delicious vegetable pie & joyful 3d images of our future house #romania #
  • so we got a car … big deal … but it is actually another experience on our super magical growing list of firsts: http://bit.ly/fGF0Oh #
  • I was just reminded of this great video – if you haven't already seen it please do – "You Need To Get Off Facebook": http://bit.ly/eI7XZc #

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Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice

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I first ran into LibreOffice a while ago, when it was still in beta and I didn’t have much time to play with it. It has recently resurfaced and I have finally gotten around to installing it.

LibreOffice is an excellent example of open-source stability. Though I have only read superficial information, it seems that Oracle, after acquiring Sun and its vested interests in OpenOffice assets, has signaled that it intends to commercialize and/or terminate support for the project. LibreOffice is a open-source community  response to that. In open-source terminology it is a “fork” of the OpenOffice project. This means that a new group of passionate developers have taken the open-source software code from OpenOffice (which is perfectly legal and normative in the world of open-source licenses) and have begun to change, modify and extend it and offer it as a free open-source alternative under the name LibreOffice.

LibreOffice is still not available through the official Ubuntu repositories so installation requires a bit more effort. I found these installation instructions which are simple and seemed to have worked flawlessly.

… and again I find myself happy to move towards open-source and away from greedy capitalism.

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