Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Prototype for The City

It turns out my idea for a Domed City in Tales of an Exiled Citizen is not so fanciful after all; one town in northern Vermont seriously tried to get it built.  You can read more about it in Doomed Dome: The Future That Never Was.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Going to the Dogs, Again...

Highly Uncivilized has an interesting use for butternut squash: dog chews!  I'm not a big fan of butternut squash myself -- I prefer spaghetti squash or Delicata -- but my dogs can really go through the chews, so it'd great to make them myself.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Cardboard What?

Izhar Gafni made a bicycle almost entirely out of cardboard:

Inhabitat has the orginal story, but The Flying Tortoise put the article together in a much friendlier way to read.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Safe Bet...

My friend Keith Dauzat has started a new blog, Financial Velociraptor.  In a recent post, Oil (blood) in the streets, he explains one of the safest strategies for using options, what he calls the "buy-write strategy".  It's basically only as risky as owning the stocks, what you risk by writing the option is that you are limiting the amount of profit you can make -- in exchange for a guaranteed return.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Survival Bread

Year Zero Survival has a recipe for making bread using just flour, sugar, water, salt, yeast, and some oil for frying.  It looks interesting, although I'm a little confused why the yeast is in there since they don't give it time to rise.